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Best Aluminum frame?(8 posts)

Best Aluminum frame?niteschaos
Jul 5, 2002 7:25 PM
I am wanting to upgrade frames. I am kinda large and I like how my old Al frame felt. I was wondering in the world of aluminum what are the best frame for stiffness and climbing. Comfort is not a concern for me cause my saddle combo seems to take good care of that. I can't find prices on the CAAD7 frame-fork-crank-bb combo.

Best Al frame bar none?
Best Al frame under $2000?
Best Al frame under $1000?
Principiaolsta
Jul 5, 2002 8:13 PM
Go with the RexPro. Very light, very stiff, bullet proof finish. A beautiful bike with a great ride.
Agreed, and for under $1k...JohnIV
Jul 6, 2002 9:44 AM
Principia makes an unbelievable bike. For under $1k for frame and fork, WM Lewis imports has some sweet Quattro Assi's. I have the compact geometry team model. I love it, and it came with Headset, seatpost and stem for under $1k. No flex at all. Give em a look. www.wmlewisimports.com
for the under $1k cat, I vote the TCRweiwentg
Jul 5, 2002 9:30 PM
maybe even for the bar none cat.
for the under $1k cat, I vote the TCRNatchez
Jul 5, 2002 10:05 PM
I have heard the TCR can be flexy is that true?
not at my weight.weiwentg
Jul 6, 2002 2:28 AM
I have managed to flex the BB on my Allez A1 (115 lbs; it's not a noodle but I was going uphill pretty hard), and can't do that on my TCR. imo, the rumor that TCRs are flexy is utter crap, except maybe for very large riders.
re: Best Aluminum frame?divve
Jul 6, 2002 12:09 AM
The CAAD7 frame fork SI BB combo is rather expensive...I think about $800 more than the newer regular CAAD7 with standard sized BB. It should be out real soon and list for not that much more than the CAAD5 it will replace from the R1000 and up.
re: Best Aluminum frame?zray61
Jul 7, 2002 6:33 AM
What is your saddle combo?