Best Aluminum Frames out

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Bely
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by Bely

We talk a lot about Carbon, Titanium, Steel, Stainless steel, mixed metals....

Just wondering besides the Cannondales CAADs...what else would you guys recommend suggest?

1) Condor Italia RC

looking forward to some input
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Allez Sprint, Emonda ALR, Canyon Ultimate AL, among others. All good frames from big brands, though. Off the top of my head I can't think of any boutique brands doing high-end aluminum frames.

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Gaulzetti.
Rock Lobster.
Dario Pegoretti Love#3.
Zanconato.

Spooky has been revived again so perhaps it is worth a mention.

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Some other options would be Kinesis Aithein, Pro Lite Cuneo GP/ Cassini, Falco Saker (for around 1200g). If you're happy to go a little heavier (1400g) Velocite Selene is a good bet too.

I'd argue that gravity got it spot on though in terms of 'best' alloy frame. But if you wanted more options all of the other mentioned ones will be excellent frames.
I write the weightweenies blog, hope you like it :)

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Bely
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by Bely

The gaulzetti's look pretty awesome BUT definitely a premium to others out there


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You can't forget 'Mason' - their 'Definition' launched to huge acclaim!

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by Broady

The Low Alu frames look good:

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Legend Giau.
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The legend looks HOT!!


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Merckx has an alloy bike in the line http://www.eddymerckx.com/bikes/road/male/blockhaus67/blockhaus67-black-white-red

Don't know anything about it though, except that it's hard to beat my Team SC

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Really digging the Low frames. Bsa! :beerchug:

Curious about the Nth revival op Spooky. "Death to press-fit!" Appeared on their facebook marketing campaign. I always liked Mr Denoncourt's anarchist approach. Who's behind the scenes with Frank The Welder this time?
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The BMC ALR series is another option, same geo as the SLR.

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Paul at Rock Lobster can build you an awesome alum frame for not too much money. Highly recommended.

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Whoa, this thread is an eye-opener. Lots of great looking frames of which I wasn't aware.

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