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    i am going to compete in the bali triathlon next june and will need a road bike. my bike shop is selling a modena frame and carbon forks for $1200 is this a good price and does anyone have one. some people are worried about the durability of the carbon and aluminium mix. any thoughts

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    Kinda pricey for a discontinued model. IIRC Colorado Cyclist was blowing them out last year for around $800.

    They have the Oseo on sale for $1299, which IMHO is a better deal considering its a full carbon frame. Reviews of the Oseo were vary favorable.

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    I bought one from Colorado Cyclist 2 years ago on closeout.

    It's a great bike and I do not regret buying it. It rides really well, and has had no durability problems.

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    Agreed about the Oseo....go Colorado cyclist and pick that one up instead. Better price for a better frame. Modena was phased out 2 years ago and replaced with the Oseo. Titus's first sub 1000gram frame if I remember correctly.
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    My friend had a modena that i used why'll he tried to sell it. I returned it before it sold because I found out that It was like riding a wet noodle when you applied any power to it. That was the reason he wanted to sell it. Your better off buying something else

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    Frame and fork for $1200 USD is WAAAAY too much but I'm unsure of the currency in Indonesia. I paid half that for my Modena frameset (frame and fork) almost 2 years ago. Maybe $1200 USD complete would be a deal but just for frame and fork, I would look elsewhere.

    If shawn3putt had problems with his buddy's frame, it was a isolated case and not indiciative of how the Modena rides. I don't have a lot of experience with road bikes, but noodly is not how I would describe mine. There must have been something wrong with that particular bike, and it might not have been the frame. For example, I had a bad rear wheel bearing on mine and it felt like the rear was wagging under power.

    That said, I do worry about the long term durability of the bonding. I already have some corrosion and delaminating at top tube/seat tube lug. As far as I can tell, it hasn't effected the ride yet but I'm keeping a good eye on it.
    Long Live Long Rides

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