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Stainless Steel or Titanium.

pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
edited June 2014 in Road general
Looking at buying a new frame set for my Sunday bike, I'm wanting to upgrade my Ribble new sportive frame to either a titanium or a SS frame, I think......

But I'm undecided so thought I'd throw it out there for your advice.

I'm not a fast racer so prefer the relaxed geometry for longer rides, I usually manage around 16-17mph average on rides. I did the Manchester to Chester return @ 16mph over 110 miles so not after racey handling

The two I'm comparing are

Sabbath Silk Road
http://www.sabbathbicycles.co.uk/bikes/silk_road

And this from starley bikes

http://starleybikes.com/frames/road/ss-frame/

Both have lifetime warranty. Apparently SS is stronger and it comes in a lot lighter frame alone for the SS is 1200g compared to 1600g for the Silk Road
Specialized S Works SL2 . Campagnolo Record 11spd. rolling on Campag Zonda wheels

http://app.strava.com/athletes/881211

Posts

  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,705
    i'd go for stainless steel

    my shiny bike is ss...

    viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12928655&p=18393346&hilit=xcr#p18393346
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • rrsodlrrsodl Posts: 486
    I have both and I wouldn't be able to say which is my favourite on metal type alone. They are both very comfortable, big difference to alloy frames.

    The Ti bike has CF forks and it's lighter than the steel bike but I can't see any other difference other than cost.
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    ride both imo, then decide, SS for me every time ...
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