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Sure it compares to other "famous brands" but I appreciated Neil Pryde's pricing on their Alize and Diablo framsets.
This one is far more expensive by comparison.
Disappointed that it's now at the bottom of my short list because of the proposed asking price.
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i hope to see more bike frames like this in the 3000-3500 price range. the cannondale evo is. i think the upcoming helium SL is also in this price range and about 780g - qouted. i think as they start to use higher mod. carbon, material cost increase. i do not know what the price difference is in something like hexcel im10 vs toray T1000 (both are IM carbon - IM10 has a higher tensile modulus). i guess material cost isnt as much as tooling and R&D.
from what i gather, the trek madone 7 uses hexcel im10 fiber and for those huge tubes, they produced a frame thats 750g. thats pretty awesome. using this material with a much simpler frame design (round tubes) could get down to the 700g range.
OwenJames wrote:I rode one. Not exactly a racy fit are they. Compared to my Evo it felt extremely laid back
I've owned both NP and Cannondale.
Unless you were riding a huge frame or a bad set up bike, the geometry of the two framesets is nigh on identical as is the handling downhill.
The Bura is stiffer, particularly at the front end and the fork is not the most comfortable.
But the fit is identical if your bike shop knows what they are doing.
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