What Carbon Frames are NOT made in Asia?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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drjones96
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by drjones96

I'll start the list:
1. Trek

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Not to crash your thread but why are you asking the question? Composite technologhy is asia is among the best, if not the best.

Your not implying they are inferior are you?

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Not implying anything. It seems like most CF frames are made there. I'm simply asking what framers build their stuff in-house instead of contracting out their work to Asian manufacturers. It sounds like about 3/4's of all CF frames are made under a hand full of roofs in Asia.

I know Trek makes theirs in Wisconsin USA. Any other Euro or American Framers make thier stuff in their back yard?

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Aegis makes a good frame... based in Maine.

Years ago they started the whole carbon fiber thing for Trek. But sure Trek won't admit it.

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1. Trek (USA)
2. Look (France)
3. Guru (Québec)

etc etc

there are a lot

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1. Trek (USA)
2. Aegis (USA)
3. Look (France)
4. Guru (Québec)

Anybody know where TIME is made? France?
Does Colnago make their's in Italy or do they contract it out?
Cervelo, Canada?

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But there is nothing wrong w/ MIT carbon frame.

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Superlite wrote:Not to crash your thread but why are you asking the question? Composite technologhy is asia is among the best, if not the best.

Your not implying they are inferior are you?


I think he's asking which companies use inferior technology because their too stubbon to adopt the world's highest standard used in asia.

I can see a patern of heavy flexy frames already (compared to TCR and CR1 frames)

*puts on his flame proof suit*

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Cervélo is in Canada, though I heard somewhere perhaps in the US also? Anyways, it's not in Asia, as you asked.

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Bruiser wrote:I can see a patern of heavy flexy frames already (compared to TCR and CR1 frames)

*puts on his flame proof suit*


No need for fire protection here. But do you think the Look 585 is heavy and flexy, inferior? I heard it was a great frame. What about Trek's Madone SSL? I heard it was stiff (don't know what the weight is).

1. Trek (USA)
2. Aegis (USA)
3. Look (France)
4. Guru (Québec)
5. Cervelo (Canada)
6. Time (France)?
7. Colnago (Italy)?

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arent you saying that giant tcr carbon frames are stiff are you? :shock: :shock:


now, back on topic :wink:

-trek
-time
-parlee
-look
-colnago ?
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They compromise weight for stiffness (not that the TCR is compares to the CR1 although the Advance may).

Europe has a habit of producing heavy CF frames. Asia can produce stiff responsive frames 2/3 or even 1/2 the weight of most European CF frames.

Asian technology (perhaps provided by Scott and other brands) doesn't need to comprimise weight for stiffness.

Where is Willier built?

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Colnago tubing is made in Italy by ATR and assembled in Colnago's Cambiago facility.

'High-end' Looks (486, 585, 481) are assembled in France although I don't know where the tubing is laid up. Lower-end Looks are now made in a new factory in (?) Algeria.

Anyone who thinks a 585 or a C50 is 'heavy, flexy, inferior' has their head up their bottom. I know the CR1 is the trendiest thing on this forum, but it's not for all of us.

rico

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i would buy a c50,585 or 486 anytime over a cr1.

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1. Trek (USA)
2. Aegis (USA)
3. Look (France)
4. Guru (Québec)
5. Cervelo (Canada)
6. Time (France)?
7. Colnago (Italy)

Any other bids?
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