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Steel frame with carbon fiber seat stays(6 posts)

Steel frame with carbon fiber seat staysErik W
Apr 6, 2001 7:08 PM
I was looking at the Dean bikes website

They have a new frame out, the Carve Sci that is a steel frame with carbon fiber seat stays. It seems like an intriguing concept. I was wondering what other's thought of the idea. What do you think it would ride like? I'm interested in your feedback.
re: Steel frame with carbon fiber seat staysfuzzybunnies
Apr 6, 2001 9:42 PM
I saw carrera's version fully built and it was sweet, course the rep wouldn't let me out the door with it though I could go around the show room. Oh well. TTFN
Apr 7, 2001 5:58 AM
Those are indeed beautiful. Did you happen to catch a glimpse of the
one with the carbon downtube as well? Giove I think it is.
Apr 7, 2001 6:25 PM
yup, the rep had all of them, the aluminum, ti and steel bikes with the carbon stays, only the steel was built. Would have been nice to really ride one of them. TTFN
What's the point?J.S.
Apr 6, 2001 9:42 PM
The reason carbon stays were originally used was to mute some of the road buzz on rigid framesets,i.e. aluminum, now it seems to just be a marketing gimmick. Example, Let's see, brand X has them and is selling a sh*t load but we don't work in aluminum so let's just do it in steel. The epitomy of this is the new Mondinico LUGGED steel frame with carbon stays, what... the h*ll.
Robert Millar says it's great.Highgear
Apr 7, 2001 1:40 AM
The same concept is being used on the Pinarello Opera. Robert M, a old British pro that does the test reviews for Procycling, says it rides like a dream. That is with the light steel tubing that Pinarello uses. I would say go for it.