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Old 08-01-18, 09:39 AM
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As others have correctly pointed out - The Ironman's popularity came about from an astute blend of marketing magic, fun colors, growing interest in triathlons, and a fair price for a good bike . - The bikes were aggressive for their time and the geometry specs hold up even today ---- but to hit their price point, they specc'ed components that pushed the weight a little bit (but weight was competitive with anything in their price range back them im sure) - but once rolling, if you could adjust to the longer position, the aero benefit of being a little more stretched out likely negated a pound or 2 of weight

MAster and Expert frames -- one is Tange 1 and the other is Tange 2 -- that's all I know - they feel the same to me and I have had examples of both
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