Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: O-Town, NE
Bikes: Gary Fisher Cobia, Lemond Buenos Aires
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I don't understand why some folks think that the carbon fiber bikes are "questionable"? I agree that carbon may not last as long, but that is most likely because in a crash, it may break. Carbon fiber is now being used to make aircraft fuselages. If it was questionable as a material, the FAA would've never let that happen. I think that CF bikes got a bad rap in the early years of production.
I am picking up an 06 Buenos Aires this week. I have ridden almost all the Lemond's under 2 grand. If I had more money, I would get the new (all carbon) Versailles. It rides very nice and is lighter than any other I tested. I did ride the Sarthe, and loved the feel.
I think with a Lemond, you can't go wrong. I am very impressed with all of their bikes.......but I don't know much. So take my thoughts with a grain of salt