new trek Alpha SLR frames?

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  1. HermanHedning

    HermanHedning New Member

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    I noticed that Trek has a new frame material for their 1500 this year, Alpha SLR.
    Does anyone now if there's a big difference between this and last years frame that's made in Alpha SL?
    Is it noticeably lighter or stiffer?

    I just got an 04 Trek 1400 (european version of 1500, I think) at a 25% discount and now I wonder if I'm missing out on something here? :confused:
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Just some advertizing hype. Allegedly thinnfer and lighter than plain old SL. Wooo Hooooo! TreK has it all on the site, tech info.
     
  3. HermanHedning

    HermanHedning New Member

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    Yea, I read it on their site but didn't really find anything susbstantial. Just that it was supposed to be stiffer and lighter, no figures. I'll buy the advertising hype theory and be really happy with my deal :)
     
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    There isn't too much difference int he ride but it still makes a nice bike. I have a new 1200 and rode the older 1000-1500 series bikes.
     
  5. Rominger

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    I asked to my LBS and I was told the diference in weight is less than 50 grams. So, if you are not worried about winning the ´05 Tour, don´t worry about that.

    And no, the 1400 is not an european version of the 1500, it´s an international version, with full 105 group. The only difference between the 1400 and 1500 at international models is the group (105 vs Ultegra).
     
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