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Old 03-12-19, 08:12 PM
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Bikes: Niner RLT 9 RDO

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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
Looks good but I have an issue with tiny companies like these charging thousands for a frame made in China for a couple hundred bucks. You pay a premium to the big guys because 5 years from now it's pretty much guaranteed they will be around and you get warranty. With small shops like these it's never a guarantee. If anything nowadays you are more likely to succeed selling a great affordable frame vs an expensive one.
I do not know how many prototypes they made and how they tested the carbon laying compositions but making a bike in a single type of carbon (T800 in this case) would result in a poor ride quality. A good carbon bike requires stiff high modulus carbon in the BB and softer low modulus carbon in headtube and seat stays. Also laying thickness, epoxy composition, require large amount of R&D investment to perfect. There is a considerable ride quality difference from a $500 Chinese open mold to a $4000 S-Work, I have a feeling this frame will be closer to the $500 open mold
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