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Help me decide before the sale is over!(9 posts)

Help me decide before the sale is over!Pucci
Apr 19, 2003 5:35 PM
I am planning on building up a new bike for my commute (50 hilly kms round trip - fast and unloaded)

Out of the frames I could find on sale I have narrowed the choice down to two:

Wilier Evasion (2001 model – Easton Elite tubing) at $557
Specialized Allez Elite Cro-Mo (2003 model – Columbus Foco tubing) at $581

I normally ride Cinelli Aliante Altec2 frame which I love and don't want to trash on my commute. I wonder if the Easton Elite will be very harsh. I know that Foco is very high-end steel while Elite is middle range alu.

Any ideas or opinions?
Foco. nmdesmo
Apr 19, 2003 5:51 PM
Go with the steel nmTREKY
Apr 19, 2003 5:54 PM
Steal yaDeanMoriarty
Apr 19, 2003 8:02 PM
Old school steel, feel the love the road has to offer..
Saw a '03 Specialized frame the other day...Nessism
Apr 20, 2003 8:22 AM
...this frame uses fairly small diameter tubes - no mega tube on the frame I saw. Considering how thin the Foco tubes are, the frame will be quite flexy. This will be a great thing for lightweight riders but not so good for the heavy/strong folks.

Ed
My 260 pound co-worker is proof otherwise .....teoteoteo
Apr 20, 2003 3:50 PM
My co-worker is 260 pounds and rides one of these frames--He loves it. He came over from a Lemond Maillot Jaune and says the Specialized is a better frame for him. He's an intelligent guy that has been cycling all his life. The guy is outright torturous on his equipment and so far (3+ months)it passes with flying colors.
I would go steel!!!!!!!!nmthe bull
Apr 20, 2003 3:43 PM
Where did you find the Specialized Steel frame?n.m.CaliforniaDreaming
Apr 21, 2003 6:16 AM
Where did you find the Specialized Steel frame?n.m.Pucci
Apr 22, 2003 12:14 AM
Uemura Parts in Osaka Japan