Originally Posted by Irish Swede
"Underpowered" bikes are generally good for economy and long life because they aren't stressed as much.

Not "thrilling," but dependable.
Originally Posted by TinkererToo
But maybe not so good for accelerating out of trouble?

Indeed, but there are ways around it... : https://www.accessnorton.com/NortonCommando/worlds-fastest-bathtub-praps.33222/

SR