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'Sqaure' frames
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'Round' frames
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Monoque
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'Sqaure' or 'Round' frames?

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Old 05-11-05, 08:14 PM
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This must sound like a stupid topic to post...but i'm sure everyone has a favourite.

My question is, do you prefer bikes that have 'round' frame? Or do you prefer those with a 'Square' frame (going from round to sqaure)? Me, I prefer the 'Square' ones, but i know a lot of people who say they look stupid and like the 'round' ones better.

Its got nothing to do with the quality of the frame...just the look. The Hard Rock and Fire Mountain are two great examples...







edit: ....Just go around and edit my polls when you please.....

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Square definately, and they really airn't square, they are rectangular, to be laterally (i think) stronger, but they loose a little bit of side to side strength, which is not needed near as much anyways.
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Old 05-11-05, 08:21 PM
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I have one of both, my Fuji has a diamond and my Mongoose has a round. Both are good but I like the Fuji frame a bit more.
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Old 05-11-05, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ridehard
, and they really airn't square, they are rectangular,
Yeh well they all vairy, so i classify those ones as 'Square' in its simplest term.
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Steel - round
Alum - square

Why? Simply because thats the way I like it.
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Originally Posted by ridehard
Square definately, and they really airn't square, they are rectangular, to be laterally (i think) stronger, but they loose a little bit of side to side strength, which is not needed near as much anyways.
err, laterally means side-to-side. Maybe you meant vertically?

As far as I remember from high school physics and geometry, rectangular shapes should bear both lateral and vertical forces better than round ones, but the round ones are better with torsional forces. But either way, I think the hardrock and bikes like it are super hot. But then I also love the look of the GF Wahoo etc.

Coming from a road perspective, at first mountain bikes were kind of chunky and bloated looking. But now I realize, road bikes are like supermodels: they look good in photos, and are fun to own. Mountain bikes are like real girls (or guys, if that's your thing): they are fun to ride, and feel good.
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xc - round
freeride - square

that just seems the way things should be to me.
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Old 05-11-05, 10:57 PM
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The specialized frames look nice with the squares, but there are also plenty of round-tubed frames that look awesome.
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my bike is an octagon, or at least the top tube is... the down tube is a circle and the chain stays are oval, i guess im shapily diverse
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Originally Posted by alcahueteria
xc - round
freeride - square

that just seems the way things should be to me.
What if you ride a steel freeride ht frame.
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Old 05-12-05, 04:03 PM
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like the steelhead, that bike is so cool and clean lookin'
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Laterally is side to side, longitudinally is front to back.
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Mine is like oval...
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I love the Evil Imperial and its straight square tube toptube/seatstay.
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yeah, what if...I like those azonic steelhead's they are nice, but I was just making a general statement. the square stuff just looks more serious, and therefore more freeride-ish.
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Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
my bike is an octagon, or at least the top tube is... the down tube is a circle and the chain stays are oval, i guess im shapily diverse
Same.
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I love the look of monocoque frames, like The shockwave 9.5, then oval or rectangle.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Steel - round
Alum - square

Why? Simply because thats the way I like it.

Same
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I like the roundness, i know on my own frame the tubes get much narrower at the BB area, and larger at the headtube. I like the round. On my last frame it has tear drop tubing, that i liked very much
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i like the round frames they are soo sleek i feel so unco on the square frames whats nxt make a poll about square or round wheels.........heheheh somone do it
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Originally Posted by ^oZ
Same.
i wonder why that is?
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Square..its the way I like it
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I seem to like round frames better, they just feel better. But i do like the look of some square frames.
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http://www.planet-x-bikes.com/index....position=54:12

This is my new frame, i prefer the way this frame looks over any other, its got these bumps at the top, and then goes into a round profile down to the bottom bracket, and then square at the chain and seatstays...

BEAUTIFUL
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No-one does square tubes quite like Pace.
Check out the externally butted square-section frame at

https://www.pacecycles.com/product.a...D=1&subcat=440

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