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Old 02-08-11, 08:23 PM
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The best aluminum frames...

Who's making the best aluminum frames today?

And, "what" defines a top quality aluminum frame (for racing)?
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Old 02-08-11, 08:25 PM
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My vote goes with Cervelo because of my SLT.

Caad also comes to mind.

Weight, aero-ness, stiffness?
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Not CAAD.
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Not CAAD.
No? I would have voted for CAAD9/10.
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Old 02-08-11, 08:35 PM
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Argon?
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CAAD9. Can close the thread now.
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No? I would have voted for CAAD9/10.
ditto.
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Specialized Allez Comp!
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Specialized Allez Comp!
+1 If not the best it is right up there.....
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Yeah the Allez is nice, one of my exes rides one. Can get pretty light.
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Specialized Allez Comp!
I hope so - I just ordered a new frameset!
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Originally Posted by darb85 View Post
Specialized Allez Comp!
All this Allez love is good...because that's what I ride!
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Originally Posted by darb85 View Post
Specialized Allez Comp!
Better than a BMC? Argon? CAAD? Cervelo?
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ridley make a decent alum frame

Buddy has an s1 i rode it, nice ride
My vote caad9-10
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Eh.

They all seem to be about equal at similar price points.
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It would seem you're looking for validation that the Caad was the best choice.
Just sayin'
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Spooky Skeletor gets my vote. Any frame with that name has to be the best. The Havoc Staff version is BB30.

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2011 Allez Comp is good, but when I rode that back to back with the 2011 CAAD10-4, the latter wins hands down. CAAD9/10
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I just bought an Allez comp from a member and it is damn nice.
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I just bought an Allez comp from a member and it is damn nice.
Is it so damn nice that he sold it?

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spooky-overpriced and average quality, nice geometry
cervelo-no longer in existance
specialized allez-good value for money, ace geometry, tapered
canyon- overpriced but magnificent
BMC- wrong geometry
Cannondale- nice hydroforming

Currently ride an SworksE5, don't think I'd ride aluminum if I didn't race

my list (including out of production stuff) barring price is something like: Canyon, Sworks E5, S1, 2011 Allez or CAAD10/9.
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CAAD9/10
But I am little biased
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Originally Posted by freeskihp View Post
spooky-overpriced and average quality, nice geometry
cervelo-no longer in existance
specialized allez-good value for money, ace geometry, tapered
canyon- overpriced but magnificent
BMC- wrong geometry
Cannondale- nice hydroforming

Currently ride an SworksE5, don't think I'd ride aluminum if I didn't race

my list (including out of production stuff) barring price is something like: Canyon, Sworks E5, S1, 2011 Allez or CAAD10/9.
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