Jump to content

Why should i....


chris414
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hey guys

To take 1 bike company for example:  The Felt F4 is a full carbon frame with ultegra weighing 8kg and costs R18000.  Their F55 is uluminium frame with durace weiging 8.1kg and costs R16500.  Why should I spend an extra R1500 when all im getting is 100g off the weight and a worse groupset?  Is carbon fibre vs aluminium really worth that much when the weights are so close anyway?

 

Chris

 

 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Because it's carbon it's suppose to be "exclusive". What about my 5 year old CAAD 4 with 9spd 105 with no name brand handlebars and cheap Look knock-off pedals coming in a tad just under 8kg. Replacement value (CAAD 5 and 10spd 105) = R14 500.

 

 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Big%20smile

 

Then don't spend the extra on the carbon frame mate -- for that difference it's really not worth it - Carbon is the in thing true but hey so many have carbon bikes but cannot ride to save their lives - Question & besides the "worse groupset u refer to - just ain't so"

 

"DTThumbs%20Up"
Link to comment
Share on other sites

carbon is suppose to be a softer ride????

 

You are part of the carbon fetish club?

 

You think that the frame is more important than the groupset?

 

You think that ultegra is more robust than dura-ace?

 

You have the extra money?

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As cyclists, we like to change our bikes every few years. Compare the resale value of an aluminium framed bike to that of a carbon framed bike. Everybody wants carbon now days.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chris414.  I did not ride those bikes, so I can't say what the difference in ride will be, but my Carbon Trek rides 100 times nicer than the Aluminium Trek, I used to have.  I've never had a Dura Ace grouppo, so I don't know what I'm missing I supposeWink

 

I would go for the carbon one if I were youApprove.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why do a BMW driver upgrade from a 318 to a 320?

 

Why do they buy it in the first place? It's easier to spell.LOL

 

 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

My Profile My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Settings Help Logout