Klein Mantra replies
As judge, jury and executioner your verdict is clear. It seems we have a consensus and her fate is sealed. She will be hung at sunset on ceiling hooks bound for some antique museum or a dishonerable mention in some MBR archive when I kick my last crank. Her crime was prima facia conspiracy to maim with one or two ***** pitches that got my attention (and finally explained) while riding on the hoop d' do bayou trails in Houston. I shudder what a long complicated decent out west where you guys ride would do to an old fart rider like me. From a weight standpoint, she was light on her feet and I could cruise well with road bikes if her tits were inflated. Like some of my girlfriends, I'll miss her looks only.
As a parting question, are there that many bikes in that weight range that are not carbon fiber that can be had without having to custom build one yourself. Are carbon fiber frames even used in competition anymore if ever?
Thanks for highly informative reply fellas...