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Old 04-16-20, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by itturriko View Post
And what about stiffness? Did you notice any difference between those frames? T4 vs DF4 for example (I think that is obvious that BT and R96 are stiffer)
I guess you did standing starts.
I think I'll go for the T4 but I saw a cheap BMC Trackmachine 01
The reason many members recommend Dolan DF4 is because of the geometry.
If you read the old posts, many track sprinters take the geometry very seriously.
Such as headtube angle, fork offset and, BB drop.
Also, if you use Cervelo T4, you will have hard time fitting big chainrings, crankarm, and some wheels.
Cervelo T4 is known to have clearance issues.

To add on about the stiffness on the track frames
Most of carbon track frames are stiffer than carbon road frame.
So if you are not coming from BMX, you do not have to worry about the stiffness.

btw not all BT are stiffer than Look R96
according to my friend Look R96 is stiffer than BT Blade and Ultra
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