I posted in the road forum but maybe frame experts might have some insight into this question:
I'm looking for a cheap carbon frame to make use of some spare components and I found a merlin frame from 2006 discounted to clear which I like the look of (it is a more classical look before compact frames).
It is described "Merlin C110 Works frame features the perfect blend of Low Density Carbon fibre with Titanium to produce this elite road race frame"
this is the 2006 info
I didn't know anything about Merlin as they aren't very common here, but from what I read Merlin makes titanium bikes and makes high quality rather than mass market. So is this carbon frame any good and if so why have they stopped making carbon bikes?
I've also seen a GT GTR Ultra (a 2008 model). I don't know much about GT either but are they lower end than Merlin? Is a 2008 GT likely to be better than a 2006 Merlin?