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kmackdcikmackdci Posts: 79
edited July 2013 in Road buying advice
I know there is a lot of argument over these after doing a bit of searching but should there be any reason not to buy one?
http://www.dhgate.com/product/2013-pina ... p-3-1|null
I was looking at ribble for a carbon frame but I came across these. I have searched on here but maybe I've missed it couldn't find much :s
I don't necessarily want one all stickered up as I'd prefer all black.
Has anyone actually got one or tried one?
Giant defy 4. Sram force group and hope pro3 mavic open pro. 8.9kgs
Specialized P3 2000
Scott scale 60 custom

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  • kmackdci wrote:
    should there be any reason not to buy one?

    Your own personal safety and well being.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • sungodsungod Posts: 15,251
    the frame is a fake, which makes it iffy in the first place, with no need to comply with eu standards is there any reason to think it was made with any more attention to these than was given to pinarello's brand?

    you could get a genuine cr1 for a bit more...

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/frames ... 12-p225556

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/frames ... 12-p194664
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • kmackdcikmackdci Posts: 79
    you could get a genuine cr1 for a bit more...

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/frames ... 12-p225556

    http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/frames ... 12-p194664[/quote]

    Thank you for that link!
    Now for a couple questions if you can help? I'm 106kg and play rugby but have come down from 120kg since taking up road cycling last aug. Will the frame be ok? I currently run a FSA mega Exo bb. Would the jump to bb30 be beneficial? I rarely clock up 100 miles a week but try to get out as much as possible.
    Giant defy 4. Sram force group and hope pro3 mavic open pro. 8.9kgs
    Specialized P3 2000
    Scott scale 60 custom
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    kmackdci wrote:
    Will the frame be ok? I currently run a FSA mega Exo bb. Would the jump to bb30 be beneficial? I rarely clock up 100 miles a week but try to get out as much as possible.

    Frame limit is likely to be 100kg - just don't go jumping off kerbs, but it's usually the wheels that take the brunt with heavier riders, so avoid super-light, 20 spoke front wheels.

    Neither frame is BB30 - one is BS threaded, the other BB86 pressfit. Both will take your MegaExo chainset so no worries about BB30's rubbish reliability.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • kmackdcikmackdci Posts: 79
    Ah sorry I just saw shimano press fit bb and thought bb30. Yeh I had ultegra wheels :s lasted 90 miles between needing trued only had them 2 months before I sold them for hope pro3 with mavic open pro which 500 miles later have had no problems with. Thanks for your input though and I shall be investigating that Scott a lot more!
    Giant defy 4. Sram force group and hope pro3 mavic open pro. 8.9kgs
    Specialized P3 2000
    Scott scale 60 custom
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