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  1. #1
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    New question here. carbon HTs: Orbea Alma, Scott Scale Limited, or Trek 9.9 OLCV

    which carbon HT frame or bike for dedicated xc racing (& cyclocross) bike weighing under 20# complete with cl pedals, hydro disks, & tubeless wheeset: Orbea Alma 2.7#, Scott Scale Limited 2.2#, or Trek 9.9 OLCV (3.3#?) ?
    Budget will be $6000 (or what ever is required).
    Orbea Alma X.O Disc $4100, 22#?

    Scott Scale Limited $5500, 19~20#

    Trek OLCV 9.9 XTR $5000 #? (I can get myself 20% off on Treks).
    Last edited by TrailNut; 02-23-2006 at 02:49 PM.
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    Trek 9.9

    I would go with the trek 9.9 b/c it's going to have full XTR, the RockShox SID World Cup w/carbon crown & steerer, Motion Control, rebound, floodgate, compression, LO, 80mm and it has carbon Seat Post, Handlebars and,Stem. and it is only 5000

    Do you work at a trek shop
    Last edited by Joe_Bicycleworld; 02-23-2006 at 03:58 PM.

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    I like the Orbea Alma ....

    The carbon on the alma is the same thats used on there opal and orca road frames but in a different ratios,

    The Orca is 50 % M30 S Formula 1 grade high modulus fibers & 50 % T700 S medium modulus fibers

    The Opal is 100 % M30 S Formula 1 grade high modulus fibers this frame is lighter and stiffer in the BB than the Orca

    The Alma is 20 % M30 S Formula 1 grade high modulus fibers & 80 % T700 S medium modulus fibers

    I list this info because I have ridden booth the road frames and like how the Orca handles (absorbs) the vibration better and is more comfortable on longer rides, I currently ride a Orbea Scape and love the way it handles set up with a 100mm Reba it is about 70.7 Degrees head angle.

    I only have a few minutes on a Scott but a good friend raced it last year and really liked it.

    I think you could defiantly get the Alma under 20 lbs, I have my 20” Scape @ 20.5 lbs that with a Reba (1592 grams) and the Alma is surly lighter than my Scape (1391 grams) the heavy part of the 2005 Scott’s were the seat post I know the 2006 comes with a Ritchey that’s lighter. And well Trek’s a Trek.

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    I love my Scale.

    I have absolutely no complaints about it! Mine is on it's way to being setup like a LTD minus the UST and special LTD frame. Once my wheels come in it will be in that 20lb category (with shim 959's). I can't compare directly, but so far it is a superb bike.

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