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Old 05-12-19, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by dkyser View Post
I may look at Titanium also.


I was afraid this was the case.

I want disc brakes for sure.

As far as geometry, I love the geometry of my Domane so more of a touring style.
Beware of titanium frames that are on the lower end of the price range. Titanium is not easy to weld, it needs an inert gas environment and great skill to weld correctly. This makes good Ti frames prices go up. I have a beautiful Seven Axiom SL custom Ti bike, and just the frame cost nearly $4000, and adding decent gruppo will take you up to $8000 if not more.

So I would forget about titanium bikes if your total budget is $3500.

If you don't need a custom build, I strongly suggest looking at Surly Cross Check, as I said earlier. Surly makes great frames, and they have a good network of dealers all over the US. Cross Check is more of a touring style but not "sluggish" by any means.
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