Let's rip this bike a new one...or not
Reason for writing is that I **was** considering this frame among my short list of potential new builds.
However, whilst @ the local ("high-end") bike shop, I mentioned the R3 as a possibility and the guy immediately responded, calling it "one of the worst frames out there".
I said, WTF?!?!
He said the he personally spoke with a Team CSC mechanic, and the mechanic told him that CSC went through over 150 R3 frames last season because the frames kept cracking/breaking.
Wow! I went from hot to cold on the R3 almost instantly.
So, my questions:
How many frames does your "average pro team" go through in a season?
Can anybody confirm or refute the R3's apparent fragility?