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Carbon or a Ti frame next year?(3 posts)

Carbon or a Ti frame next year?dog727
May 17, 2001 7:32 AM
I have started to look around for the next frame for next year -I usually by a year out of season- now that I am happy with componentry (at least for now). So, is the general consensus, all else being equal, carbon or Ti? I'll be using the bike for training mostly, so many many miles. I am not a racer-wannabe. Not to get silly, knowing the general advantages of each (carbon is forgiving while Ti seems stiffer), anyone care to weigh in? Anybody particularly pleased with their ride this year?

Let's say 3 price points, $650, $1000 and in$anity.
get both, Colnago CT1 (nm)keith m.
May 17, 2001 7:34 AM
re: Carbon or a Ti frame next year?revitup
May 20, 2001 10:36 AM
Ti is the way to go if you are willing to spend the money. Carbon is nice but likely to crack/fail. If you spend the money on a good ti bike, it could last without ever worrying about failure. Titus road bikes are the way to go. They are completely custom to riding, touring, racing - whatever and they have a lifetime warranty. The welds are perfect and they only use American seamless tubing and 6/4 machined parts. The frames are $2000 so it is in the insanity range but worth it. I went from a Trek OCLV to a Titus and it has been a world of difference.