Max Gravity wrote:
All I'm trying to do is stopping Slagter from doing the same mistake I did, choosing a new frame
from a reason that is well not a smart one...
This forum is Weigh Weenies and low weight is king something the Colnago fans seems to totally ignore
trying to push the heaviest frameset on anyone asking for a new frame. Spin doctors?
I think you limit yourself by going traditional and also that you will soon accept and like a frame with a little slope.
After all that is what bikes looks like today.
btw, Supersix is not traditional, great light bike though.
@Slagter doesn't seem to be making any "mistakes". He prefers the aesthetics of a horizontal (or relatively close) top tube. Many people do, still, even though most frames are sloping these days, for reasons I outlined in my previous post above. So I have no idea what "mistake" he would be making from choosing a traditional frame over a sloping one if that's what he prefers.
Even though the forum name is Weight Weenies, it includes a lot of nice bikes, regardless of weight. The name of the forum is irrelevant here. More often than not, light weight does not translate into a better ride.
Just curious, how would one be "limiting" themselves by choosing a traditional frame which fit? I fail to see the reasoning behind that one. I can appreciate sloping frames on most carbon offerings. Especially molded frames. When Trek first started their monocoque frames they still used a horizontal top tube. They looked horrible. They've evolved into quite nice looking frames now, save for that seat post clamp half way between the saddle and the top tube. But I still much prefer the look of a bicycle with a horizontal top tube. That's part of the reason I think most TT bikes look so fast and sexy... they virtually all have a horizontal top tubes.
And finally, Cannondales have a very slight slope, maybe 1 degree or so. Basically still "traditional" in my eyes. As are Felts. And Pinarellos as well, although Pinarello throws a lot of curves in their frames... just cuz. But all still basically "traditional" in design, if we define "traditional" as more a less a front triangle with a relatively horizontal top tube.
Colnagos lugged sloped offerings look quite nice in certain sizes (54s being my favorite aesthetically). However, the 58s looks absolutely horrible to my eye in the lugged frames.
But a lot of it boils down to personal taste. To say the OP is making a mistake because he prefers a traditional style frame is something I can't quite get my head around. If it didn't fit him, that's another story. But that could be said of a sloping frame as well.