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Old 09-02-20, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by steve sumner View Post
BITD I think it was Tom Ritchey who said: a really good road bike is supposed to react like a spring
you don't make springs out of aluminum" that springy, resiliant, alive feel only comes from steel or titane
bikes alu-alloy and carbon fibre will feel dead. but the rider who only wants lightness combined with
stiffness will sadly never have the time or inclination to feel it
Perhaps a bit ironic that Ritchey has carbon forks and frame then.
Or the company just recognizes that there is a market for it and then decides to design what they view is an inferior product?...that'd be odd.
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