What would you recommend with horizontal toptube? I´m an oldschool steelframelover. So sloping frames is just not my style.
I´ve been looking at a De Rosa Superking 888, which I like very much. The Chipollini RB1000 is very nice too, but too expensive. The Colnago C59 is also an option, but ive heard, that they are´nt very stiff.
Harmitc wrote:Colnago C59 not stiff enough? Your coming from a steel frame? Are you a pro?
I´m very competitive - but no pro. There are a lot of very stiff steelframes out there though. But stiffness in steelframes is not the issue here. This thread is about carbonframes.
- Denmark, very flat.
What weight are you
- 82 kg/180 lbs
, how tall are you, are you doing?
A lot of climbing, is the terrain fairly flat?
- Flat, no climbing
All these questions effect what frame suits?
When you say stiffness are you talking about just the bottom bracket?
- BB and headtube, I don´t care much about how comfortable it is (as long it´s not a alloy frame)
Do you ride reasonable distances?
- I would say yes, races are around 100-120 km (62-74 miles), training 60-150 km (37-93 miles)
- 300-450 km a week (186-279 miles)
So a degree of comfort is importance, a C59 was/is used by pro's and is not only a comfortable frame but is stiff to. An RB1000 is very stiff, maybe somewhat harsh? So obviously depends what your using it for?
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