I'm a big Ti fan, but I've been eyeing carbon lately, well, until my carbon seatpost cracked. Carbon has a lot going for it, but I'm not sure "lifetime" is one of it's top qualities. If I had to pick a bike to be my last bike, it would be titanium.campguy71 said:I am looing for a new bike, maybe my last bike. Thinking Ti because of the lifetime thing. How long will a carbon frame last?
well saidMB1 said:Your best bet to get a "lifetime" frame is to buy from a company with a history of good design and durability. Material isn't nearly as important as buying from a company with a reputation.
OTOH almost any bike could last a lifetime.
Life is short, don't waste it.
If you dont crash,long enough until your next bike and then you'll have a great backup.campguy71 said:I am looing for a new bike, maybe my last bike. Thinking Ti because of the lifetime thing. How long will a carbon frame last?
Unless you're 80 years old or facing immediate and abject poverty, the last bike sentiment is a great delusion shared by all cyclists. A few hours after the first frame scratch, you'll be looking at new bikes on the web. One day later, you'll be looking at your financial status.. . . maybe my last bike.