|carbon fiber vs. titanium||posty|
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 Fine||grz 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 Fine||posty|
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...