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    Trek T1 quality?

    Hi folks

    I am in the market for a better track frame (the leader was a good start but at 6'4" I really need to get off a frame in the 50's and be riding a something that fits me)

    I am looking for a mid level track frame thats around 62cm, while searching I found early on the trek t1. Its one of the few track frames that meet both my price and my size requirements. On paper it sounds good, but none of my local shops carry them in store and no one I ride with or have seen around the track has one. In light of this I was hoping to employ your help to tell me if there is any drawbacks or benefits of this frameset.

    Thanks a lot everyone!

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    50 views and no one has a comment? Come on!

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    It doesn't matter what frame you get,you could get a regular 19" steel frame from trek and build your bike form that,steel is heavier and more durable and cheaper.Remember you get a lot more muscle from pedaling a heavier bike,and steel frames are a lot cheaper,as long as the frame fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
    Remember you get a lot more muscle from pedaling a heavier bike,and steel frames are a lot cheaper,as long as the frame fits.
    WTF?

    Dude, where is your smilie?

    to the OP. I cant tell you if the Trek is a good frame. I can tell you that if you want to take racing serious enough to drop money on a new bike, make sure it fits, first and formost.
    Once you have your bike set up where it needs to be for your body, get a good set of race wheels.
    no, i am not talking about Velocity's. They are a great rim, as a back up set. Spend some good coin so you can go faster. Being competitive is a good thing. Dont let your equipment limit your abilities to stay near the front.

    DW
    he's baaaaaack.... sort of

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
    It doesn't matter what frame you get,you could get a regular 19" steel frame from trek and build your bike form that,steel is heavier and more durable and cheaper.Remember you get a lot more muscle from pedaling a heavier bike,and steel frames are a lot cheaper,as long as the frame fits.
    Say what now?
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    i dunno pfutz, its an alu frame from a factory in taiwan. i get the feeling it'll be about the same as the giant alu track, the "masi" alu track and a whole lot of other frames in that range.

    for that price range, the difference is that some of these are a little lighter while some are a little stiffer. sounds fine to me. i can't offer up too many alternatives 'cause i don't know who offfers what in your size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noestaencasa View Post
    WTF?

    Dude, where is your smilie?

    to the OP. I cant tell you if the Trek is a good frame. I can tell you that if you want to take racing serious enough to drop money on a new bike, make sure it fits, first and formost.
    Once you have your bike set up where it needs to be for your body, get a good set of race wheels.
    no, i am not talking about Velocity's. They are a great rim, as a back up set. Spend some good coin so you can go faster. Being competitive is a good thing. Dont let your equipment limit your abilities to stay near the front.

    DW
    Thanks for the information, I will be sure to keep this in mind when I am building the bike up.

    Quote Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
    It doesn't matter what frame you get,you could get a regular 19" steel frame from trek and build your bike form that,steel is heavier and more durable and cheaper.Remember you get a lot more muscle from pedaling a heavier bike,and steel frames are a lot cheaper,as long as the frame fits.
    Thanks for the advice but I prefer the rigidity of aluminum and I am willing to spend a bit more on a better frame. While your logic may be true (in regards to pedaling a heavier bike) I have road fixed gears that are steel, I am looking for an aluminum frame around 62cm that is fairly rigid.

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenskeletons View Post
    i dunno pfutz, its an alu frame from a factory in taiwan. i get the feeling it'll be about the same as the giant alu track, the "masi" alu track and a whole lot of other frames in that range.

    for that price range, the difference is that some of these are a little lighter while some are a little stiffer. sounds fine to me. i can't offer up too many alternatives 'cause i don't know who offfers what in your size.
    Thanks for the information, as I understand it treks t1 frame likely uses taiwain made tubing but it is assembled and welded in the US. I am needing a 62cm frame (6'5" with a 37 true inseam) so a lot of frames got cut out of the running early on.


    Thanks again for the responses everyone, I really appreciate it.

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