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Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
when I was going over options and such for my 2016 Madone 9 purchase, the mechanic told me that the bike was designed to function well with mechanical. It makes sense. A manufacturer narrows the frame to the high end market by having a frame that is not compatible with mechanical. It limits their ability to hit the lower price points.
Yup, especially when they're saving money by using the same molds for multiple tiers of frames. The new Emonda will probably go from ~$2500 to $10k+, all with the same frame mold, but with two levels of CF.
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