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    carbon 29" frames

    Being 191 cm (6' 2") tall, I should probably be on a 29" bike but I want a high end carbon frame (ie. high stiffness to weight ratio) for XC racing. Can anyone give me a list of companies that offer something like this or is it non-existent?

    I've always thought Fisher has the best geometry - when will they be offering carbon frames?

    Also, doesn't the shorter head tube on a 29" frame combined with a longer fork and bigger diameter wheel offer less steering stiffness compared to a 26" equivalent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurorider
    Being 191 cm (6' 2") tall, I should probably be on a 29" bike but I want a high end carbon frame (ie. high stiffness to weight ratio) for XC racing. Can anyone give me a list of companies that offer something like this or is it non-existent?

    I've always thought Fisher has the best geometry - when will they be offering carbon frames?

    Also, doesn't the shorter head tube on a 29" frame combined with a longer fork and bigger diameter wheel offer less steering stiffness compared to a 26" equivalent?
    We're working on a carbon/alloy bonded number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    We're working on a carbon/alloy bonded number.
    lugged? like the old school Treks? Or just a carbon rear like some many road bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law
    lugged? like the old school Treks? Or just a carbon rear like some many road bikes?

    Welded alloy lugs. Carbon top/down/seat tube. Alloy rear.

    We're just playing around for now. Our builders have the technology, our rear triangle works. Just looking at another way to join the dots up in the main triangle, and interested to see the difference in ride between this and the new Scandal frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Welded alloy lugs. Carbon top/down/seat tube. Alloy rear.

    We're just playing around for now. Our builders have the technology, our rear triangle works. Just looking at another way to join the dots up in the main triangle, and interested to see the difference in ride between this and the new Scandal frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    I tell you lot far too much on here you know...
    probably because you're up way too early I would think. What is it like 6 am there?

    By the way, it sounds sweet.

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    Now I've gotta start saving for one of these,

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    frame only

    Im also looking for just a frame. 29er carbon HT. Could some one tell me if GF just sell the frame only in the superfly.

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    Eventually they will offer a frame set option ( frame, fork, post clamp, headset) but that wont happen for a while. Superflys are back ordered till 6-16-08 currently.
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    bigfish

    thanks, I guess I will have to wait. GF is the one I want but this will give me time to do some horse traiding.

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