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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Obviously not that many people buying them then, maybe they're worried about low end carbon letting go?


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For cosmetic longevity it has to be Ti surely? Can only imagine what a carbon MTB frame would look like after 5 or more years use.

To be honest if I was buying again now, I'd more than likely go for decent steel instead of Ti or Carbon.


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Carbon bike frame? Scary.

Ok for mudguards and car dashboard trim I guess, but sit on it and ride it when gravity has got the better of me?

Besides, you can't even decorate it with fridge magnets


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:38 am 
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Dickyboy wrote:
For cosmetic longevity it has to be Ti surely? Can only imagine what a carbon MTB frame would look like after 5 or more years use.

To be honest if I was buying again now, I'd more than likely go for decent steel instead of Ti or Carbon.


+1

I think a high end steel frame has got to be better than a low rent carbon frame.

Ti is amazing stuff, keeps it's looks over the years no matter how much abuse. My 93 Hei Hei proved that, still looks new even after all this time!


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