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carbon vs. ti(4 posts)

carbon vs. tiTim37
May 16, 2003 4:39 PM
I'm still looking for that ti dream bike but I have to ask what people think of carbon vs ti frames. Anyone with info about Lemond ti frames or the new Merckx gx2 carbon?
Largely, it's not the material, it's the designKerry
May 16, 2003 5:09 PM
You can get just about any ride characteristic with any material depending on the design (tube diameter, shape, wall thickness). CF frames differ from Ti in that you don't get the metal "ping" from CF, more of a thunk. Also, if you drop a chain or otherwise scrape CF you can gouge it, not so with Ti. After these points, it's all about how it was designed, not the materials used. (Same for steel and Al)
Off the mapfiltersweep
May 16, 2003 6:02 PM
Merckx carbon?! Lemond ti?! Are you just trying to be difficult? Sorry, but Lemond isn't known for ti- not is Merckx known for carbon... why not go with a company that specializes in these materials?
re: carbon vs. timackgoo
May 16, 2003 6:58 PM
I'm riding Ti now. An old Bianchi Ti Mega tube, the first Ultimate. It's a nice bike but I have my sites set on carbon. I want to try the Bianchi carbon being the Bianchi guy I am. I envy you if your seriously considering the Merckx. I'm sure that's a fine bike.
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