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Sacrilege! Show me your modern carbon fiber bikes!

Old 09-16-21, 07:30 PM
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Anybody have any experience with the Cannondale SuperSix Evo? This is a 2015 model that I'm looking at.

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Look 481SL, carbon tubes, aluminum lugs, Laurent Jalabert signature edition
Very similar ride to my steel Limongi
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Looks like the "after" photo in a Hambini/Raoul Luescher carbon fiber forensics/autopsy session.
I stripped it for a repaint and found a crack in the downtube (where I cut it), so I decided to see what it looks like inside.
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'17 Diamondback Podium E'Tape Disc. It was $2800 but I had a corporate discount and for one week all the Podiums went on sale and I bought it for $1200. Honestly it rides smoother than any steel bike I've ever had. You can flex the seat stays by hand.

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Carbon bikes just don't have style. Well some do but like the above Diamondback above ^ - I'm sure its a great bike but it doesn't make me wet like a beautiful steel bike.
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Carbon bikes just don't have style. Well some do but like the above Diamondback above ^ - I'm sure its a great bike but it doesn't make me wet like a beautiful steel bike.
I understand this sentiment, I really do (otherwise I wouldn't own any steel bikes), but for me it's about performance. I'm not staring longingly at my bikes when I'm riding them.
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Carbon bikes just don't have style. Well some do but like the above Diamondback above ^ - I'm sure its a great bike but it doesn't make me wet like a beautiful steel bike.
For me it's just a gut feeling that God intended bicycle frames to have the top tube parallel to the pavement. Anything other than that I find unattractive. Which means I can share the same enthusiasm for early carbon fiber bikes as I do steel (and early aluminum, for that matter). It also explains why I've never gotten all that enthusiastic about mountain bikes, and what love I do have for them invariably comes from the first decade or so of their production.
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Well guys and gals. I am now part of the club
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Well guys and gals. I am now part of the club
Well that was quick. Nice bike, but that saddle, and those pedals, hmmm...
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
Well that was quick. Nice bike, but that saddle, and those pedals, hmmm...
picked it up this morning as is - for what I would consider an "amazing deal". I am a flat pedal guy for life, but yes the $1000 msrp crankset might deserve some better pedals.
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I keep checking this thread....but....really? Wtf! Stop it! It even says modern in the title.
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picked it up this morning as is - for what I would consider an "amazing deal". I am a flat pedal guy for life, but yes the $1000 msrp crankset might deserve some better pedals.
Of course. Always something that needs to be done with a "new" used bike. Yeah, there's plenty of flat road pedals that would be better than those generic MTB pedals.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
I keep checking this thread....but....really? Wtf! Stop it! It even says modern in the title.
Better? (note: I own none of these, unfortunately)



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Old 09-18-21, 07:38 PM
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hose that Extreme Power is hot! Not sure how closely you follow Colnago but that frame would be mid 2000’s. They also made the Extreme C, I think lighter for climbing. For those of us vintage enthusiasts considering dabbling in CF, the Colnago lugged carbon line is nice in that there is a traceable lineage and they ride fantastic. Master - C40 - C50 - Extreme - EPS - C59 - C60 - C64.

And OK, this is my last one for this thread. My ALAN Carbon Cross with aluminum/carbon lugs and aluminum rear triangle. Fantastic racer but if I don’t drag myself out to race it at least once this season, it will probably go up on the block.


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hose that Extreme Power is hot! Not sure how closely you follow Colnago but that frame would be mid 2000’s. They also made the Extreme C, I think lighter for climbing. For those of us vintage enthusiasts considering dabbling in CF, the Colnago lugged carbon line is nice in that there is a traceable lineage and they ride fantastic. Master - C40 - C50 - Extreme - EPS - C59 - C60 - C64.

And OK, this is my last one for this thread. My ALAN Carbon Cross with aluminum/carbon lugs and aluminum rear triangle. Fantastic racer but if I don’t drag myself out to race it at least once this season, it will probably go up on the block.

~2008 - Owner gave me the original Bill of Sale - ~8.3k.

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