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Merckx Ti(7 posts)

Merckx TiOverhill
Nov 2, 2002 11:45 AM
Why are Eddy Merckx Titanium frames so much less expensive than similar ones from Lemond and Litespeed[where I believe they are made]? Different quality? Less durable? Anyone have experience with or comments about either of the Merckx Ti bikes? Thanks.
Like the Lemonde...hycobob
Nov 2, 2002 4:31 PM
The difference in both companies' two models are component packages. Both Merckx frames are the same, as are the Lemonde frames.
Not trueRay Sachs
Nov 2, 2002 4:56 PM
The Majestic and Millenium (like the AX and EX that preceded them) are two different frames. The geometry is the same, but the Millenium (EX) has some 6/4 tubing and is a much stouter frame. The Majestic (AX) is all 3/2.5 ti and isn't as stiff (although its fine for most riders - I'm really happy with my AX).

Who knows why they're cheaper than Litespeeds - marketing? I had a Litespeed Classic, which I sold and replaced it with the Merckx. No difference in quality between the two, but I like the Merckx geometry much more than the Litespeed.

Nov 2, 2002 4:41 PM
Like the Lemonde...
wow, yet another IP addy that doesn't go anywhere!merckx56
Nov 2, 2002 5:57 PM
Stop doing that stupid shite! If you have a link, provide it!
And you're still wrong dumbass! The Merckx frames are different! The mainframe of the Millenium is 6/4 and the rear is 3/2.5. The Majestic is all 3/2.5!
Don't argue a point that you obviously know little about!
re: Merckx Tirdbkr
Nov 2, 2002 5:52 PM
I believe the Lemond frames use double butted titanium as opposed to straight gauge for the Merckx's. That would explain the price difference there. I have no explanation for Litespeed (besides marketing).

As for quality and durability, be assured that the Merckx ti compares favorably with Litespeed (I have the Majestic).
warranty: merckx (1yr); LS (life) - nmsteve-z
Nov 4, 2002 7:05 AM