I am shopping around for a new frame or complete bike and have noticed a lot of frames coming out that are not just round tubes anymore.
I am looking for input from anyone who has ridden or raced an aero frame. A few questions for you:
1) What brand was it?
2) How did you like it?
3) Type of racer?
5) Did you crash on it, please describe crash, is it still alive
6) Do you believe in the hype, or is it just companies BSing their way through this?
7) All in all, what do you think? did you notice the difference? anything else to add?
8) Is the glass half empty or half full??
Unfortunately I am somewhat brand limited because I can get fisher/trek, blue, fuji, ridley, and kestrel at a more affordable price. Originally I wanted the Fisher Cronus (and still an option for me, I think) because it was a great all around bike, but the Cronus tubing is Ginormous and blue claims their AC1 is ~17% more aero efficient in opposition to their RC8 which has super tiny round tubing, especially in compare to the GF Cronus. I think the three bikes I am deciding are between the GF Cronus, Blue AC1, and Fuji SST2.0 because with either of these I will have enough to get a set of Zipp 404's. The reason I am considering the GF is because I have taken it on a long test ride and it is very stiff and comfortable AND I can get it now. The other two bikes are not in yet and I will likely not get them until near spring next year.
Wow I hate when given so many choices, I am terrible at it. Anyway thank you for taking the time to read and also thanks for your time if you reply.