The economical Carrera carbon model is Frisco. It is hard to believe you get this much frame for under 2 thousand bucks and it is MADE IN ITALY! The Frisco joins a monocoque front triangle of HM and HR carbon to the always reliable Carrera RC2 carbon stays. The frame is air bladder and mold bonded with special epoxy. The Frisco is light, stiff and super comfortable. The finish work and attention to detail is the same as given to Estremo and Ilos models. Frisco comes in 6 stock sizes.
New graphics for this frame produced in one-piece and in standard sizes moulds that allows to obtain very high quality standards, care in finishing and competitive costs.frisco 2008 is produced with carbon weft k3 finishing, high module (hm), high resi-stance (hr) and geometrically in line, and is joined to rc2 rear triangle of new gene-ration, also fixed on estremo and ulisse rc models.
* front triangle in monocoque carbon
* produced with “ Solid carbon” fibres
* consolidation in high pressure autoclave with the “sack“ technique• kevlar reinforcements in the parts most stressed to raise the mechanical resistance and to optimize thickness, stiffness and weight
* hand painted
* full carbon speedcarbon fork
Strengths: Beauty, Unique, Handling, Responsive, Comfort, Italian (made in Italy!)
Weaknesses: The Rider, Frame is 1180grams, about 180g heavier than the true ultra light frames (only matters if you're a true weight Winnie)
I have only had this bike for a couple of rides, but already I'm in love with the feel. Although the performance is not much different than my TCR, The geometry and ride quality beats me up a whole lot less (even though the seat and head tube angles are more aggressive). Climbing is instant (I was amazed at how it could be so stiff and transmit power so well, yet be so forgiving). First time out I matched my best ever course Average speed (and it was windy). It is also very unique, not many people have one. I'll update as I get more miles in.
I saw a group on my way home from work today. They were on Frisco Rd ( runs between Main St and Eldorado parallel to Dallas North Tollway) I'm looking for a thursday night group ride. Does anyone know who this is?Read More »
Are there any trails that are acceptable for a cross bike? its the only bike I was able to bring. I don't think I want to just ride on the road. I was looking at Keystone on their Greens but really can't decide if they would work or not. Anyone with suggestions?Read More »
I'm headed from Boulder up to the 2 day Frisco (Colorado) Cross race. I can probably only make one day though. Any advice on what day would be best? Any parties/concerts/festivals outside of the usual beer tent? If it is going to be awesome enough, I might just car camp it and make a ... Read More »