- Oct 18, 2003
Originally posted by Hecubus
Originally posted by Alnamvet
Scandium is an interesting metal...high melting point, yet softer than aluminum; not another form of alum like some think. Used in stadium lighting, and pretty expensive at about $80 USD per gram. Salsa Cycles biggest user of this material in some of their frames.
Originally posted by Duckwah
I doubt anyone is making a full scandium frame yet, its hideously expensive and too soft (a kilo of scandium would cost approx $6000 US for raw materials)
the scandium frames advertised are Al alloys with scandium in them but marketing hype dictates that 0.5% of scandium qualifies the frame for a super material tag.
Originally posted by rek
I love my Cannondales. Comfy, stiff, responsive. I don't like the careless little dint I put in the top tube though
Never felt what it is about steel that people seem to love so much. It's just another frame material with its own unique benefits and drawbacks. IMO it really seems to bring out the emotive side in people, sort of like how Campy does for some.
RIDE the DREAM!
come on guys, 500 posts in, I deserve at least one ****stirring reply
Originally posted by wadoflove
The Cannondales really do well on the EFBe testing...
Easton was the orignator. think Deda is now in t he game with one called U-2 I think.Originally posted by wadoflove
You're right I was referring to the Alu-Scandium alloys. But I don't know who is making the tubing? Is it Deda or Colombus or someone else?
Originally posted by dhk
I noticed Cannondales' fine results also. Just curious, but do you know if their bikes are sold with the certification decals in Europe? Most here, including the LBS dealer, seem to be unaware of this testing/certification program.
Originally posted by msrw
I think if by "best" you mean ride quality, handling, strength to weight ratio, durability, survivability in crashes, resistance to environmental degradation, fatigue life and resale value, titanium is in a class by itself. Titanium would be best.
There are many other outstanding frames built from other materials. But given no budget constraints, it is hard not to gravitate toward Ti.