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The one thing I enjoy most about metal frames

Old 06-04-16, 05:35 PM
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The one thing I enjoy most about metal frames

I've owned good carbon, and good carbon is really good (Scott Addict R3). Right now I have both a semi-custom titanium, and a CAAD10, and there are many things my old carbon frame did better…


Except silence. Metal frames are so damn quiet compared to carbon. It's hard to explain the serenity of silence.


Not carbon hate, just metal love. Rock on.
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Originally Posted by silversx80
I've owned good carbon, and good carbon is really good (Scott Addict R3). Right now I have both a semi-custom titanium, and a CAAD10, and there are many things my old carbon frame did better…


Except silence. Metal frames are so damn quiet compared to carbon. It's hard to explain the serenity of silence.


Not carbon hate, just metal love. Rock on.
"Metal love" could not agree more because alloy is not dead.
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Thin wall aluminum and carbon just make more noise. I agree a nice steel bike that is tuned up can just glide along in silence. Sometimes the noise form carbon/aluminum is good when its something like a bottom bracket as it gives you early warning of problems before they become major.
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