You also have to remember that it is not just the visible component that is armored, there are internal differences in the carbon on the down tube as well.
From Trek: Carbon Armor is a 4-layer system that adds embedded stiffeners to the main frame and covers it with a replaceable polymer shield
The new Titus FTM makes a replaceable stainless steal down tube plate, I will look into the measurements of the plate and how much added weight? I just want to protect the bike before summer rolls around..
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