|Any opinions on Strong Racing frames||JohnIV|
Jun 27, 2002 4:16 AM
|Does anyone own a Strong Racing bike? They look pretty cool, and I was thinking about taking advantage of his introductory offer with their signature series Road frame. Also, does anyone know what kind of Columbus tubing is used in the Signature series? Thanks.|
|Love mine||Me Dot Org|
Jun 27, 2002 8:58 AM
|I got it last October, and I've put over 5,000 miles on it. A custom road frame with slightly relaxed geometry, foco top tube and down tube, with Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork and Carve Carbon seat stays. It is the most comfortable non-suspension road bike I've ever ridden. The steel and carbon are a great mix of liveliness and comfort.
I can't speak specifically to the materials in the 'signature line', but Carl Strong was easy to work with, and treated me well. I think the bike took a week longer than originally scheduled, but that week faded a long time ago as the happy miles mile up.
|Love mine 2||terry b|
Jun 27, 2002 9:44 AM
|Foco/Ultra mix, carbon rear triangle. rides like a dream, fits like a glove and it was a fun project to undertake. Carl is great to work with and the quality of his work is first rate.
Can't speak to the Signature series, they came just after I bought mine.
|Love both of mine...||miposy|
Jun 27, 2002 10:23 AM
I have a Foco custom road bike and a Foco hardtail. They are both great bikes and I highly recommend them.
Shoot Carl an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will tell you what type of Columbus tubing is used in the signature series.
The price is so good on those because Carl will be spending less personal time with the buyer, but he should be happy to answer your email question. If you want to really have an interactive purchase expereince with Carl you will need to buy a full on custom at a higher price.
In any event, I can't say enough good things about Carl and the rest of the Strong Frames crew.
The best thing about both of my bikes is how incredibly well they handle. They are also comfortable and relatively light. I like having a bike that is fairly unique as well. It's not just another Trek, Colnago, Litespeed, etc. (though they are all fine bikes).