Re: Carbon Seat Says
Even though I'm sure there are a gazillion good alu/carbon bikes out there, I've been put off by them.
This is only anecdotal, but I test rode, with full intention to buy (I put down a deposit), 2 barely used aluminium bikes with carbon seat-stays, and they both creaked like crazy. They bikes were a Ciocc Challenger and a Look AL ###.
The guys at the shop couldn't get rid of the creaks, so there was no way I was gunna risk wasting my money. I ended up buying a cheaper Cinelli Proxima made with full aluminium: Columbus Zonal.
Bikes with carbon rears tend to be more expensive, and I'm not rich enough to spend 1500+ bucks on a frame they might start creaking.
The whole thing with carbon is that it's still a bit expensive, and, most of all, it's a little
fragile and not idiot proof.
I'm sure if i had a carbon bike I would jam the chain on my first ride, or my dog would knock it over when his tennis ball rolls behind it..............anyway, I'm sure I'd bust it