Thread: FSA SLK flex?
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Old 06-05-06, 01:16 PM
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I'd consider the frame flex possibility too. CF frames are designed with a certain amount of flex, and as a heavier rider you'll be able to flex a frame more than a little skinny guy. I ride an Al frame and it's actually pretty comfortable for me, while still being nice and stiff. I get rid of the buzz with carbon at the contact points (seatpost, Aliante carbon saddle, carbon cranks, carbon fork).

As far as the Tarmac Expert, I've never ridden it and don't know anything about it. Could it be that Specialized manufactures a little more flex into the lower-end frames? I have no idea, but I guess it's possible.

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