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Steel or TI

Postby Hanners » Sun Nov 18, 2012 13:38 pm

So i am thinking of new bike but fancy something for club runs, commuting all year round and am thinking either Steel or Ti frame and forks and build something up. i have a Cervelo S1 i will use for a bit of vet racing and the odd tt soi am thinking a good allrounder.
Any suggestions or advice i haven't ridden ti but have a steel single speeder (about 20 years old which i love to ride)
I am not sure on makes but prefer a racier set up as opposed to a sportive set up.

Thanks

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Re: Steel or TI

Postby Hoopdriver » Sun Nov 18, 2012 14:18 pm

Hanners wrote:So i am thinking of new bike but fancy something for club runs, commuting all year round and am thinking either Steel or Ti frame and forks and build something up. i have a Cervelo S1 i will use for a bit of vet racing and the odd tt soi am thinking a good allrounder.
Any suggestions or advice i haven't ridden ti but have a steel single speeder (about 20 years old which i love to ride)
I am not sure on makes but prefer a racier set up as opposed to a sportive set up.

Thanks

I don't know your price range but Enigma makes both Ti and steel frames, and very lovely bikes they are.

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Re: Steel or TI

Postby Monty Dog » Sun Nov 18, 2012 14:50 pm

Depends on your budget and whether you're looking for a whole bike or are more happy to build up from parts? For steel bikes, then Charge or Genesis have a good rep, likewise Van Nicholas, Sabbath or Burls for ti, otherwise you start getting into the world of custom frames.
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Re: Steel or TI

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Nov 18, 2012 16:06 pm

The material is irrelevant, steel is cheaper or it allows you to get a custom frame at the price of an off the peg titanium.
It is a no brainer

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Re: Steel or TI

Postby Bondurant » Sun Nov 18, 2012 16:34 pm

Ugo has spoken! Do not consider any other material.

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Re: Steel or TI

Postby giant man » Sun Nov 18, 2012 20:47 pm

yeah right
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Re: Steel or TI

Postby prb007 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 21:25 pm

Might be worth e-mailing PlanetX to see if these are back in stock any time soon...
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRP ... road_frame
Got the Ti Sportive (slightly less aggressive frameset) two years ago and it still looks
and rides as well as it did, fresh out of the box).
Lusted after a genuine Lynskey for years, but when PX got a batch of Ti frames made
by them, AND reduced them by 20% in the January Sale in 2011, I couldn't resist any
longer!
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Re: Steel or TI

Postby waterford123 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 22:18 pm

I've got a steel Waterford S33 It's a beautiful bike to ride. I had a Serotta TI legend and my Waterford is a nicer ride for me. That said the last time I rode a carbon frame was an old Look KG66 back in 1990 which was awful. I would love to ride a really nice modern carbon machine one day just to feel the difference.

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Re: Steel or TI

Postby nmcgann » Sun Nov 18, 2012 22:18 pm

prb007 wrote:Might be worth e-mailing PlanetX to see if these are back in stock any time soon...
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRP ... road_frame
Got the Ti Sportive (slightly less aggressive frameset) two years ago and it still looks
and rides as well as it did, fresh out of the box).
Lusted after a genuine Lynskey for years, but when PX got a batch of Ti frames made
by them, AND reduced them by 20% in the January Sale in 2011, I couldn't resist any
longer!

The ones they had after the Lynskey ones were made by Van Nicholas, so I doubt they'd do Lynskey again.

I've got a Ti Pro Road frame from the Lynskey batch and it is great. Unless I break the frame it'll be the one I keep as my long-term summer road bike.

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Re: Steel or TI

Postby Hanners » Mon Nov 19, 2012 09:28 am

Went with steel got the equilibrium frame and forks from evans with the Telegraph 25% discount code bit of a bargain,
just need to get a groupset and build up.

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Re: Steel or TI

Postby giant man » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:25 am

Steel and Ti feel different, simple as that. Anyone who has ridden both materials would know that.
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Re: Steel or TI

Postby passout » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:50 am

I'd be looking towards Genesis.
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