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A frame a frame my kingdom for a frame

So the hunt is on for my new CX frame. I've ridden for the past few season on a too small for me orbea and I'm sucking it up  getting something that fits well and help me improve my handling.  


I'm thinking a low BB frame seems like a good idea given my penchant for slow turns and questionable technical skills.


The local shop carries Redline, Trek/GF and Scott.  


Anyone have an idea, Bueller?

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Comment by J.D. Kimple on June 19, 2011 at 5:57pm
It's really hard to go wrong with a Redline.  I say you made a good choice. The Scott's are nice but to my recollection it's a more racey/twitchey geometry, but I could be wrong. It's a god frame but maybe not suited for what your describe. Haven't done a thing with the Trek/GF, so no idea.
Comment by Eric Wright on May 31, 2011 at 2:50pm
annd I finally got it ordered- NOS Redline but it should be a sight better than the frame of old.
Comment by Lukas Haines on May 26, 2011 at 9:17pm
I'm not offended and I don't want your apology. I was just trying to help you and joke around with you at the same time.
Comment by Eric Wright on May 26, 2011 at 3:54am

Thanks for your input.

I have a local shop as I alluded to in the previous message, and it is certainly part of the plan.


I know there are a lot of variances in geometry and performance/behavior among different frames- beyond simple fit and was just trying to get some input. In fact there are some highly regarded bikes here on this site and in Magazine reviews not even available in my state ( like Van Dessel and Stevens)


Gear selection for me is one of the fun parts of cx for me because of the nuances and options available- if this offends you or your sensibilities I apologize- I'm just talking/posting about it because it seems like gear selection and nuance are part of the conversation here.





Comment by Lukas Haines on May 25, 2011 at 8:05pm
I guess my last reply to this request to the CX community wasn't accepted so I'll state it again. If your concerned about size frame and performance capabilities simply speak with the professionals at your local bike shops. If they have the resources they should be able to size you, give comfort and performance suggestions on selected bikes in their inventory. You cant have someone give you advise over emails, blogs or whatever if you want what suits you best. No one can tell you what works best for you. Except me.

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