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  • Steel

    9 9.89%
  • Aluminum

    41 45.05%
  • Ti

    6 6.59%
  • Cheap Carbon that I don't care if I crash

    1 1.10%
  • Expensive Carbon and I do all types of races on it

    29 31.87%
  • Expensive carbon but only for longer races (not crits)

    3 3.30%
  • I own an expensive carbon bike but I don't race it

    2 2.20%
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    Poll: Race Frame Materials and Do you Race Your Fancy Carbon Bikes?

    In light of the Pinarello tragedy, I thought this would be interesting....
    "Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from the sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me."

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    I race whatever I have now but I always go back and forth with what I would do if I had an awesome bike I wouldnt want to see damaged.

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    Sorry Here is the Real Poll

    Sorry here it is:
    "Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from the sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me."

    --Tim Krabbe, "The Rider"

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    Run what ya brung. While we make emotional attachments to our rigs because we take pride in them its still just a bicycle.

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    I have an alu frame with carbon fork and an all-carbon... I race the all-carbon. Why not? The bike is the LEAST of my worries.

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    i race steel but only because thats all ive ever had.

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    I race on aluminum. My race bike is also 2 pounds lighter than my carbon bike, feels more "crisp" and and feels "faster".

    I like both bikes equally for different reasons.
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    Fuji Team SL and Team Pro. Race both of them. I was offered a carbon frame this year but turned it down for those very reasons.
    FS: Fuji SL1 frameset, 55.5cm toptube, excellent condition.

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    Yes, see sig...
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    Even after the Pinarello tragedy, I'm going to get it fixed and keep right on racing it as soon as it comes back from the repair shop.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Even after the Pinarello tragedy, I'm going to get it fixed and keep right on racing it as soon as it comes back from the repair shop.

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    Yeah, good for you, Pete. Keep on trucking.

    I ride a cheapo-bike, and I race said cheapo bike. I wouldn't buy a bike I couldn't afford to replace.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riskus
    i race steel but only because thats all ive ever had.
    +1

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    Currently I race on a CAAD8 al frame, soon I will be adding a very high end carbon frame to the stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    Currently I race on a CAAD8 al frame, soon I will be adding a very high end carbon frame to the stable.
    details?

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    Where's the mid range carbon option for those of us who have Giants/Treks/Orbeas/Specialized/Cannondales... ?

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    I race my orca in everything but time trials.

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    I race on an R3 with Zipp 303s, train on the R3 but use my campy scirrocos or velomax orion IIs. I say race your good stuff. If you cant afford to replace it, IMO, financial common sense says you shouldnt own it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    Where's the mid range carbon option for those of us who have Giants/Treks/Orbeas/Specialized/Cannondales... ?
    Let's deem that to be expensive and cheap is the BikesDirect kind of stuff....
    "Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from the sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me."

    --Tim Krabbe, "The Rider"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV
    I race on an R3 with Zipp 303s, train on the R3 but use my campy scirrocos or velomax orion IIs. I say race your good stuff. If you cant afford to replace it, IMO, financial common sense says you shouldnt own it anyway.
    its not always that you cant afford to replace rather then not wanting to you know? I guess affording can me different things too.

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    I am racing a Moots Compact TI frame this year.

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    im pretty sure if i had a nicer bike i would race it simply because im too lazy to switch bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostman
    In light of the Pinarello tragedy....
    oh, the humanity...


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    Currently I race on a CAAD8 al frame, soon I will be adding a very high end carbon frame to the stable.
    OOOooo..intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    Where's the mid range carbon option for those of us who have Giants/Treks/Orbeas/Specialized/Cannondales... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostman
    Let's deem that to be expensive and cheap is the BikesDirect kind of stuff....
    I was going to ask the same.
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