- Aug 15, 2008
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I mean...he said it was cheeeeep.
I'm not a "no used carbon" purist or anything, but even if it weren't a bike held together with glue, I'd stay very very far away from any kind of carbon that looks like that...
edit: I guess all carbon bikes are technically held together with glue...but there's a big difference between the resin flowing with the fibers as part of a layup and the bonding of metal to carbon in tension at high-load points like the BB shell.
Also, my Epic was a fine bike...but it wasn't particularly light or particularly stiff...and the ride wasn't carbon smooth either because the fork was aluminum...basically the only thing it had going for it was the fact that you could say "ooh, carbon". Otherwise newer steel, or aluminum with a carbon fork beat it hands down.