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What's with all the Carbon Seat Stays?(2 posts)

What's with all the Carbon Seat Stays?rtyszko
Aug 2, 2002 5:14 PM
Hey, what are the REAL advantages to all of these carbon seat stays I see around these days? Is it all hype? I was curious whan I saw a Ti bike with em'?
re: it varies from maker to maker... material to material...Akirasho
Aug 2, 2002 5:27 PM
... design to design...

I recently acquired an Airborne Manhattan Project... and in their application... it stiffens the rear triangle a bit... my ride experiences confirm this (large rider with ZIPP 404 tubular wheels). The bike feels laterally stiff (more of a masher than a spinner) and scoots forward when you stand to pedal.

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