After a new frame and I'd like a Palace R, which seems unlikley. So what else should I be looking at, is there any alloy crit frame only options I should be looking at?
Cannondale 12, Bowman Palace 3, kinesis Aithein.
There's also CAAD 13, Specialized Allez Sprint, Trek Emonda ALR.
Do you really need alloy? Seems like high end alloy frames are getting abondoned by big bike brands in favor of cheap carbon. Easy pickings on few years old carbon frames now that all buyers downgraded to integrated disc braked chariots.
Thanks. No particular need for alloy, i've just sold a Kinesis Aithein disc which I enjoyed riding so thats the only thing drawing me towards alloy (I sold it to downsize my bike collection, then the following weekend bent my cranks and put a hole in the chainstay of my remaining road bike). I'd be happy if I found a supersix frame or similar but i've not come across anything that matches in terms of budget/condition.
I love my Standert Keissäge, not that common, but they do turn up now and again. (Sorry about the shit picture)
That’s because cheap carbon frames are cheaper to make than nice alloy frames at the same price point. And to most consumers, the carbon frame seems more premium and exotic.
Give me an £800 alloy frame over an £800 carbon frame any day of the week.
When utilized properly, aluminum or scandium are wonderful materials to make a frame out of.
TBF I "upgraded" my Palace R to a premium carbon frame and it doesn't feel that much of an improvement. A few hundred grams saved but the alloy one was just as fast.
Mid range premium alloy road bikes were the best performers for the money, good cabled groupset, rim brakes and decent wheels and you have a race worthy bike for maybe 2 grand. Now you need to spend 3 times that. Sad times.
The Aithein looks like a great bike. I’d be interested in trying one of those.
The prices people are commanding for 2016-2019 Evos is a bit mad. I have one and love it but they seem to be appreciating in value!
I regret selling it tbf. Spat my dummy out with the shite Force disc's I had on it (rubbed every time my left leg was at 6pm), so I sold it to return to rim.
Should probs have just swapped to ultegra.
@Scunny Do they have mounts for mudguards. 30c tyres on that with mudguards would be incredible.
I had the 2018 model, 28c and no mounts unfotunately.
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