Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - 2008 Tricross, BUT what material is THIS ?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
11-29-08, 02:37 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, 03:04 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, 03:13 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, 06:51 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, 02:33 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.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.