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pedalforce.com/bikeparts.net/Bp-stealth/martec-quality?(10 posts)

pedalforce.com/bikeparts.net/Bp-stealth/martec-quality?milsk8s
Nov 9, 2001 11:26 AM
Hey, I was wondering if anyone had the carbon frame sold by pedalforce.com, bikepart.net, bpstealth.com and martec.

Bpstealth calls it model- Bp-2
pedalforce.com calls it model- ra
martec calls it model- ra too

Is it quality? Is it worth the money? I can't tell from the pictures, but is it more aerodynamic than a standard diamond frame?

thanks
Looks like some sort of magneto suspension system.vanzutas
Nov 9, 2001 12:03 PM
there are no spokes on the wheels. It must be some sort of opposing magnetic forces between the hub and rim. that would make for a plush ride. With no spokes it should be very aerodynamic.

Adam
Electro-Magnetic bearings??? (nm)Rusty McNasty
Nov 9, 2001 12:11 PM
what???????milsk8s
Nov 9, 2001 12:33 PM
WHAT THE HELL are you talking about? The picture is a little bit light, so you can't see the spokes.
you obviously know exactly what we are talking about.vanzutas
Nov 9, 2001 12:41 PM
We are joking around, keeping it light. So relax yourself.

Adam
what???????TimB
Nov 9, 2001 1:04 PM
Oh MAN! I am laughing at you so hard! I hope you are too.
:)

peace
Martec MfgDave Hickey
Nov 9, 2001 1:17 PM
Martec is a Asian manufacturer that makes alot of frames for other companies. LOOK's low end frames are rumored to be made by Martec. You are correct, all three of the above mentioned frames are the same model. If I remember, Chucksbikes.com had the best price on this frame. This frame is rather heavy compared to a standard frame. I believe it weighs around 4 pounds. SOme of BP Stealths other frames(BP3,BP4) weight less than three.
Here is the link to Chuckbikes Martec frameDave Hickey
Nov 9, 2001 1:22 PM
http://chucksbikes.com/fr024.htm

$385 is not a bad price for this frame. Even if you don't like the color, you can have it repainted for less than what BP Stealth or PedalForce charges
Quality of these framesmilsk8s
Nov 9, 2001 9:25 PM
How about the build quality and ride quality, is it any good?
Quality of these framesDave Hickey
Nov 10, 2001 6:05 AM
I've never owned or ridden one, so I can't speak for the ride. Martec builds alot of carbon frames as well as other carbon components such as golf clubs. I don't think you'll have a quality issue.