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    Carbon vs aluminum

    lookin to find out the pros and cons of each.
    ill be getting a new bike soon and dont know if its worth the extra cash for carbon and also dont know the big differences besides the weight.
    whats the bad side of carbon?everything has a bad side.

    looking at the stumpy expert 2012 carbon or the 11 alum.

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    Have you tried "search" there are quite a few comparison threads. Check it out. If you have the $$$ why not carbon, but if you are a kluts then stick with alu. Why Spech

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    1 of each.

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    Also an Ti

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    Best is Exogrid, or Isogrid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    Best is Exogrid, or Isogrid.


    mmm... Exogrid...

    Back to the OP; the benefit of carbon is it's light. The downside is it's expensive. Let's be honest, if you're hacky enough to break a carbon frame you would have also broken an aluminum frame. Carbon is damn tough, if you can afford it I would go with the carbon.
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    Hi I saw a carbon bike witch I am thinking of buying the colour is Black/White and on the black part under the lacquer I noticed some patches like dust on it. is it normal for carbon bikes since this is my first carbon. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuttyfire View Post
    Hi I saw a carbon bike witch I am thinking of buying the colour is Black/White and on the black part under the lacquer I noticed some patches like dust on it. is it normal for carbon bikes since this is my first carbon. thanks
    You'd have to provide a picture but I would suspect that it's just the underlying carbon layup you're seeing. Real carbon fiber as used in bicycles is not that pretty carbon sticker woven stuff you always see, it's not as organized of a layup pattern.
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    Its 2011 and carbon is what you want. Aluminum is
    so 90's.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebrahum View Post
    You'd have to provide a picture but I would suspect that it's just the underlying carbon layup you're seeing. Real carbon fiber as used in bicycles is not that pretty carbon sticker woven stuff you always see, it's not as organized of a layup pattern.
    Thanks for your help that is what the shop owner told me but I needed a second opinion.

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