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    2006 vs 2007-2010 Tricross Comp

    The 06 models are a bit cheaper than the 07-10, probably because they were a bit cheaper when new. The biggest difference is the frame materials and I'm wondering how much of a difference and premium that's worth. There are also some geometry differences and I'm wondering how differently the two frames will handle, since I can't ride either before purchase. The components are almost completely identical between the two. I have an 07 Sport now which is neither here nor there in terms of geometry and material. The 06 I'm looking at is a good $300 cheaper.

    06: A1 tubing, carbon fork with aluminum steerer.

    07-10: E5 tubing, all carbon fork, carbon rear stays.

    Geometry differences (others are same),

    06 vs 07-10

    Wheelbase: 1037mm vs 1032mm
    Trail: 61mm vs 64mm (head-tube angle 72.5 vs 72)
    Chain-stay length: 450mm vs 440mm
    Front-Center: 597mm vs 601mm

    The longer chain-stays and wheelbase on the 06 indicate to me a slightly more stable ride, but the lower trail ad front-center indicate the opposite.
    Last edited by vinuneuro; 03-04-14 at 10:29 AM.

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    I think A1 vs. E5 tubing is mostly a marginal weight difference. Technically the E5 is stronger, but that just means they can use less of it to get the same strength (hence, lighter).

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