Crit Race Performace Framset that won't break the bank?

Waynenio
Waynenio Posts: 231
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Hi

I recently purchased a Carbon 2008 Scott CR1 Pro (before they changed the geometry into and out and out Sportive frame) to crit on next year. It's that nice I have finished it with full Dura ace groupset, Pro vibe, stem, seatpost h/bars and Mavic Cossmic Carbones 50's. I bought it with with the objective of crit racing on it next season.

In short it's way too nice to use for the fun and games of crit racing.

Can anyone suggest some aggressive and good performing framesets for £500 and under that aint gonna kill my bank balance if I get taken out.
Was looking at some of the kinesis range (TK2 as an all year round racer) but don't know if it has the perfromance needed.

Cheers for any help anyone can give.

Wayne----eeeee-neeeeo

Scott Scale Comp 29er - Training Machine
Giant XTC 29er - Race Machine

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    The Kinesis will be fine.
  • Waynenio
    Waynenio Posts: 231
    Hey Nap,

    So you reckon it will be good enough, what are your personal reasons?

    Can you suggest a good Carbon fork that would compliment it?

    Scott Scale Comp 29er - Training Machine
    Giant XTC 29er - Race Machine
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    TK2 is a winter trainer - the KR510 would make more sense. If it was me, I would just race the Scott and be done with it....
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Waynenio wrote:
    Hi

    I recently purchased a Carbon 2008 Scott CR1 Pro (before they changed the geometry into and out and out Sportive frame) to crit on next year. It's that nice I have finished it with full Dura ace groupset, Pro vibe, stem, seatpost h/bars and Mavic Cossmic Carbones 50's. I bought it with with the objective of crit racing on it next season.

    In short it's way too nice to use for the fun and games of crit racing.

    Can anyone suggest some aggressive and good performing framesets for £500 and under that aint gonna kill my bank balance if I get taken out.
    Was looking at some of the kinesis range (TK2 as an all year round racer) but don't know if it has the perfromance needed.

    Cheers for any help anyone can give.

    Wayne----eeeee-neeeeo

    If I was you I'd insure the Scott for racing and use it without worrying. Will be a lot less that £500.
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  • Waynenio
    Waynenio Posts: 231
    You obviously have more money than me! :D

    It's my opinion that you shouldnt race anything you can't afford to replace (and I am insured), but never the less, I have put a lot mof money into it and would like to see it as my best bike for a while yet. It will eventually slip down the ranks and do what you suggested... but just not yet.

    Scott Scale Comp 29er - Training Machine
    Giant XTC 29er - Race Machine
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Waynenio wrote:
    You obviously have more money than me! :D

    It's my opinion that you shouldnt race anything you can't afford to replace (and I am insured), but never the less, I have put a lot mof money into it and would like to see it as my best bike for a while yet. It will eventually slip down the ranks and do what you suggested... but just not yet.

    Then why buy it in the first place?
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  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    Waynenio wrote:

    It's my opinion that you shouldnt race anything you can't afford to replace

    if that was true, you would see a load of old beaters propped up outside road race HQs, but you don't.

    By the same logic, you should not be riding the CR1 either, in case you bin it while you're out on a ride.....
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Or you could learn to race and not crash? 8)
  • Waynenio
    Waynenio Posts: 231
    lol

    Answers:

    1. Was going to run CR1 with worse finishing kit and groupset and race it.
    2. I ride well, its others that dont. know many great Cat2 riders this year been taken out this season, pinned arms and snapped frames. accident was caused by other peoples errors and not thier fault, guys I know regretted riding thier best machine. I am cat 3/4 and the general standard of race and bike handling experience is pants.

    Everyone is different, that's just my pref not to ride the expensinve gear in carnage land.

    Any other good value framsets any one can think of?

    Scott Scale Comp 29er - Training Machine
    Giant XTC 29er - Race Machine
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Probably will get in trouble for saying this, but the frame (within reason) probably doesn't matter as much as things like the wheels. SO find any frame you are happy with and build away.
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    Waynenio wrote:

    1. Was going to run CR1 with worse finishing kit and groupset and race it.

    Everyone is different, that's just my pref not to ride the expensinve gear in carnage land.

    you've already said that you were planning on racing the CR1 frame anyway, until you decided to hang some expensive parts from it - so you are obviously not concerned about damaging the frame. So what's the chances of having to replace your entire groupset and finishing kit in a single crash...??
  • Waynenio
    Waynenio Posts: 231
    Agreed. I make no sense apart from to say:
    I wasnt concerned about it ... no I am. I cant say more than that. Got a bit too attached

    :wink:

    I'll find some middle ground i'm happy with im sure.

    Cheers for chat lads!

    Scott Scale Comp 29er - Training Machine
    Giant XTC 29er - Race Machine