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Any US brands making Alum. frames w/ Carbon seat stays???(6 posts)

Any US brands making Alum. frames w/ Carbon seat stays???biknben
Mar 17, 2001 6:20 AM
I see every company "across the pond" making crazy light aluminum frames with carbon seat stays. Would love to get my hands on one but I need to see something before I plop down my cash. Buying parts and misc stuff oversees is OK but a frame or complete bike makes me uncomfortable.

Who's making these types of frames on this side of the world?

BTW: I know about Seven's Odonata. That's a little too rich for my blood (and my wife's).
Oh CanadaScottV
Mar 17, 2001 10:26 AM
I don't know about the States but there are two manufactures right here in my home town of Montreal that are making them.

Guru
http://www.gurubikes.com/

Marinoni
http://www.cbss.on.ca/images/delta1.jpg

Both use a Columbus carbon rear. The rest of the Guru's frame is made of Altec 2+ tubing while the Marinoni is made of Airplane. I have a Marinoni on order and should be receiving it by mid April. Will be posting a picture soon after.
re: Any US brands making Alum. frames w/ Carbon seat stays???mike mcmahon
Mar 17, 2001 11:07 AM
I'm sure you'll find many custom builders in the states who are building frames (including aluminum frames) with carbon stays. At a mininum, they include Carl Strong (strongframes.com) and Sano (sanobike.com).
Anybody ridden one of these ?E3
Mar 17, 2001 3:18 PM
I've not noticed any commentary on the ride characteristics of carbon-stayed al frames. Are they truly the best of both worlds or just another goshdarn gimmick to separate us from our cash?
Anybody ridden one of these ?ScottV
Mar 18, 2001 7:14 AM
When I was shopping for my bike I ask a simular question. The manufacturer of Anvil bikes posted that it should not make any difference compared to a complete Al frame. That it was more marketing then anything else. He even pointed out that an Al bike with the carbon stays actually weighed slightly more then strait Al. So why did I get one? Well I thought it looked cool and it was different from all the other bikes that my buddies ride. I was also interested in Columbus Airplane tubing and this was the only local bike made of it. I presently have a Litespeed so maybe I'll do a review when the new bike comes.
re: check out K2's line-up.Ocky
Mar 18, 2001 5:33 AM
not familiar with the all the specifics, but their high end frames have carbon seat stays.

http://www.k2bikes.com