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Old 12-17-14, 04:05 PM
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Road Carbon For the First time...

I never want to ride Aluminium again.
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Old 12-17-14, 04:14 PM
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I told my wife, if I would have known how carbon felt I would have made sure she got carbon and not aluminum. I ride carbon, she rides aluminum, for now.
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Old 12-17-14, 04:26 PM
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Yeah, all that talk about wider tires = more comfort is BS! I run 32mm on my AL commuter and my carbon with 25mm has less road buzz! Too bad I can't commute on my carbon bike -- I'd lose my mind if I had to lock it up outside for an extended period
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Road carbon or rode carbon?
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Old 12-17-14, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
Road carbon or rode carbon?
My bad! Thanks!
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Old 12-17-14, 06:08 PM
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I had a very stiff Al frame for several seasons (Cervelo Soloist). For the first week or so after going back to a carbon frame, I kept looking down at my rear tire thinking it was going soft. Nope, I was just used to having every tiny imperfection transmitted to my butt.
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Old 12-17-14, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
Road carbon or rode carbon?
Originally Posted by yankeefan View Post
My bad! Thanks!
it kind 'a makes sense either way. how 'bout "rode road carbon"?

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Old 12-17-14, 07:23 PM
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That works!
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Old 12-18-14, 01:42 AM
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Ya know, I got an alu Bianchi Impulso recently and I can't complain at all. Road buzz is pretty much gone. You do feel potholes though.
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Originally Posted by Saving Hawaii View Post
Ya know, I got an alu Bianchi Impulso recently and I can't complain at all. Road buzz is pretty much gone. You do feel potholes though.

Originally Posted by yankeefan View Post
Yeah, all that talk about wider tires = more comfort is BS! I run 32mm on my AL commuter and my carbon with 25mm has less road buzz! Too bad I can't commute on my carbon bike -- I'd lose my mind if I had to lock it up outside for an extended period
+10 for this redsoxcarbonfiberbikefan, but here in Boston, I can delightfully commute on my Specialized S-Works.

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…I have a pristine high level carbon fiber road bike that is fine for even the potholed streets of Boston, and actually encourages me to ride because it's such a dream machine…

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
…For years, I rode a steel Bridgestone RB-1…I came to learn it was considered a classic. After the introduction of carbon fiber bikes, I always wondered if the premium prices of CF, which I considered to be about $2000 was worth the presumed enhanced riding experience.

The Bridgestone was totaled in 2012 in an accident from which I was not sure I would ride again. Well I did, and decided to get a CF. My trusted mechanic said here’s the bike you want, knowing my riding style. Well the MSRP was $8000, but he got it for me at half off.

… Personally, I can afford it, and it was an offer I could not refuse. Cycling is that important to me and I’m fortunate to be able to continue the lifestyle, so that puts it in perspective for me....

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… I bring the bike inside near my office, and have a place to hang my cycling clothes and a table fan to dry them off…

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Old 12-18-14, 11:54 AM
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OT.

how do you produce those embedded posts? is it a cut and paste job from multiples posts? or is it done by hand or is there something simplier? thanks.

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
+10 for this redsoxcarbonfiberbikefan, but here in Boston, I can delightfully commute on my Specialized S-Works.

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
+10 for this redsoxcarbonfiberbikefan, but here in Boston, I can delightfully commute on my Specialized S-Works.

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
+10 for this redsoxcarbonfiberbikefan, but here in Boston, I can delightfully commute on my Specialized S-Works.
nevermind!
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Old 12-18-14, 02:14 PM
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OT.

how do you produce those embedded posts? is it a cut and paste job from multiples posts? or is it done by hand or is there something simplier? thanks.

nevermind!
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Old 12-18-14, 02:34 PM
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Thank goodness I ride steel not alum, keeps the desire to try out carbon down
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My 2014 BMC GF02(alu) feels smoother than my 2013 Scott CR1 Pro(carbon).
Same wheels(Syncros 1.5?) and Continental tires (model?) 700 X 23, just sayin'

2014 BMC GF02 by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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My 2014 BMC GF02(alu) feels smoother than my 2013 Scott CR1 Pro(carbon).
Same wheels(Syncros 1.5?) and Continental tires (model?) 700 X 23, just sayin'

And it even looks nice to boot.
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Old 12-18-14, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
My 2014 BMC GF02(alu) feels smoother than my 2013 Scott CR1 Pro(carbon).
Same wheels(Syncros 1.5?) and Continental tires (model?) 700 X 23, just sayin'

2014 BMC GF02 by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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It could be a case of high quality AL trumping low quality CF. Someone told me that the Specialized Allez smartweld rides better than any equivalently priced carbon bike. The difference in geometry could also contribute to the difference in comfort. The Scott bike does have a bit more aggressive geometry, judging from Google Images lol.
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Thank goodness I ride steel not alum, keeps the desire to try out carbon down
I agree. I ride a steel RB-1 with the bike shop group ride and try to hang onto the wheel of the pretty ladies on their carbon machines. My RB-2 is a back-up. I ride my steel Novara Safari hybrid touring bike for training rides (and future off-pavement tours) because it's about miles rather than mph. The wider tires 700x40 are more comfy than the RB-1's 700x23. I just bought another steel vintage sport tourer to rehab for all pavement tours. Carbon is for sailboat masts. I'll try a carbon bike after I wear out these steel ones.
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The phantastic plastic has it problems too.
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At 240 pounds I don't think anyone will let me ride their Carbon Bike...
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I never want to ride Aluminium again.
I ride steel, but I support this message.
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Old 12-20-14, 01:29 AM
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At 240 pounds I don't think anyone will let me ride their Carbon Bike...
I'm 220, no problems here with carbon.
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Old 12-20-14, 02:05 AM
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Glad its wallet friendly for you ..
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I won't let anyone ride my carbon frame but it's not about your weight since I weigh 240.

The reason is I lent some of my bikes to some college kid friends and when I when to their house they were all laying on the front lawn not locked. I don't lend my bikes out anymore. To other people, they are just bikes.

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At 240 pounds I don't think anyone will let me ride their Carbon Bike...
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Old 12-21-14, 05:34 AM
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At 240 pounds I don't think anyone will let me ride their Carbon Bike...
Don't know why not
I weigh 254 pounds and ride a 5.2 Domane
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How many folks who don't like CF have owned or ridden extensively a nice CF bike? Also, there is a huge difference between the different CF bikes, some of which seems to be by price point. My Roubaix is a very smooth riding bike, much smoother than my CF Fuji, and much more efficient. I was 220ish when I bought her, and they laughed when I asked about weight issues, saying the modern CF bike frames do not care about weight.
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