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Find me a CARBON bike.(6 posts)

Find me a CARBON bike.zooog
Sep 15, 2002 2:19 AM
Here are the current measurements that I am dialed into on my current ride.
Head angle-72.5
seat angle-74
top tube C-center-52.8
headtube length-110

I weigh about 158lbs. Any reccommendations are carbon bikes would be appreciated. Like a really stiff BB. Thanks

re: Find me a CARBON bike.Aztecs
Sep 15, 2002 2:47 AM
I am looking to get a Calfee. Here are the stats for them:

Calfee Luna/Tetra:

size: 52
top tube length: 53
seat tube angle: 74
stand over height: 77.4
head tube angle: 73
head tube length: 11.3
frame weight: 2.7 lbs
frame price Luna: $1299
frame price Tetra: $1900

Or if you have $$$ you could get a Tetra Custom $2500 for frame.
re: Find me a CARBON bike.filtersweep
Sep 15, 2002 5:43 AM
Look KG381i

Head angle-72.5
seat angle-72
top tube C-center-53
chainstay-43 (adjustable)
standover-31.2" or 79.2cm
headtube length-106?
Wrong basisKerry
Sep 15, 2002 3:52 PM
Why carbon. The WRONG place to start on a bike search is material. You want performance and fit for a price, and if it happens to be CF, then fine. Anyway, are you just too tired to look at mfr. web sites and you want others to do it for you?
Sep 15, 2002 4:30 PM
Tell that to a steel rider! Um, I sincerely believe that the first decision should be the material. I'm quite certain that with ALL the different aluminum bikes that are available, statistically there is one that will fit me "better" than my current non-AL bike...

BTW- {sarcasm font} I don't know about you, but I've noticed a tendency for bikes that share a common frame material to share similar ride characteristics... like steel bikes have a certain feel, aluminum bikes a certain feel, carbon, etc... {/sarcasm font} Isn't that the point?

Other than that, I fully agree with every other aspect of your post ;)

Actually, there are probably a ton of people who's current geometry is less than optimal, and if only they'd try something different....
Wrong basiszooog
Sep 16, 2002 2:29 AM
why carbon. Since I have steel, aluminum and Ti I figured what the hell why not carbon. Why ask others? This is a discussion board. I was looking for others riders comments on diff't carbon rides. I was not actually looking for geometry. I put up my geometry preferences so one could know what I am looking for. Don't get so uptight and nasty. Just looking for carbon suggestions. Thanks to all who responded.