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Anyone here racing on these generic carbon frames?

Old 01-01-12, 10:57 AM
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Anyone here racing on these generic carbon frames?

Like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Brand-N...29414329583202

I plan to concentrate on crits this coming season, and the thought of crashing my specialized s-works is not particularly appealing. Or would I do better buying a used known-brand frame instead? could only afford alum-alloy if I go that way.

If you have gotten one of these I'd be interested in your feedback, your buying experience and what would you have done differently.

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Old 01-01-12, 01:09 PM
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From what I hear, it depends on which frameset you purchase. Do your research first...I would begin over at roadbikereview.com

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/bikes-frames-forks/

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Old 01-01-12, 04:34 PM
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Yes.

Mine's a Trek.
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when i'm stateside, yes.

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I've seen the one with the wavy fork in a crit. It didn't explode. I asked the owner, who was a college kid. He said it's a little heavy compared to a top of the line frame (by a couple hundred grams) and probably not quite as stiff, although he didn't really know. In the end, though, he said the price was right and he was happy with it.
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There's a local company in MABRA-land that's making a pretty go of doing it.
http://www.novemberbicycles.com/
Their bikes are at a lot of the Mid-Atlantic area races, and they even had a CX team this year... usually doing quite well. They won't disclose where they get their frames, but their business model makes sense. I was on the fence after test riding one, but I wasn't ready to place an order in November. Super cool guys, too.
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Oh, sorry...you said those SPECIFIC frames. Then, no.
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I'm not, but I talked to a local guy who was on one. He liked it a lot, and said it was stiff and light and he especially liked not having to worry about crashing a multi-thousand dollar frame.
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Old 01-05-12, 01:38 PM
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Thank you all, gentlemen

I followed VA squire's suggestion and spent over 3 days going over that thread and came none the wiser than a solid 'maybe'

Thanks to all who replied. That comment about riding a Trek drew a chuckle from me. Same here with Specialized

At this point, I think I will get either a surplus '11 brand name alum frame and build or get a used carbon bike.

I may look like grandpa but I've been toying with the idea of racing on a specialized Roubaix or Giant Defy.
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you can crash and destroy your bike anywhere and anytime. your s-works is a racing bicycle. use it for racing.
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you can crash and destroy your bike anywhere and anytime. your s-works is a racing bicycle. use it for racing.
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Its a lot more than one thread, but to each their own.
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Make sure the maybe's were people who actually bought one. It's typically non-owners guessing about how good something is or they'll point to a site where a competitor cut a frame up. For the price, imo, it's worth checking out. Disclaimer, I've got a TT frame from them and I'm fat and it didn't break. GL
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