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Scattante(6 posts)

ScattanteJRA
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.
re: ScattanteNN
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.
re: Scattanteallervite
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).
Good frame...allervite
Dec 18, 2001 11:37 PM
I know a few guys that ride and love them.
shop GVHbikes as wellTig
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.