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    cheap aluminum race bike ideas

    hey all -- i'm looking for a new race frame to replace one that i broke in a nasty crash. i'm definitely leaning toward the caad9. are there other frames with a similar price and geometry that i should be adding to my list? i'm looking for something that is cheap and functional and am not that concerned with image or weight.
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    This may be worth a look, assuming it ever actually gets off the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orlick View Post
    hey all -- i'm looking for a new race frame to replace one that i broke in a nasty crash. i'm definitely leaning toward the caad9. are there other frames with a similar price and geometry that i should be adding to my list? i'm looking for something that is cheap and functional and am not that concerned with image or weight.
    lean some more,fall face first into that mother ****er, and never ever look back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    This may be worth a look, assuming it ever actually gets off the ground.
    I think it's coming close, and it's the best deal around. Definitely worth a look.

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    How cheap are you looking to go, and what size are you looking for?

    Reason I ask is because I have a cheap frame I am looking to sell. PM me if you are interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    How cheap are you looking to go, and what size are you looking for?
    Yeah, what's your budget?

    This has been plastered all over BF for a few weeks and seems like a pretty good deal.
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    Cheap and it'd get the job done. Nashbar Alu-C, $150. Talk about not caring if you crash it....

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    leader bikes. I have an ld-736r and love it to death. Don't mind the odd website they've got - the frames are solid.

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    spooky bikes. skeletor. sofakinghot.

    http://www.spookybikes.com/ProductDe...tCode=SKELETOR

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy View Post
    spooky bikes. skeletor. sofakinghot.

    http://www.spookybikes.com/ProductDe...tCode=SKELETOR
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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy View Post
    spooky bikes. skeletor. sofakinghot.

    http://www.spookybikes.com/ProductDe...tCode=SKELETOR
    $850?

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    budget is under $1000. thanks for all the replies. lots of bikes i haven't considered. the bmc and hellafaster look solid.

    the spooky is probably one of the hottest bikes i've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
    $850?
    made in US w/ US tubeset and an Edge fork. I think that price is very reasonable and on par w/ the CAAD9 and other options of similar merit.

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    Specialized S-Works E5, though it's not similar geometry to the CAAD9

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy View Post
    made in US w/ US tubeset and an Edge fork. I think that price is very reasonable and on par w/ the CAAD9 and other options of similar merit.
    I personally know the Spooky guys and have seen the Skeletor up close. It's ridden by the local elite amateur team, Spooky/NCC/Kenda. I would say, yes, the price is very reasonable for a 1kg aluminum frame, and the guys on the team all love it. It's a bike intended to be functional, not to be beautiful. You can see the welds, sure, but that's not a quality thing, it's about not spending time and money on pointless beauty work. The Skeletor is intended to be a bare-bones, inexpensive but high-performance race bike, and it does that job extremely well.

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    Torelli Spada, Fort Frames, Colnago Primavera....

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy View Post
    made in US w/ US tubeset and an Edge fork. I think that price is very reasonable and on par w/ the CAAD9 and other options of similar merit.
    Actually, $1295 for the frame, headset and Edge fork. $850 for the frame only.

    CAAD9's start around $1050 for a complete bike.
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    ^^^ my mistake, but I still covet it... a big part of my reason for suggesting it is what grolby said above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy View Post
    ^^^ my mistake, but I still covet it... a big part of my reason for suggesting it is what grolby said above.
    Agreed, still hot.

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    DROP THE HAMMER!

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    Shooooot. I want one of those Spooky frames. May settle for a t-shirt at this time tho. haha
    If I was as good at racing bikes as I am at racing cars youd all be in for a world of hurt!

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    I really want a white caa9 to replace my current bike with a cracked seat tube but I dont know if I can wait the 4-6 weeks to have one come in.

    what about the bmc streetfire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
    That Le Champion frame is a pretty good deal. It would also give you the chance to pick your pieces and to not skimp on any of the components, as BD tends to do, i.e., saddle, chain, crank ("10 Speed 50/34t (or 36t, no choice")), brakes, wheelset, tires ("Vittoria Diamante Prolite or Kenda Kaliente IronCloak Kevlar (no choice))", etc.

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    This frame along with a Performance Forte carbon/aluminum fork is the backbone of my crit bike. I put the bike together using parts and the components from my older cannondale with 105's, along with and other parts left from my son's upgrades to his Felt.. The only other parts I needed to buy was a new headset and cables and housing. At $79 for the frame and less than $80 for the fork I've got an inexpensive bike and it won't matter if I crash it. It is not the same ride as my Roubaix Expert but will do just fine in crits. I did a break-in ride last week of 44 miles with about 5,100' of climbing and decent with no problems or harsh ride issues.

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