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    Alien bikes - track friendly?

    I am getting an Alien sometime in the future and also looking to get into track racing. The reason I like the alien frames is there no braz-ons or drilled holes anywhere, just a clean frame plus they won't break my wallet. How do these bikes stand up in the track environment?

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    Geometry is spot on for a steep track. I haven't taken mine out to Alpenrose yet but I will in the future, possibly on a dry sunny winter day.

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    Sounds good to me. The only thing I need to do now is find a velodrome in Connecticut, which seems like a no go. Looks like the closest one to me is in New York City.

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    There's one in New Hampshire as well, but that's a converted kart track with very shallow banking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    Sounds good to me. The only thing I need to do now is find a velodrome in Connecticut, which seems like a no go. Looks like the closest one to me is in New York City.
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    for those who already have one-

    or those who are thinking of getting one-

    did you get it unfinished, or powdercoated whe you bought it from them?

    are these frames light?

    I just felt it was kind of pricy for a 400 frame unpainted-

    but that might just be my cheapness creaping in..haha

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    They are not particularly light steel frames. If you want light steel, either go custom, get a keirin frame with Kaisei 8630 or Columbus Genius, or opt for aluminum.

    My Alien built up around 19.5lb.

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