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Difference between Merlin Agilis & XLCompact???(4 posts)

Difference between Merlin Agilis & XLCompact???kapalua
Jun 26, 2002 9:17 AM
I checked the Merlin site, and the specs are virtually identical. The XLCompact is only slightly lighter than the Agilis (2.83 lbs vs. 2.89 lbs for the Medium size). However, the price difference is almost $1000!

What's the difference?

Thanks,
Lenn
good questionelviento
Jun 26, 2002 9:30 AM
Bad example of marketing strategy. Just shape/ovalize one of the tubes a little bit, just like Litespeed does, and you have a perceived difference in the two frames and can justify the price difference.
double-butted (XLC) vs. straight-guage Ti tubing (Agilis)...nmkapalua
Jun 26, 2002 10:22 AM
double-butted (XLC) vs. straight-guage Ti tubing (Agilis)...nmolsta
Jun 26, 2002 5:59 PM
But is the xlc that much better than the agilis? Does it have a better ride?