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Bobblehatboy1975Bobblehatboy1975 Posts: 36
edited May 2017 in Road buying advice
Hi, Does anyone know where to get carbon junior road bikes 650c wheels? I can only find aluminium frames

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    Have a look on Planet X they do frame sizes down to 45 so that's pretty much 650c size. Having got my youngest a 2nd hand 650c Moda Mezzo last year for a steal last year all be its Aluminium. Weighs not a lot, down side is lack of tyre choice. You may be better with a xs or 45cm framed 700c wheeled bike.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Hi Oxoman, yes I my son has a Moda Major, just wondered if I could get him anything lighter. Suppose I could get carbon components.

    Thanks anyway
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,466
    Probably better with xs framed lightweight aluminium frame with lightweight 700c wheels. Tifosi is one I've seen youngsters on. Look out for a Mezzo they're lighter than the major.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,732
    Hi Oxoman, yes I my son has a Moda Major, just wondered if I could get him anything lighter. Suppose I could get carbon components.

    Thanks anyway

    Presumably your son rides U10 or U12? Best advice I can offer is to save your money and get him off 650c and onto 700c as soon as is practical. Pretty sure there are zero options for 650c carbon frames - aside from a few ancient TT frames which may crop up on ebay from time to time.
  • Yes he's first year under 10s
  • animal72animal72 Posts: 251
    Bianchi frames go down to 44cm. Still 700c but tiny...
    Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
    Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
    Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
    Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

    Mostly Steel.
  • just wondered if I could get him anything lighter. Suppose I could get carbon components.

    This cannot be serious
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,732
    Yes he's first year under 10s

    Save the carbon thoughts for later. Take it from a parent that's already been through the U8/10/12 age group 'arms race' - just work on his fitness. At that age, if they win/lose races, it won't be because they did/didn't have a carbon bike.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    just wondered if I could get him anything lighter. Suppose I could get carbon components.

    This cannot be serious

    This.

    Freakin' ridiculous thread and proposition.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
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