Seven Odonata, Serotta Legend Ti, Calfee, Moots Suspension? HELP PLEASE!

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  1. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a long time aluminum rider (currently Klein Quantum w/Ultegra set up) who is thinking hard about making the jump to either Ti, Carbon, or a mix, and in custom form. Primary reason: comfort (back pain, hand numbness), fit, ride quality (silky smooth please).

    I'm mostly a recreational rider who can be coaxed into a tri every now and then. Most rides are between 20 and 60 miles with my base loop being around 35 and an occassional century. Average speed around 15-16 on my base ride. I'm generally more of a spinner than a masher, though I like to drop the hammer sometimes and really fly (especially downhill ;)). I'm 5'11, 185 if that matters in the consideration.

    I'm very new to the various advanced materials, pros and cons of each, why/when to mix them (if ever), etc. I'd really appreciate any thoughts you guys have on the following makes/models, and why I might prefer one to the other (cost aside):

    -Seven Odonata (the Ti/Carbon mix)
    -Seven Axion (Ti)
    -Serotta Legend Ti
    -Serotto Ottrott (Ti/Carbon mix)
    -Calfee (carbon)
    -Moots (Ti suspension)

    Please don't flame me for being one of those guys with $5k burning a hole in their pocket. I know I'm in a fortunate situation, and I'd appreciate constructive thoughts.

    Best and thanks in advance,
    Tony
     
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