|Is 3.5 lbs too heavy a frame?||Psychler|
Dec 4, 2001 5:52 AM
|Just bought a Ti frame....3.5 lbs...at 56cm thought it would be lighter, but now it is mine....any feedback on that type of frame weight, or am I just too neurotic? I weigh in at 142.|
|re: Is 3.5 lbs too heavy a frame?||NRG Climber|
Dec 4, 2001 6:12 AM
|Wow, you'll never be able to push that heavy rock down the road! Kidding. Ti frames generally run between 3.0 and 3.5 pounds. You're cool, now get out there and enjoy it!|
Dec 4, 2001 9:27 AM
|I just bought a Ti frame as well, which weighs right around 3 lbs in size 57. Last season, I raced on a scandium frame which weighed 2.5 lbs. I broke two frames (6', 170 lbs).
I am very willing to trade off the extra weight for the increased durability of a titanium frame. It is great to have a superlight bike, but not so great when it breaks mid-season.
Dec 4, 2001 3:51 PM
|Depends what you want. There is generaly a trade off between light weight and durability. I have 3 bikes one is a light weight AL used pretty much for racing the other two are steel training bikes.
Thats pretty reasonable for Ti or steel. If you want a light bike you could go Record/Dura Ace with light wheels. If you part it out right you should be fine on total weight.
|re: Is 3.5 lbs too heavy a frame?||vitusdude|
Dec 7, 2001 9:22 AM
|No. You are giving up maybe one pound on the very lightest frames out there. And that ain't that much. Just enjoy your new ride.|
|re: Is 3.5 lbs too heavy a frame?||Nessism|
Dec 7, 2001 2:07 PM
|I think that 3.5 lbs is a perfect weight for a Ti frame. Most (all?) of the light weight Ti frame are flexy. I would much rather have the added stiffness compared to saving a little weight.|
|re: heck no||SteveS|
Dec 7, 2001 9:49 PM
|3.5 lbs for a ti frame is no problem at all. Heck, I toured in Britain in September on a steel frame that was at least 5 pounds or more and had a great time.
However, I do think 142 lbs. is too light for someone riding a 56cm frame. I will be happy to donate 10 to 20 lbs. so that you can get your strength up.