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Old 07-14-09, 06:34 AM   #1
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Upgrading bike frame

Im changing my bike frame to a lighter aluminium frame, that has the disc mounts and bolt on derailleur mounts. I saw this frame -

http://corporate.marketplaceadvisor....mpid=86&dfid=1

It looks like very good value for money. Could you give me your opinions on it, im using it for road cycling mainly

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Old 07-14-09, 06:45 AM   #2
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Never heard of the company or the brand of frame. But they say it's ideally suited to cross-country mountain biking, you want to use it for road riding, so I am not sure I understand the logic of the swap.
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Old 07-14-09, 06:55 AM   #3
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I see what you are saying, i do some mountain biking but not too often.
They also say its designed to be suitable for different things.

The main reason i consider this upgrade is because my current frame is highten steel and this was the only alu frame in my price range that i could consider.

also you probably havent heard of the company since its based in the uk(just a guess)

EDIT: Could anyone comment on the quality of the frame i have linked in? That would help

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Old 07-14-09, 10:12 PM   #4
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Just a question, and by asking it, I am trying to drive a point home: Why do you think that an aluminum frame is automatically an upgrade?

I say this because I have been a fan of steel frames for many years. My first mountain bike was a Fuji cro-mo frame hardtail. I wish now that I had never gotten rid of it. I haven't ridden an aluminum frame bike that has offered the ride that I got with that Fuji. Unless you are looking for a stiffer frame for a very specific reason, don't pass up on your steel ride yet.
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