|Who Makes Nashbar's Frame (Frah-May) Frames?||huffer|
Jan 28, 2004 11:14 PM
|Anyone have any info on who makes the "Frame" frames that Nashbar sells? Or any personal experiences riding one? After reading the "if you race crit you WILL go down and likely do some damage, so don't race if you can't replace" posts from a couple days ago, I think I might put together a second bike I can beat up for the crits.|
|Somebody in Taiwan||cmgauch|
Jan 29, 2004 7:13 AM
|I'll admit it: I bought one last fall when the price got down to $120 bucks or something. It was a weak moment. I had just snuck a new cross bike into the stable and was spending money like mad restoring a classic car when I discovered a crack in my fillet brazed cro-mo GT Edge. It was not a good time to spring for a high-zoot frame.
Anyway, I swapped over the Ultegra kit from the Edge & put a few thousand miles on the "Nashbar Special" last year, including a double century. I'd describe it as adequate, it built out to ~21 lbs (Ultegra/Rolf vector comp/Kestral c/f fork). It won't thrill you, but the ride is not harsh and the handling is very stable. It's not a particularly quick-handling bike, so if you like that keep looking. Climbing is OK.
I'd imagine in a crit, other racers might look at you askance, but that would probably be part of the fun.
|Thanks, I'll keep looking...nm||huffer|
Jan 29, 2004 8:48 AM
|re: Who Makes Nashbar's Frame (Frah-May) Frames?||RULY|
Jan 29, 2004 2:14 PM
|Supergo Scattante XRL frame is better and light than Nashbar Frame'model.I upgrade my old Trek,and this frame is fast and I climb better with the Scattante.|
|I've got one||torquecal|
Jan 29, 2004 4:15 PM
|I've only put about 300 miles on it but as a cool weather project, it's turned out rather nice. It fits me well.
The frame itself is no great shakes in the look department, the welds are particularly ugly, but overall it feels like a good ride.
|I've got two||sweathog|
Jan 29, 2004 5:11 PM
|... which I built in the past few months. The best thing was that they are straight and the BB and head tube are ready to go with no prepping. I like them a lot because of the geometry, slack seat angle and short top tube (58), and stable ride, but that's me. I can't comment on the weight, since I live in flat Florida and it doesn't matter to me.|| |