Frame Quality: 2004 TCR 1 vs. 2004 Maillot Jaune

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  1. coltrane

    coltrane New Member

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    Does any one have an insight into the frame quality of these two Bikes? Is part of the Lemond made in America and part in Taiwan? I know that the Giant Carbon is made in Taiwan, but that has nothing to do with quality, just price; a monocoque carbon frame with carbon lugs? Every comment will help..Thanks
     
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  2. Rompinrhino

    Rompinrhino New Member

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    I can't speak for the Lemond. I know the Giant is a very high quality bike. The all carbon 1 piece construction really strengthens the frame and makes it stiffer without sacrificing any rigidity.
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    If it's monocoque, it has no lugs.
     
  4. coltrane

    coltrane New Member

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    You are right, I am sorry....I believe it may have a joint around the bottom bracket...any one know if this is true?
     
  5. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve New Member

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    The Giant has two bond points: One behind the bottom bracket the other where the mono seat stay meets the seat tube. The Spine bikes are all US made.

    Scuba
     
  6. Rompinrhino

    Rompinrhino New Member

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    That is incorrect sir. The giant frame is in fact, one whole piece, made from a bladder and wrapped. It's seamless. :cool:
     
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