Cyclocross - 2008 Tricross, BUT what material is THIS ?
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11-29-08, 01:37 PM
I was cehcking specs on 2008 Tricros Comp and was interested to see what material the frame is made of. And on Specialized's website it said:
Specialized E5 frame, fully manipulated Columbus E5 SLX tubing, semi-compact Freeroad design, FACT carbon seatstays w/ Zertz inserts
So what the heck does that mean? Is that just aluminum ?
11-29-08, 02:04 PM
It is what is says. An E5 aluminum frame with carbon seat stays. So basically the fork, seat post, and seat stays are carbon.
11-29-08, 02:13 PM
And Zertz are elastomer inserts that are supposed to dampen vibration and make for a comfy ride. A gimmick, perhaps, but a gimmick that's won Paris-Roubaix FWIW.
11-29-08, 05:51 PM
thanks guys. Just a quick one... on Specialized website, it doesn't mention Al, that's just something I thought of myself:
# Specialized E5 frame, fully manipulated Columbus E5 SLX tubing, semi-compact Freeroad design, FACT carbon seatstays w/ Zertz inserts
# Specialized E5, fully manipulated Columbus E5 SLX tubing, semi-compact Freeroad design, FACT carbon seatstays w/ Zertz inserts
# Specialized FACT carbon Tricross fork, carbon legs, aluminum steerer, SpeedZertz inserts, full rack and fender mounts
11-30-08, 01:33 PM
It is a little confusing. Columbus SLX used to be a competition grade steel tubing. This new one is clearly a Columbus for Specialized deal because it's not one of their regular tubesets.
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