Join Date: May 2004
Bikes: Custom DeanUSA El Diente CTI, Andante Track
Originally Posted by Walkercycles
expect it to flex alot... and save your money if you can.
Its a road bike with track drops, expect to scrape a pedal and go down.
Ridley doesn't specify it on the website, but from the picture, the bottom bracket drop doesn't appear to be more than 6cm, maybe 5.5cm?
And, anyways the track that Msngr will be racing on is asphalt and has, I think, no more than 20degree banking. It won't be like a wood track with 45degree banks.
But, the geo is definitely road. ~72.5-74degrees ST, but 70-72.5degree HT, which means a 44/45 rake fork.
I don't know how much the bike or frame is, but I would want a true track frame, whether carbon fiber or steel, so Don is right, save your money.
My preference is still custom steel. For a nice true custom steel track frame for pure racing, you are looking at $1,000-2,000 depending on tubing. For a nice true carbon track frame for pure racing, you are looking at over $2,500.