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Old 04-03-20, 07:16 AM
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A tangible difference between the carbon and aluminium frame builds is likely the typical geometry they offer rather than their stiffness.

Carbon frames are generally longer in reach and front-centre distance. Look T20 of size M has a 427mm reach and Dolan DF4 sz 55 -- 414mm. Some exceptions include Bridgestone and S1Neo that are really short.

Very few alloy frames resemble this new geometry, for example Ribble Eliminator AL sz M and Ridley Arena Alloy sz M have a reach of 419 and 412 mm, respectively.

Both longer reach and longer front wheelbase is a trend. It would look very strange indeed to mount Glaetzer on Huebner's short and ugly Texima.

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