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Carbon fibre or Aluminium?

douglas63 11 Sep 05:44  

Joined: 09 Sep 2014

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Just getting back into road cycling after 14 years and was wondering which frame material you guys on here prefer. I'm looking at the CAAD10 as ive ridden one and loved it. But the Carbon fibre option still appeals to me too.
I've had a Aluminium MTB for years with no problem. Is Carbon the best option for road use???

Thanks in advance of words of wisdom


BusterG 11 Sep 11:08  

Joined: 25 Feb 2010

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Yes, carbon if you have the budget for it!

My view is if you are cycling to maintain fitness and it is for enjoyment that you cycle then go ali!
If you are a snakehipped racer who wants to bang out miles and miles and be competitive then go carbon. And you arent going to keep it locked up to railings outside work or the coffee shop.

The mid point is ali bike with carbon forks.

Good luck, it must be like a big sweet shop out there. :-)


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eastman 03 Sep 11:22  

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Carbon fibre is now the most coveted road bike frame material....


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