Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    ~ B A D A S S ~
    Reputation: car bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    Straight vs S-bent stays? Ride different??

    Hi guys I'm trying to deciede on 2 quite similar road/cx frames (Lynskey Cooper cx / Lynskey Viale).
    Obviously both are titanium. The seat/chainstay on these are different. The Viale uses completely staight tubes
    and the Cooper cx uses s-bent tubes. All else being equal will these ride different??

    I remember reading in one of the threads here about someone who preferred straight stays or possibly stays with only one bend in them. I don't remember why though. Is there any difference in practice? I'm thinking about felt stablility, comfort, possibly "stiffness" and so on. I'm guessing the tubing is straight gauge here.

    Also one of the frames uses straight gauge tubing for the main triangle, but does it matter with ti (in your opinion)? I don't care about weight.

    This will be my first ti framed bike so I have no idea what to expect.

    I know this isn't about building frames but I have a feeling you guys are the ones to ask here since you actually build frames similar to these.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Specialized sucks ass.

  2. #2
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    No, you won't be able to tell with either the seatstay shape or the tube butting, all other things being equal.

    Waltworks Custom Bicycles
    Park City, UT USA

Similar Threads

  1. First Bent Creek Ride Report
    By dcubed in forum North & South Carolina
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 08:19 PM
  2. Bent Creek Beginners Ride?
    By 450VoltsDC in forum North & South Carolina
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-02-2012, 09:38 AM
  3. Torchlight ride at Bent Creek?
    By 450VoltsDC in forum North & South Carolina
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-12-2011, 06:00 PM
  4. How many of you ride with a slightly bent rim?
    By ProjectDan35 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 05-04-2011, 07:26 PM
  5. One ride and bent pedals?
    By whitfield96 in forum Clydesdales/Tall Riders
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-10-2011, 01:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Can't find it? Just search our site!