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what is the difference between C3Ti and C4Ti tubes(6 posts)

what is the difference between C3Ti and C4Ti tubesavitar1
May 19, 2003 5:01 AM
I am narrowing down my choices for a new bike. I see the main diffence between the Serotta Legend and Concours is the type of tubing (and $$). How diffently do they ride. I am more interested in ride quality. I do 40-50 mile weekend rides and a century or 2. No racing. Looking to be fast and comfortable.
Could one be 3AL/2.5V and the other 6AL/4V?the bull
May 19, 2003 5:10 AM
If so it would be a stiffness and weight.
Personally I prefer the less $$ tuubing even though it weighs more it rides better.For me anyway I am a light rider(150lbs).
Could one be 3AL/2.5V and the other 6AL/4V?avitar1
May 19, 2003 5:18 AM
No they are both Ti tubing. I am not so light. I am 5'10" 180lbs. I do understand it is weight and stiffness, but I want to know if it can really be felt, and opinions on if it is worth it.
Both of the tubing I mentioned are ti !the bull
May 19, 2003 5:45 AM
I think Serotta has a fancy name for there tubings so people will think they are getting something truely unique!
re: what is the difference between C3Ti and C4Ti tubesMy Dog Wally
May 19, 2003 5:17 AM
I guarantee that if you post this question in the Serotta forum, you'll get a complete and coherent answer from a number of people.

- Dennis in Seattle
Main differences...........Len J
May 19, 2003 5:28 AM
are the amount of Butted tubing used and small weight difference. See the attached link for tube comparisons:

The poster who referred you to the Serotta site was correct.

As to Ride, some people can detect the difference and some cannot, test ride yourself & see.