HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:55 am
Posts: 8
Location: San Luis Obispo
Just wanted to hear what you guys thing about these two frames? I'm looking to buy a new road frame but cannot decide which one to go with. Has anybody ridden a felt scandium frame? or the Scandium-Carbon frame that felt has this coming year? I have found tons of reviews on the Giant TCR but none on the felt. Help!!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 29, 2003 5:56 pm
Posts: 97
Wait for the new TCR Carbon, it's lighter, stiffer and has a better life span due to the new carbon, according to Mike Burrows (The designer) anyway!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:18 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
Too bad its a year away. :cry:

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:55 am
Posts: 8
Location: San Luis Obispo
I was told the only difference in TCR composite frames was the paint job from 03 model to 04? Is this correct?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 4:15 am
Posts: 3260
Location: tucson
yeah, its not paint though, the '03s are matte carbon, while the '04s are shiny


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
The new frame comming out is an 05.

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 9:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: New York City
Are you guys talking about this frame? i think the frame looks really plain. what type of carbon are they going to use on this frame?


Attachments:
2004 Giant.JPG
2004 Giant.JPG [ 67.82 KiB | Viewed 985 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 29, 2003 5:56 pm
Posts: 97
All I know is that all of T-Mobile will be using the new TCRs this year.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 6:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:43 pm
Posts: 751
Location: Belgium
I live near the T-Mobile service course, I'll see them soon :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:38 pm
Posts: 25
I believe it utilizes uni-direction fibers. I'm not sure they will be stronger, they will be lighter. You can see how everything is reduced. The joints are smaller the tubes are smaller. It might be a little bit stronger but not but much. Uni-direction is stronger so they can use less material for the (about)same amount of strength and loose a ton of weight.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: New York City
is there any frame out now that uses uni-directional carbon fiber?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:55 am
Posts: 8
Location: San Luis Obispo
Thanks for all the input. So is the TCR 04 model different than the 03? Lighter and stronger? I think I'm going to buy the TCR, but now I want to know if I should get the 04 model or try to find a cheaper 03 model? Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
They are the same. Only difference is astetic.

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:18 pm
Posts: 731
Location: Austin
spytec said

Quote:
is there any frame out now that uses uni-directional carbon fiber?


the frames i build are mostly uni, the lugs are uni with exception of the top layer for cosmetics. the tubes are pure uni. the imported rear stays are a mixture of uni, 3k plain weave..

uni allows for much more "engineering" and one can build a liter frame, but the caveat is engineering, it cannot be just slapped in without regard.

_________________
www.crumptoncycles.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:14 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Posts: 1653
Location: New York City
Why not use full uni, or does it look different from 3k carbon weave?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AMGRoadster, Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], genesis692, Google [Bot], wheelzqc and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Giant TCR Composite Frames on Ebay

in Road

MNX1024

11

2062

Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:05 pm

nealrab View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Giant TCR Composite 1 steerer tube

in Road

severall

3

498

Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:36 am

severall View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Felt F1

in Road

stripes

10

937

Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:38 am

SuperDave View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Felt F1 Pr Geometry?

in Road

boots2000

7

564

Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:10 pm

LionelB View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Felt F1 FRD 2014

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

in Road

Wildman

52

6629

Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:22 am

upside View the latest post


It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:29 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB