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Help with Aluminum Road Frame Search

Old 12-08-20, 10:02 AM
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Help with Aluminum Road Frame Search

Hey Everyone,

On my initial internet search, I am struggling to find an aluminum frame that meets these criteria:

1_Reputable maker
2_Caliper Brake
3_Small size (51 or 52 cm)
4_Just frame and fork
5_Light-ish (light enough...)

I can find plenty of full builds, but not many frames. Any pointing in the right direction would be super helpful. I also plan to reach out to Trek, Specialized, and Canton.

Thanks!

AJ
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Old 12-08-20, 12:10 PM
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https://www.cinelli-usa.com/frames/

https://www.bikeexchange.com/
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Old 12-08-20, 02:46 PM
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Does it need to be new? If not, then sit on ebay for 4 hours and look using a bunch of different key words. Even if it needs to be new, I would try ebay since new frames are sold there.
Also, pinkbike has a few options in smaller sizes right now- https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/lis...,22&material=1

randombikeparts has a few options
48- https://www.randombikeparts.com/prod...MaAvbQEALw_wcB
48- https://www.randombikeparts.com/prod...4aAlq1EALw_wcB
51- https://www.randombikeparts.com/coll...lack-white-new
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Trek Edmonda ALR
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Old 12-08-20, 05:27 PM
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Bowman Palace R
Kinesis Aithein Evo
Giant TCR SLR

Bowman and Kinesis you can buy new as frame and fork for $650.00 to $800.00. The Giant would be used. These are the 3 best riding Al frame sets I have had the pleasure to buy, build and ride.
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Originally Posted by zatopek
Bowman Palace R
Kinesis Aithein Evo
Giant TCR SLR

Bowman and Kinesis you can buy new as frame and fork for $650.00 to $800.00. The Giant would be used. These are the 3 best riding Al frame sets I have had the pleasure to buy, build and ride.
What did you like/dislike about the Kinesis Aithein Evo? Any feedback would be much appreciated. I've been eyeing the Aithein disc frameset to replace the SBC 7005 I had built up a couple months ago.
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No one does AL better than Cannondale. Although I watched a video with the founder of Bowman and was impressed. I bought a Cannondale CAAD 12 two years ago and it as good as any bike I've owned in 40 yrs of cycling.
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Old 12-10-20, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by zatopek
Bowman Palace R
Kinesis Aithein Evo
Giant TCR SLR

Bowman and Kinesis you can buy new as frame and fork for $650.00 to $800.00. The Giant would be used. These are the 3 best riding Al frame sets I have had the pleasure to buy, build and ride.
How do they compare to a CAAD 12 or 13?
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These are awesome. Thank you, all, so much.

Cannondale and Bowman look amazing. Time to start pricing out and specing...and convincing the wife!
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Are you looking for an Alyouminyum or Aloominumb frame
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Originally Posted by bruce19
How do they compare to a CAAD 12 or 13?
I cannot answer, definitively. Never ridden a 12 or 13. I have ridden a CAAD 10, extensively. I rate the Bowman and Kinesis equal to the CAAD 10 with respect to ride quality.
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Originally Posted by zatopek
I cannot answer, definitively. Never ridden a 12 or 13. I have ridden a CAAD 10, extensively. I rate the Bowman and Kinesis equal to the CAAD 10 with respect to ride quality.
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by bruce19
No one does AL better than Cannondale. ... I bought a Cannondale CAAD 12 two years ago and it as good as any bike I've owned in 40 yrs of cycling.
The problem with CAAD 12's and 11's, and 10's to a less extent, is their tubes are *so* thin that small hits to them dent them. I was looking for a used CAAD 11/12 a year 1/2 ago and ever one I looked at had a top-tube dent. Most from where the handle bar would hit it.
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OP, there are a trillion frames that would meet your needs. What's the budget for the frame and or the entire build at this time?

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Good luck getting anyone to sell theirs.
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OP, there are a trillion frames that would meet your needs. What's the budget for the frame and or the entire build at this time?



Good luck getting anyone to sell theirs.
They actually came back out with them under the name STGE

Or if you want that version in Disc its called MAVRK
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Old 12-14-20, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MakiNn
They actually came back out with them under the name STGE

Or if you want that version in Disc its called MAVRK
Dang! Still an FTW production?
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Dang! Still an FTW production?

no, they are now using a local welder, but using the same specs and style. I was lucky enough to get one of the last FTW frames
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