Ok. I am at a gridlock. I just don't know what to get. I'm a big sprinter who's looking to upgrade to a new bike that's not aluminum. I race, and the reason for this new bike, is strictly performance. I wanna go fast =P. I've been doing a lot of research on frame material, and I think I've narrowed it down to carbon fiber, or titanium. I'm also a pretty poor college student, so the frame I get ain't gonna be breaking the bank. I have roughly a 800-1000 price limit on the frame Im gonna buy. This being the case, the only Ti bike I'm thinking about getting, is a Habenero Team Issue frame. Check em out at www.habcycles.com. Everything I've heard about Mark's frames, both from mark, as well as others are that it's a real stiff frame. But it's still Titanium. I weigh 180lbs, and can throw down 1200-1400 watts in the final sprint. If a frame's "kinda stiff", it's not good enough. Everyone's saying that carbon fiber's super stiff. Stiffer than Titanium. So I guess my question, was--does anyone have a Habenero team, and can you comment on it's flexibility? If stiffness is my main concern, can I get something better in carbon fiber that's still in my price range of 800-1000 bucks (for the frameset)? Everyone always fights over the different frame materials. Which one's best, which one's worst, blah blah blah. I'm not asking that. I wanna know if a Habby would do a good job in a race setting, compared to other bikes? Another way to look at it-- I clone myself right before a race. I get on a Habenero Team Ti bike and my clone gets on a carbon bike w/same components and wheels. We're kneck and kneck until 200m. Then we sprint. Would the Habenero be equal competition? Thanks ya'll! hehe on a side note... Boy is it fun to buy a new bike!!