Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Race style bikes stiffness is about performance efficiency.
aluminum structures survive longer if they don't flex.
or like Airplanes, flex cycled below a replacement threshold.
they measure hours of service, then park them in the Desert..
Want stiff for sprints, and less stiff century rides?
maybe you can seek out a frame like Richey, or others.
main frame Aluminum, rear triangle in Carbon fiber composites,
as well as the fork..
Last edited by fietsbob; 01-24-12 at 12:56 PM.