Stiffest ~700gr frame that isn't priced top third

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
dim
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reedplayer
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Math Salden in NL has Carrera SL-Framesets for 899.- Euro.
claimed weight ,size "m", 750 gr, but dont know how stiff they are.
bb pf86,5
https://www.salden.nl/carrera-sl-custombike.html

alcatraz
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What year was the first izalco max released?

Is there a year more desireable for low weight/high stiffness?

It sure would help if any year is "best" but I'm usually not that lucky.

In China a good condition 2nd hand izalco max is like 1200usd which is a bit annoying. (rim brake)

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Hi

I don’t know if you can find any , there out of business.
A NeilPryde BuraSL in the small sizes were 725gram ish with a 300 gram fork and very stiff.
I have two 2014 and 2015
You can run 28mm tires and a 27.2 seat post.
One I use for every day and the other is weightweenie everything I could afford.
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It seems any year focus izalco max 2014 to 2016 is the same frame which should be same weight. Can someone confirm?

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yes, we..äh, i can!;-)
i rode a 2014- and a 2017-izalco max , both matte clear, size 52. 2014-model weighed 714gr, 2017 weighed 718 gr., although fork weight as good as identical (281gr. vs 278 gr., cut, if i remember right), as well as everything else.

alcatraz
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reedplayer wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:09 am
yes, we..äh, i can!;-)
i rode a 2014- and a 2017-izalco max , both matte clear, size 52. 2014-model weighed 714gr, 2017 weighed 718 gr., although fork weight as good as identical (281gr. vs 278 gr., cut, if i remember right), as well as everything else.
Thank you reedplayer, for making this forum a great source of information. :thumbup:

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reedplayer wrote:yes, we..äh, i can!;-)
i rode a 2014- and a 2017-izalco max , both matte clear, size 52. 2014-model weighed 714gr, 2017 weighed 718 gr., although fork weight as good as identical (281gr. vs 278 gr., cut, if i remember right), as well as everything else.
A idea on the 2018 model weight?
So besides the Focus, which other currently mass production frameset is in the low 700g range and stiff?

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Probably none! That is if you mean stiff!?
Using stiffer carbon yields a more brittle frame.
Some manufacturers have been creeping up a bit talking weight, but i'm sure there are reasons.
Impact resistance (safety) not to mention stiffness. Merida Scultura Ltd had quite bad reviews (being a noodle).
I just went from Vial EVO D to Vial EVO Race. It gained some weight, but the frame has been made stiffer and reinforced.
They've slightly overseen impact resistance to.
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

reedplayer
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its a bit heavier (ca 800 gr), but maybe one or another might be interested:
lightweight urgestalt 2018 frameset currently for 1199.- euro, with code RCZLGF, valid until 24.05. midnight cet.
for those who dont know the shop: its located in luxembourg and absolutely relieable (ok, i am a bit pissed, because i paid 2000.- euro for the frame 2 month ago, but ok...)
time of delivery is longer than written, expect 2 month!

http://www.rczbikeshop.fr/fr/shopby/lightweight.html

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wyz
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reedplayer wrote:its a bit heavier (ca 800 gr), but maybe one or another might be interested:
lightweight urgestalt 2018 frameset currently for 1199.- euro, with code RCZLGF, valid until 24.05. midnight cet.
for those who dont know the shop: its located in luxembourg and absolutely relieable (ok, i am a bit pissed, because i paid 2000.- euro for the frame 2 month ago, but ok...)
time of delivery is longer than written, expect 2 month!

http://www.rczbikeshop.fr/fr/shopby/lightweight.html
Will it ship to US?

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This thread got me looking at focus. Saw one on eBay and seller sent me pic of it. Seller didn’t say what size it was and can’t read Korean.
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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Glossy paint is probably the reason it's heavier

I don't read korean and we don't know if the frame still has its headset bearings, derailleur hanger or seatpost clamp.

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