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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-29-09, 02:17 PM   #1
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Carbon or Ti Track Bike Frame

Who makes a stiffer Track Frame. Basically this is about material. Calfee has "ultra stiff" tubes and Merlin has different size tubing. I understand both builders have good reputation. I weigh 250 and don't want any frame flex.

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Old 03-29-09, 03:26 PM   #2
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Stiffer how? In what dimension?

Or maybe just call Calfee and Merlin Monday morning and ask them directly?
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Calfee will be able to dial in as little or as much stiffness as you want. More so than Titanium, even though Merlin does well. You'll just get better stiffness from Calfee, especially if you go custom.
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