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Best frame under 1000?(11 posts)

Best frame under 1000?niteschaos
Jul 9, 2002 5:45 AM
What is the best stiff pipe frame under 1000? I need an upgrade to build a road bike for the mountains.
C-Dale no doubt about itOld_school_nik
Jul 9, 2002 7:26 AM
w/ full carbon fork - light stiff responsive... made in USA.. what more do you want for Superman (Supermario!) to ride it?
thanks, that was what I thought.niteschaos
Jul 9, 2002 9:27 AM
Stiff and cheap.fracisco
Jul 9, 2002 9:50 AM
You can still find new CAAD3's at shops for around $400, as well as CAAD4's (old school headset) and CAAD5's. Good bang for the buck.
Stiff and cheaper.KurtVF
Jul 9, 2002 5:04 PM
Got a Specialized M4 this Spring from Supergo for $300. That left $700 for wheels, tires, bars, etc. If you're not set on a particular brand or model you can save big $$$$. Turns out the M4 was exactly what I wanted. They were selling GT frames for dirt cheap also.
Stiff and cheaper.Woof
Jul 10, 2002 11:26 AM
I have heard that surprisingly, Specialized ride harsher than the cannonsnails.

Still chasin' squirrels

Woof the dog
So I shoulda said........Stiffer and cheaperKurtVF
Jul 11, 2002 7:42 AM
re: Pinarello Surprisecyclejim
Jul 9, 2002 9:25 PM
$800 at It rules. Recently built one up and am riding it like madman... i placed a mini review on the board a while back. you can do a search on my name to check it out...
TCR as well. nmweiwentg
Jul 10, 2002 12:29 AM
TCR not as stiffalansutton
Jul 10, 2002 8:22 AM
I have a TCR and a Dale. The C'Dale feels way stiffer, however I think the TCR has a better balance between stiffness and comfort. The TCR is also lighter. Ride them both then make a decision.
TCR if you're not over 180#, Dale if you areJohnG
Jul 10, 2002 7:26 PM
The TCR is a MUCH more comfy frame in any case.