Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
509 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Thinking about getting a new SS frame. Carbon or Ti?.Probably keep my Fox fork or a Niner carbon fork is cool also.....My friends ride Ti and love how it works...your thoughts?:thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
760 Posts
Either are outstanding frame materials. Each has its strengths.
Only suggestion I have is...if you buy a carbon frameset for riding off road...get a warranty if you can. Offroad + carbon fiber don't always play nice. That said...if I had a material to pick cost no object on or off road, its carbon fiber. I own a Ti hardtail btw and love it.
Carbon is a gamble off road...albeit a small gamble and no gamble if a very good warranty behind it.
Cheers.
 

·
bike rider
Joined
·
1,152 Posts
I ride a pretty nice Niner Air 9 carbon and I tell everyone that Ti is the best riding material that I have ever ridden. Go Ti, you'll Love it.
 

·
HTFU and Ride
Joined
·
1,216 Posts
I own neither but given the choice I would go Ti myself. Too many sad stories about carbon failure. If I were a racer that needed/wanted the lightest bike possible (and was sponsored and didn't have to pay for frames) I would go carbon.

For a simple, beautiful, and long-lasting bike I would say Ti all day.

Sure would be a nice predicament to be in:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
mattkock said:
I ride a pretty nice Niner Air 9 carbon and I tell everyone that Ti is the best riding material that I have ever ridden. Go Ti, you'll Love it.
Matt, can you expand on this? I'm also a big fan of Ti, but haven't had the chance to spend much time on the carbon air9 or other carbon mtb frames.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,376 Posts
I tried/am trying carbon one more time today before I sell it so If you are interested in an Orbea Alma let me know. I thought it would be great after riding carbon on the road and for CX. I'm coming from a steel Sir9 and the Alma is comfortable, light and fast. However I just don't light up riding it so for now I'm going back to a Sir9.

I didn't like how bouncy my last ti frame was but that Kona Hei Hei was a long time ago, before suspension forks, and I probably had a ti post too.

I'll try a Lynskey Ridgeline next.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top