BTW since now you've ridden both what can ya say about the ride qualities sans the fit improvement. Is there any reason why you went to ti from cf or you not particular?Pierre said:I sort of convinced myself that it was slightly too small (after 5-6000 miles on it), sold the frameset and recycled the components on Merlin. Now I'm waiting for spring to sell the Campy Record 9 that came with the Merlin. Yep, replaced campy 9 by a mix of D/A and Ultegra. Didn't want to deal with tubulars / double chainring / campy high prices to switch to triple, clinchers and maintenance...
The guy who got the Trek frameset is on campus, and he still hasn't built it up after 1.5 month. What a shame !
Those flowers not nice ? Well, she'll have a nice birthday present to compensate
could you want. Enjoy your rides and keep posting them pix. I think we all appreciate em' especially those of us who has to go thru long winded annual doldrum of freezing winter . I used to hate the idea of LaLa Land but maybe it's the pix here on RBR forum or maybe this winter thing finally broke me but now I often get the urges to be "Going To California."Pierre said:Since I liked the 5200, I was looking for a 5900 'just to see'. Didn't find a used one at a good price, and found this Merlin instead. Good occasion to try Ti ! I've not ridden it long enough to have a good opinion - only ~1000 miles on it - but so far I'm happy to have tried it. This bike's a Ferrari !
To be honest, there's not a huge difference between carbon and Ti. I tend to think that pretty much all very-high-end frames are equivalent, and that most comes from the geometry fit. So since the Merlin frameset is much more expensive, I would say that Trek's frames are a better-value-for-the-price. But as well, there's no cheap and good quality Ti frame, so you have to expect a price difference.