I currently own a carbon Storck Scenario CD 1.0 and I am really happy with this bike (stiff and responsive). But it's a few years old now and I really want something new .
Since we recently moved from Europe to the US, I want something US made. I started looking at carbon frames and stumbled upon Crumpton. I really like the look of the SL Road frame. I was kind of set on deciding to go with a new carbon frame, but then I saw the Firefly Ti frame and started researching that. I also like this frame and material and now I am kind of lost...
If I would go with the Crumpton, I would choose a carbon Enve stem and seat post. If I would go with the Firefly, I would probably go with the Firefly Ti stem and seat post.
The rest of the build I had in mind is the same for the two bikes:
- Shimano Dura Ace DI2 9070
- Enve SES 3.4 carbon clincher wheels (Chris King Ceramic bearings)
- Enve Handlebars
- Fizik Arione R1 Black Saddle
- Possibly Garmin Vector pedals
I could really use your input on either of these bikes. I know they probably are totally different and both have their positives and negatives (I read a lot about both frames, builders and materials), but any additional arguments or votes you guys might have for either frame/builder, might help making up my mind and making that final decision.
Thanks a lot.
Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
My vote for Crumpton. The fact that he is such a super guy to work with is only the icing on the cake.
My vote for Firefly. The fact that they are such a super guys to work with is only the icing on the cake.
So basically you'll get that response from anyone who owns a Firefly or a Crumpton I guess. I love my FF50 and the wife will be getting one with all the bells and whistles in a year or so.
I suspect the Crumpton would build up lighter but mine is now at 6.4kg.
Scott Plasma 5 eTap
Trek Fuel EX9
https://plus.google.com/photos/10723172 ... 8805375345" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
At this level its more about loving the aesthetic and the narrative behind the builder, buying the one that makes you feel the love more. Both bikes will be amazing, will handle great (depending on your design brief and geometry) etc etc. So go with your heart really, its going to be a great journey either way!
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/10/bikes ... ton-corsa/
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2012/11/bikes ... h-firefly/
- Similar Topics
- Last post
- 4 Replies
- 1314 Views
Last post by kgt
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:52 am
- 35 Replies
- 4577 Views
Last post by 3Pio
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:48 pm
- 79 Replies
- 13199 Views
Last post by Squashednuts
Thu May 10, 2018 7:14 am
- 6 Replies
- 818 Views
Last post by Titusrider
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:56 pm
- 4 Replies
- 860 Views
Last post by NiFTY
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:36 pm