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Manic_Schizo

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Weight Weenies Article
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:02:22 PM »
Was a good read. What is everyone's opinion on frame materials. I think some of the new carbon frames look amazing. Yet to ride one though. I love my V3 Envy. Was surprised, but happy to see it tip the scales as one of the alloy lightest frames going round. Will we see a big influx of carbon framed bikes over the coming months? Has anyone here got a good amount of time on a carbon frame yet ??

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 05:17:05 PM »
Glad you liked the article, I need to get back to writing more opinion pieces.

I too am keen to see how people take to carbon frames and see how they feel to ride.

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 09:49:07 AM »
It would also be nice to do a cromo frame weight comparison, there are some that challenge  the alloy frames.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 10:21:01 AM »
It would also be nice to do a cromo frame weight comparison, there are some that challenge  the alloy frames.

Sounds like a plan, thanks for the suggestion. I'll aim to get it done next week. Any cromo frames in particular that you would like to see in the mix, there are still quite a few and we'd like to make sure we don't miss any.

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 10:39:13 AM »
I agree. It was an interesting read
But when does it become to light to be functional?
Not in terms of strength and durability. But in terms of ride ability.
Looking at my bike and skill level. I don't think losing 1 kg of my bike overall will help me any.

The carbon frames are sweet looking. Would like to have a roll on the new GT.
Not sure if I would enjoy the full benefits the frame offers at my level. I'm sure the pros will though.
Price may put it into the serious racer category.
Look forward to seeing them on the track. 

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 03:02:30 PM »
It would also be nice to do a cromo frame weight comparison, there are some that challenge  the alloy frames.

Sounds like a plan, thanks for the suggestion. I'll aim to get it done next week. Any cromo frames in particular that you would like to see in the mix, there are still quite a few and we'd like to make sure we don't miss any.

I think the Standard 125R and the S&M Speedwagon are the obvious 2, throw in there the Supercross Cro-mo frame as well for good measure. Must still be a few other good options ??

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 04:35:05 PM »
Other cromo frames I can think of are

  • Star
  • Syndicate
  • Mcs speed freak
  • Schneider
  • F-Bom

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 05:06:23 PM »
Not sure if these are made

Johnny chopper
Mcneil Moto
Delux

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 05:08:23 PM »
Oh and Brew!

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2013, 03:07:56 PM »
Other cromo frames I can think of are

  • Syndicate

Syndicate Cycles Pro XL is 4.1lbs & Pro XL Cruiser 4.2lbs according to their brochure. I rode a XXL 20" & XXL Cruiser for 2 years. Weight was good.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2013, 11:15:57 AM by GT Interceptor »

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2013, 04:53:31 PM »
Thanks GT, oh that reminds me, isn't there a GT cromo frame now too? Simon Anderson races one.

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Re: Weight Weenies Article
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2013, 10:09:59 PM »
Don't forget that other 80's brand thats back in the game with new school CrMo race bikes.

The lighter 2014 Hutch Pro Racer model is just around the corner.

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