Innovation 1999 Hammer Road Older Road Bike

1999 Hammer Road

1999 I.C.E. Hammer Road, road race & triathlon, Campagnolo Record components, I.C.E. fork

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Reid Shimanovsky   Road Racer [Sep 18, 2003]

Very stiff, lightweight, carbon design. Can build to 16lbs. with the right components. Perfect for bigger guys with long torsos. Stiff design allows monster sprints while carbon soaks up the road.


Biggest strength is also it's biggest weakness; stiffness...This frameset is so stiff that you need a carbon post and carbon bars to help soak up the road shock...tried a carbon/carbon fork; was great for road shock,but flexed too much for my size. Beautiful eggplant paint scratches easily.

This frameset is essentially a farmed out taiwanese monocoque frame. Very similar in ride to the Look monocoque frames. Frame weight is 3.4 lbs. for the 59cm version. This frameset measures 59cm center to top,but rides closer to a 56 or 57cm with a long top tube.The top tube measures 58.5 center to center. I would normally ride a 55 or 56 cm with a really long stem (long torso), but this frameset works out perfectly with a 12cm stem. The frame is very stiff, and with a crmo/carbon fork as standard, you lose nothing to flex. This frameset is fairly easily chipped and/or scratched, so get some fingernail polish that matches. I have had this complete bike at 16.1 lbs. with light parts, but alot of those parts flexed more than the frameset, so I now have it at about 18lbs. and well sorted.

Similar Products Used: Look 386, Battaglin Carbon Compact, Trek 5200, Kestrel 200sc
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