|C40 or Ovalmaster ?||flybyvine|
Sep 12, 2001 10:49 PM
|Am consirderinbg one of the above. I currently have a Merlin Road and like the Ti ride and therefore the Ovalmaster is a natural choice but I hear nothing but good things about both the Ovalmaster & C40.
What about the durability of the carbon ? Any problems so far ?
|re: C40 or Ovalmaster ?||C-40|
Sep 13, 2001 8:29 AM
|Can't comment on the Ovalmaster, since I haven't ridden one, but after owning a Litespeed Ultimate, which beat me to death with it's bladed down tube and short stays, I've sworn off frames with big downtubes.
I've logged over 6,000 miles on my C-40 and find that it rides and handles great. No complaints so far. The frame still looks like new. Certainly doesn't qualify as a long-term test though.
I'd also consider the CT-1. Quite a bit cheaper than the C-40, unless you buy from sdeals.com or totalcycling.com where the C-40 is about $2700.
|re: C40 or Ovalmaster ?||flybyvine|
Sep 13, 2001 5:35 PM
|C40 is around ~USD 2550 in Singapore incl. fork, HS, post & stem. Ovalmaster is ~USD 1430 with fork. Didn't check the CT1 but figure it falls between the two. Have to wait around a month as they are ordered direct from the factory.
Thought about the CT1 but wonder about the joins between Ti main triangle and & carbon stays - or am I being paranoid. What attracts me to the Ti is longevity (particularly in humid singaire where steel & Alum disappear before your very eys with all the sweat I pour over them)
I've head a lot of great stories but nothing bad - are there ANY bad experiences out there ?