Here's seven's take on carbon-ti. Seat stays look better. (emphasis on 'look' since I haven't had the pleasure to ride either frame)
http://road.cc/content/news/59228-seven ... ever-frame
I'm also not convinced of any real benefit of a Carbon / Ti frame, other than aesthetics and maybe a bit of weight saving?????
I have a Parlee, custom Reynolds steel and am seriously considering a Firefly/Eriksen/IF/ Baum but would go all Ti for the aesthetics and "feel" of a Ti bike.
The Firefly Carbon/Ti however is one pretty cool looking bike
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
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I’d rather have their full Ti model to be honest, but each to their own
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stella-azzurra wrote:Yeah just like the Merlin Cielo back in 2009?
And why the hell not?! Nobody said it was a new idea or new technology, and it's every bit as hot as the Cielo was!
Stolichnaya wrote:The stay design makes me think of the old steel Fat Chance's.
Hardly surprising - that's where the Firefly guys originally got started (before Fat Chance became IF, where Tyler was their designer).
Ozrider wrote:Firefly are CUSTOM, you could have rear stays done a number of ways, whatever style you like.
I reckon you'd probably have to have the wishbone stay if you got the carbon-Ti - the bike is probably designed around it.
I'm just not a big carbon/ti fan. I like carbon because they can be lighter and more aero than any other material. I dislike them becasue of the esthetics and the lightest ones need to be somewhat babied, at least cosmetically.
Ti looks good, is easily customised, reasonably light and if unpainted can look new a decade later with no secial care.
I just don't see the improvement you get from mixing vs going all in on one material depending on what properties you desire.
2012 Parlee Z5 SLi (just because)
2014 Colnago C59 (why not)
The guys at VeloCafeMagasin in Belfast are building one up for a very lucky customer.
I think he's going with Super Record, with Enve bars, stem and wheels.
They have a tumblr site: http://velocafemagasin.tumblr.com/ and I'm sure they'll be putting some photos of the build on there.
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