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    Aventon Mataro?

    http://aventonbikes.com/

    Has anybody heard of these? After spending too much time googling, I haven't found a review or forum post. They look fairly legit, but I was wondering if anybody has actually ridden one that can tell me about it. For 350 w/ free shipping (http://www.citygrounds.com/aventon/a...-frameset-3075) this seems a little too good to be true. From the Aventon website, these are hydroformed, hand polished, and hand welded aluminum bikes. But still, for only 350? There's gotta be a catch.

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    Whoa. Those look nice.

    Aluminum fork though, luckily its a crappy rake that I would replace anyway. Great price too.
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    Ya, they look pretty slick. I might jump on it when I have the money. It looks like a $1500+ frame. This frame looks way too good for 350.
    Last edited by willy704; 06-11-13 at 09:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy704 View Post
    Ya, they look pretty slick. I might jump on it when I have the money. It looks like a $1500+ frame. This frame looks way too good for 350.
    uuhh... nah, it looks like a solid 350 dollar frame. Looks almost better than the Langster Pro, and they both share stupid road forks.
    Other than the 45mm rake fork, it has some pretty nice geometry, and accepts a standard seat post.

    Literally the only thing I don't like is the aluminum road fork. Swap it for a carbon track fork and the thing looks solid as hell.

    double sided track end inserts too, **** me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willy704
    Ya, they look pretty slick. I might jump on it when I have the money. It looks like a SOLID $350 frame. This frame looks way too good for 350.
    Better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy704 View Post
    Better?
    Absolutely. Just don't expect a 1500 dollar frame, haha. Expect a 350 dollar frame and be impressed.
    This looks on part with Al Leaders and the Langster Pro.


    This is added to my list of Kilo replacements.


    bonus points if it has removable decals.
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    I can dream about paying 350 for a 1500 dollar frame, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy704 View Post
    I can dream about paying 350 for a 1500 dollar frame, right?
    Sure.

    Anyway, it looks like a great frame for the price. I'd like to see some reviews, and others' opinions on it.
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    I was just looking at their FB page and found that the frames were only released a few months ago which would explain the lack of reviews/opinions.

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    I know a little bit about where/how those frames are made and personally, I wouldn't ride one if it was free.

    Fun fact: the "smooth welds" don't look like that in real life.

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    I paid $51 for my VISP, which is prolly comparable to that frameset. I wouldn't pay $350 for a VISP. Note that they don't mention its weight. I'll bet it's a boat anchor just like my VISP.
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    I sent them an email. They said that the framesets (frame+fork+headset) are about 5 lbs. Have any of you guys actually seen or ridden them? I'm still sorta interested. From all of the pictures I've seen, those welds look pretty damn smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy704 View Post
    Have any of you guys actually seen or ridden them? I'm still sorta interested. From all of the pictures I've seen, those welds look pretty damn smooth.
    Did you read my post?

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    Looks like a Aventon branded visp to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy704 View Post
    They said that the framesets (frame+fork+headset) are about 5 lbs.
    Like I said, a boat anchor.
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    Did they actually say "about 5 lbs"? If I made frames, I imagine I'd be able to give a more precise figure than that to people who asked about my product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Did they actually say "about 5 lbs"? If I made frames, I imagine I'd be able to give a more precise figure than that to people who asked about my product.
    Leader says 4.0 - 4.7 pounds for their 735 frame.

    A 300 gram range is just as bad, if not worse, than "about 5 lbs".
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    Meh, I'd still like to see it in person

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Did you read my post?
    Yes I did. I'm not trying to say that this is the best frame evar, and I'm not gonna jump and buy it now; I was just making my own observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy704 View Post
    Yes I did. I'm not trying to say that this is the best frame evar, and I'm not gonna jump and buy it now; I was just making my own observation.
    Don't let other people' opinions discourage you, buy it if you like it.
    I would say wait a little until people starts writing reviews on that frame, then if you see good reviews, why not try it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I know a little bit about where/how those frames are made and personally, I wouldn't ride one if it was free.

    Fun fact: the "smooth welds" don't look like that in real life.
    Care to expand on this part? In the interest of full disclosure, that is.

    FWIW (not much) they are currently the frame sponsor for WolfpackA.

    5lbs is ridiculously heavy for a (non-steel) track bike, though.
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    Crappy aluminum fork and headset probably weigh 900g.
    A quality carbon fork would easily cut a pound off the weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
    Care to expand on this part? In the interest of full disclosure, that is.
    I'm not at liberty to expose the whole industry's dirty little secrets. I was simply stating my opinion based on what I know and have seen.

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    FWIW (not much) they are currently the frame sponsor for WolfpackA.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 06-12-13 at 02:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'm not at liberty to expose the whole industry's dirty little secrets. I was simply stating my opinion based on what I know and have seen.
    I respect your confidentiality, I would just like to see the frame first hand or see a reputable review of it before I judge the frameset.

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    Knock yourself out.

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