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    scandium and flex

    I've got my eye on a kula primo. I know the frame gives a little like TI but what about climbing. Will it be as fast and stiff as aluminum up the hills? Specifically a kula primo? thanks.

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    I had the same question...

    Just picked up that very frame 3 days ago. However, It`s not yet built up. What I can tell you is that it weighs 1381 grams without brake studs. It has no clear coat and looks like it will scratch very easily. 27.2 post. 31.8 FD. 19" seat tube with a 22.5" top tube. The tube set is made by Fastrax and the welds look as good as I`ve seen on higher priced frames. All the tubes contain the scandium element. The chain stays are boxed (a nice bit of extrusion) and both chain and seat stays are "S" shaped. The seat post clamp that comes with the frame is 16g with a steel bolt. I`ll trade it out for a ti one.

    Have a look at this thread for info... Scandium riding characteristics
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    what size for 22.5 top tube?

    man I wish i knew if it climbed like aluminum!

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    I like my Kula Primo. Climbs grate.
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    Last edited by everett; 01-20-2005 at 07:23 PM.

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    fastrax is a taiwanneese company that makes great frames, they make scandium frames for scott and lapierre by the way.
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    lets go!

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    used to be uno-speedo....
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    I had a scandium frame and ran it as a single speed. Flexed like a contortionist under my 175lbs. May have been different if it had gears....

  7. #7
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    it depends

    on the frame builder. i have ridden some ti frames that were really
    flexy(litespeed, merlin) but some have been great(moots).

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