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Old 11-27-10, 03:40 PM
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New no name Carbon Framesets from Asia

Hi, I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I have a question about, Carbon Framesets w/o decal names, I do not know what is meant my 3k weave or more weaves, what is the difference? and are these just name brand frames w/o the " Trek" name for instances? does anyone know if they hold up? I'd like to build a carbon frame Thanks
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Old 11-27-10, 04:27 PM
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The 3K weave is about the type of carbon fibre fabric used to make the bike. I suggest hitting google so you can familiarize yourself with this sort of information. I saw a thread about a generic carbon build in the road forum the other day.
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Old 11-27-10, 04:39 PM
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thanks Clasher, I've been riding Titanium so long, I haven't switched over to Carbon, but would like to see how it rides, I have all the parts, just need a carbon frame.
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The "no-name" frame may indeed be identical to those sold by a name brand and may be made in the same Asian factory by the same workers using the same materials. Then again, it may not and may not meet the construction quality and other criteria the name-brands require of their suppliers. You don't know.
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Like so many other things, you can gain some expertise and make quality judgements on the product itself. Or in the absence of expertise you can rely on the integrity of the maker, based on reputation. Neither is entirely reliable, for instance the product may not conform to the published spec, or the manufacturer may be coasting on an old reputation, and not living up to it any more.

Nothing is certain, so you pay your money and you take your chances, but if you lack expertise, you're generally better off sticking with names you can trust.
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I know a young gal who rode across the country on one. It did what it was supposed to do. Except for Trek, Calfee and maybe Kestrel most carbon frames are made by Giant and the rest in mainland China.
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