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Fastback vs 5900(2 posts)

Fastback vs 5900JimZ
Aug 2, 2001 6:49 AM
I know they are very different; Aluminum vs Carbon; compact vs traditional geometry; etc. I'd like to know people's opinion (owners in particular) what they think of the frame ride characteristics. I want something that is easy to climb with yet is comfortable over long rides (60-100), but stiff and tight enough to do a crit every now and then. I'm looking for just input on the frame; ignore cost. It'll have D/A 9 spd and Ksyriums. Other frames I'm considering: Quantum Pro; Cyfac Airplane; Bianchi XL.
I have a 590012x23
Aug 2, 2001 5:20 PM
and love it. It seems to be as stiff as the 5500 in the bottom bracket, but rides more like my L'speed Classic. It is my choice for the century and other long rides. I'm 6'1-1/2", weigh about 145 and ride a 60cm. I have no experience with the Fastback.