Choosing a Frame

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Choose the Frame to Match Your Riding Style and Budget
When choosing a road bike frame there are many factors to consider, but in the end it usually comes down to price and riding style. You can get a beautifully smooth steel frame for relatively cheap, but it's most likely going to be heavy. You can also get a light, efficient aluminum frame at a reasonable price, but it may not offer the smooth ride of steel, carbon or titanium.

What kind of riding you want to do is another huge factor in what kind of frame to choose. If you're an aspiring crit racer, comfort may not be your top priority. You'll probably be looking for a light responsive frame with agressive geometry. If you're looking to do loaded touring in remote locals, you'll might be better served with relaxed geometry and a frame that can be repaired by the village blacksmith.

In the end it comes down to personal preference, riding syle, and how much cash you want to drop. Head to your local bike shop, take a test ride and see which frame feels right and fits your budget.

Parlee Altum Disc - Large (56) frameset, think Specialized/ Trek but better Parlee Altum Disc - Large (56) frameset, think Specialized/ Trek but better $2,000.00 1h 9m
Specialized Venge 56 frameset Specialized Venge 56 frameset 1 $400.00 1h 48m
2014 Specialized S-Works Venge Frameset (Frame, Fork and Seatpost) - NO RESERVE 2014 Specialized S-Works Venge Frameset (Frame, Fork and Seatpost) - NO RESERVE 4 $1,110.00 2h 43m
Kona Dew Frameset 51cm Cyclocross Felt Carbon Fiber/Aluminum Fork Kona Dew Frameset 51cm Cyclocross Felt Carbon Fiber/Aluminum Fork $260.00 6h 49m
Felt AR1 Frameset Felt AR1 Frameset $1,349.00 21h 15m
2008 Pinarello Prince Frameset BK FS RD 55  (b3202) - INV-3230 2008 Pinarello Prince Frameset BK FS RD 55 (b3202) - INV-3230 $959.00 23h 36m
2015 Specialized S-Works Tarmac Frameset, Size 56cm - INV-1546 2015 Specialized S-Works Tarmac Frameset, Size 56cm - INV-1546 $2,991.00 23h 39m
2015 Guru Photon R Disc Frameset - INV-2792 2015 Guru Photon R Disc Frameset - INV-2792 $1,837.00 23h 45m
2012 Ridley Dean RS Frameset FS TT/Tri M 700c (B2161) - INV-2570 2012 Ridley Dean RS Frameset FS TT/Tri M 700c (B2161) - INV-2570 $569.00 23h 45m
2014 Giant TCR Advanced SL Frameset (b2113) - INV-2422 2014 Giant TCR Advanced SL Frameset (b2113) - INV-2422 $834.00 23h 55m
2014 Giant Propel Advanced Frameset (B1520), Size XL - INV-2684 2014 Giant Propel Advanced Frameset (B1520), Size XL - INV-2684 $955.00 1d 26m
2016 BH Bikes Ultralight Frameset, Size Medium - INV-2495 2016 BH Bikes Ultralight Frameset, Size Medium - INV-2495 $1,075.00 1d 33m
2017 BMC Roadmachine RM02 47 Frameset Excellent Carbon 2017 BMC Roadmachine RM02 47 Frameset Excellent Carbon 2 $795.00 1d 7h 58m
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Black road bike bicycle frameset used 56cm. Cannondale SuperSix Evo Black road bike bicycle frameset used 56cm. $2,350.00 1d 8h 40m
2012 Cervelo S5  Frameset 58cm - NO RESERVE!!! 2012 Cervelo S5 Frameset 58cm - NO RESERVE!!! $1,000.00 1d 18h 4m
Storck T.I.X. Pro Cyclocross Frameset - 2017 Black/Blue M Storck T.I.X. Pro Cyclocross Frameset - 2017 Black/Blue M $2,499.00 2d 1h 21m
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