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Need advice on new frame for heavy rider(8 posts)

Need advice on new frame for heavy ridertrackee
Sep 14, 2002 9:48 AM
I am looking for any opinions on frames and stiffness. I am a 210-215lb decent track sprinter riding a c'dale caad3 on the road thats a few years old. I am looking to buy a new frame that is as light a possible without getting too flexy in the sprints. I am thinkng about a caad5 or caad7 but am looking for other ideas. Stiff, light, under 1500$. Any help would be great. Thanks
2003 klein with 105 about $1500 (nm)bm
Sep 14, 2002 10:26 AM
re: Need advice on new frame for heavy ridertrackee
Sep 14, 2002 10:59 AM
Sorry-should have specified. I am willing to spend 1500$ on frame.
re: Need advice on new frame for heavy riderAkirasho
Sep 14, 2002 1:01 PM

... just got back from my LBS... and he showed me this... in the Burning Pointsettia Red... which cannot be done justice in print or on the web... he hinted at a $1500 UDS frame and fork price (it uses a Cane Creek Integrated headset)

I'm a larger rider... and I think this might be on my birthday list (only two months away)...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
re: Need advice on new frame for heavy riderChainstay
Sep 14, 2002 2:23 PM
Stay away from carbon seatstays on aluminum frames. They won't stand the flex that you dish out. My 210 pound sprinter friend broke a frame two weeks ago right at the drive side drop out on the chainstay.
re: Need advice on new frame for heavy riderbabyhuey77
Sep 14, 2002 2:39 PM
I'm 6'3" and weigh about 230, I got a custom built Kavik and it is wonderful. Brian at Kavik used a mountain bike grade down tube and this is one of, if not the stiffest bike I've ever ridden. For the record the bike weighs about 18 lbs with nothing stupid component wise. Also it has a 60cm top tube with a 59.5cm seat tube, so this is a big frame. I would highly recommend Kavik. Best of luck.
Alot of choices from DEAN bikesniteschaos
Sep 14, 2002 4:38 PM
Dean bike you can call them and get exactly what you want cause all they do is custom stuff. they have a good website you can find listed at this site to get prices, but I think most of thier frames are below your 1500 ceiling. They do mainly steel and Ti bikes.

Look to Felt for Al. I am 200 pounds and I really like my F75.
Stick with CAAD5 or CAAD 7Leroy
Sep 16, 2002 3:52 AM
If you've been successful with the Cannondale, why mess with success?

Dave Loving