Dec 18, 2001 5:41 PM
|OK I know they're cheap and a little heavy, but for $500 does anything even come close? Seriously I have been looking to replace my broken frame and looking at everything from ti to 853, and I keep getting sucked back to the Supergo Bikes. Frame, carbon stays and fork, and an integrated headset for $500. I know that the Pinarello faithfuls will lash me for even bringing this up but I am curious.|
Dec 18, 2001 6:59 PM
|I too was eyeing Supergo's Zonal frame set.
Pricewise, it's a deal to find a Columbus frame with carbon stays and fork for 500 dollars.
... But in the end, I passed on the frame.
I have never had a good experience with Supergo's house brand products (Aireon, Weyless, etc...). I've tried a little bit of everything of theirs (tools, computer, pump, clothing). Nothing major in tems of problems, but their products weren't of the best fit and finish and I question it's long term quality.
I know the tubes are from Columbus, but the sales person couldn't tell me where the frame was actually welded.
Dec 18, 2001 9:53 PM
|Other big brand names --Fuji, Giant, etc. a frame for $499 is not that uncommon, and don't get sucked into the carbon seat stays and integrated headset. Both features have more sex appeal than function. I am not saying they have no function, just less than people think.
Nothing against Supergo. If you really like it, buy it.
|What about that...||RS|
Dec 18, 2001 11:28 PM
|Specialized M4 frame? I think it is down to $299 and I have read some good reviews. When I thought I might have a crack in my CF frame I was seriously considering the Specialized (found out that the crack is just paint around the lug area).|
Dec 18, 2001 11:37 PM
|I know a few guys that ride and love them.|
|shop GVHbikes as well||Tig|
Dec 19, 2001 10:04 AM
|Go to http://www.gvhbikes.com/current.html and check out the Viner Pro Team with Columbus Nemo w/Reynolds Ouzo Comp threadless carbon fiber fork for only $795, or even the KHS Flite 2000 with Series 7005 aluminum w/bonded woven carbon fiber wishbone stay, Advanced Composites threadless 1 1/8" carbon fiber fork for only $650. Gary always has some bargains available. He can build a bike with as much or little as you need.|| |