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Old 08-27-15, 07:09 AM
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Columbus Genius tubing for bigger frames

Hi! How does a 59-62 cm (aprox. 24 inch) frame with Columbus Genius tubing behave under 90kg (aprox. 200 pounds)?

I read that it has a thin wall, so it will bend too much under heavier riders, and also it will dent very easily.
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It all depends on how you ride and if you are abusive to the bicycle. Such a frame could easily last the rest of your life.
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Genius is Nivacrom OS with 0.7/0.4/0.7 walls. Because it's oversize, you should be fine unless you really dial up the watts.
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More details. This data was downloaded from the Ceeway website in 2008. Note that the tubes on page 1 are for TIG welded frames while the tubes on page 2 are for lugged brazed frames.



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Originally Posted by szotyori.adam View Post
Hi! How does a 59-62 cm (aprox. 24 inch) frame with Columbus Genius tubing behave under 90kg (aprox. 200 pounds)?
I read that it has a thin wall, so it will bend too much under heavier riders, and also it will dent very easily.
'yori; as the others have mentioned, it should be ok, but I would go a bit thicker unless the need is very assured to be "easy rider". Although I wouldn't do so, I have seen a few bikes build with 0.4 in the middle. Have also see at least one of those being replaced after a rider tumbled and put his knee into the DT.

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