You’ve drooled over your own teammates’ high-dollar race rig that has more carbon fiber on it than the International Space Station.You’ve done all your research, have test-ridden all of the latest, high dollar, carbon fiber machines, and you’ve picked your winner.
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Is it still relevant now with advances in carbon and carbon repair? By Kurt Gensheimer So you’re about to mosey on over to your local bike shop and drop more coin for your first genuine racing bike than most people pay for an entire motorcycle.
As a testament to the popularity of carbon, custom bike builders who made their name in steel are now crossing over to carbon.
Names like Steelman, Serotta and Independent Fabrications all offer bank account-busting custom carbon frames.
The checkbook is in hand cocked and ready to besmirch every last dollar in your savings account, and all that’s left to do is negotiate with the shop so you at least have a little bit of cash left to buy some inner tubes.