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carbon fiber vs. titanium(4 posts)

carbon fiber vs. titaniumposty
May 2, 2001 4:36 PM
OK, so what is better? Both are comfortable, clearlt grat bikes. Need something for fast 20-40 mile rides (all the time I have), and a rare triathlon, up to half ironman. Trek 5200, kestrel talon, or litespeed tuscany? All Ultegra=equipped.

What's your preference?

They're All Finegrz mnky
May 2, 2001 4:44 PM
There is no one answer - it's a matter of personal prefernce and we've beat the crap out of this topic - repeatedly. Your intended usage isn't really that demanding. Methinks you ain't that fast since you don't appear to have the saddle time or the opinions that go with it. But I could be totally wrong....

Which is better in your mind? Which one gives you a woody and makes you want to go ride? That's definitely the one you should go with.

Can't decide - get one of each.

On a budget? Skip the Ti.
They're All Fineposty
May 2, 2001 5:08 PM
Fair enough.

Re: fast - I am getting back into cycling, but when I put my mind to something, I am good at it. I can do any of these bikes justice - I just don't fell like buying a bike and upgrading in 6 months - I want to get a good, durable, strong bike that will stand up to alot. 30-40 miles may not be long, but it can be a fast ride. There's just no time for more right now.

Re: the thoughts and questions - educate me or point o the links. That's why I'm here. That's why I value your input.
Nice Primer on Bicycle Metallurgy...MeDotOrg
May 3, 2001 8:46 AM
A readable article on Bicycle Metallurgy can be found at:

...when all is said and done, fit and construction are as important as the material...