Old 10-13-18, 05:09 AM
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Paul Barnard
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Originally Posted by 1-track-mind View Post
Interested in hearing opinions on the preferred tubing (past or present) for an XL bike as far as handling under a load and being somewhat lively unloaded? Which current production bikes have tubing other than 4130 ?
I read your post when you first started it and have read through a couple more times as comments have been made. I am not one to recommend what I have just because I have it, but in this case I think it is what you are looking for. I can guarantee you that the Lynskey Backroad is more than stiff enough in an XL. Lively is somewhat more subjective. I don't consider mine lively in the sense that my Tarmac was, I do however consider it responsive. Pleasantly so. They go on sale for close to $1000 from time to time. I got mine for $899. Here's my build thread. Lynskey Backroad Build
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