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Old 07-06-08, 03:39 PM
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How do Pedal Force frames compare...

Do you get what you pay for OR are they a great value?
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My $0.02:

I've been riding my 2008 ZX3 from the group buy since last November. Took a while to completely dial it it, but the ride is really great: supple when needed, but stiff when I stand and sprint (I'm 6'4", 190 lbs, and put a lot of torque into my sprints). It may not be quite as refined as a Cervélo, or a top-end Fondriest or Colnago, but it stacks up well against a lot of good carbon frames out there.

Criticism: took a long time to get the headset in full adjustment (more the fault of me than of the frame, though). Some frames don't work with all seatposts (lots of gripes about Thomson posts, though mine works fine, without fit issues). Not a lot of clearance for tires more than 25/26c in width (gotta keep your wheels true if you wanna run with more cushy treads - but this is common with many carbon frames).

So my opinion: it's a good value, especially if you get in on a group buy.

Caveat: can't test ride one, so it's a crap shoot as to whether the geometry will suit you (the ZX3 happens to have a good geometry for my body build).

Hope this helps!
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I've had a QS2 for a couple years. If I didn't also have a Cervelo R3 the QS2 would be just fine for all my needs (racing, training, centuries).

My only complaint about it is that the rear stays and BB shell are very tight around the rear tire. Tall 23mm tires won't fit, I need to run low profile tires. I don't know if this is true of their other bikes.
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Originally Posted by songfta
My $0.02:
You're 6'4". I assume you picked up the 58 cm / XL. What is your inseam?
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