Not always, and regardless of your point of view, THIS is a thought provoking piece with thoughts written by Dave Moulton but in a response to Jan Heine’s original piece on this (at times) controversial subject. Take a look. The last sentence demonstrates Moulton’s opinion to a tee:
“Although always it is the rider, not the bike that is faster; it seems highly probable that some bikes make better use of the rider’s output, and may even cause the rider to increase his output.”
I love the introspect of frame building as well – how heat can dictate how a steel frame performs.
Gotta love steel.