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Gios & Pinarelloflying
Aug 19, 2001 9:13 PM
Hi all,
Great site glad I found it.
After 13 years on a steel Masi Gran Corsa I am considering a new frame.
Funny as I rarely read the magazines etc. But after looking it seems most of the Italian frames offer an aluminum model now.

I was thinking of either the Gios AL90 2001
or the Pinarello Surprise.
Has anyone compared the two?
Also what is the big advantages or drawbacks of alum vs steel?
All of my riding is climbing & decending. I live at 4000' & get to sea level in 30 miles. I also have the option of climbing to 9000'.
So as you can see it is as I said all ups & downs ;-)
I thought the aluminum frame might be better for the climbs but wonder about the decents? Back when I bought this Masi in 88 the only alums were Vitus & they had a rep of top tube wobble on decents. Is this all cured now with the larger tubes or better aluminum?

Thanks for any help given,