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Old 07-23-09, 09:34 AM
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kazane or rush

does anyone on here ride a kazane?.....finally saved some cash and have it narrowed to a kazane or a rush....i know rush may be a better deal but would be nice to have something a little different....plus that kazane in teal is amazing looking....bob
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The Kazane is remarkably similar to the Alien. These two bicycles are going to feel different (your preference may be different that another persons). However, it is important to note the steel that is used in these two bicycle frames. The Soma is made of a nicer steel (heat treated). This doesn't mean that you will like that bike better though. You may like the Kazane better.
Honestly, you're comparing a Red Delicious apple to a Granny Smith. Both apples, two varieties.
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Old 07-23-09, 12:55 PM
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I'd go with the Rush personally.

You might like the kazane geometry better, though. Just depends on who is buying it.

I think they would both be nice bikes for sure, though.
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i am looking for a more aggresive geometry.....and i would like it stiff and able to deal with light abuse.....thanks
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If your looking for something stiff maybe consider an aluminum frame they're generally stiffer than steel frames. But I think a steel frame is going to stand up to abuse much better plus they're can repairable if something major should happen.
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Do you like lugs? If so, the Kazane will suit. The Rush is fine too, but you'll have TIG welds instead. I have a Kazane chrome fork for my CSK, and the workmanship is pretty good. I don't think that there is a particularly huge difference in the steels used. There was an article in a magazine 15 years ago when they had Mondonico build up identical frames in all of the Columbus tubing range, and lots of the riders struggled to tell the difference. Some even preferred the cheaper tubes.
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My vote is for Kazane.
Having seen many in person and also the Rush, Kazane wins.
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