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New frame...what material?

Old 07-07-05, 11:38 PM
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New frame...what material?

Ok to put my question in a nutshell....If you were to buy a good frame, what material would you choose? Ti, Carbon or Scandium, and why.

I'm thinking of building a new bike. Looking forward to your responses .
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Use the search function... (I do not say that too often)

There are about as many opinions on this one as people on this forum. At least you did not say steel... I did not want to hear any steel is real BS...
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I already searched before I posted this....But no satisfactory threads.

What I need to know is the comparisons between the three materials, as well as why anyone likes the particular material.

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no doubt this has been driven into the ground several times over. You're going to get a bunch of responses extolling the virtues of the various materials.. then you'll get the group of people who say that the only thing that REALLY matters is construction. It's all a matter of opinion. Personally, I don't care what it's made out of. If I like the way it rides, I'll buy it regardless of what it's made out of. I've seen Aluminum frames that are so stiff they'll knock the fillings out of your teeth.. and aluminum frames that ride very well. Some Ti frames are ridiculously stiff, others are rather noodly.
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Nevermind the fact that the tires and wheels you use modify the ride quality of any frame tremendously.
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Depends in what you like,what your budget is and how much bling,bling you need.
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Originally Posted by aadhils
Ok to put my question in a nutshell....If you were to buy a good frame, what material would you choose? Ti, Carbon or Scandium, and why.

I'm thinking of building a new bike. Looking forward to your responses .
Aluminium.

Why?
Light
Stiff
Custom built if that's what you want
Value/Bang for your buck/Cheap... however you want to say it.
Ride quality... maybe I've gotten lucky but the recent Al bikes I've ridden have been at least as comfortable as the old workhorse custom 531 that I keep as a reminder of what things used to be like.
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