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    Foundry Chilkoot frame

    Anyone have any experience with these frames? I've always wanted one (almost based on looks alone). I have an awesome carbon frame now ('14 infinito cv) that I could sell and break even if I went with it, but am I crazy for even considering it?

    Race all summer in both crits and road races, not a sprinter and a little too big to be a climber (6'3'', 175 lbs) but can hammer the flats alright. My only win this year came from a 30 mile solo breakaway. I'm willing to do it as long as I wouldn't end up with a worse bike as a result...

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    I'd focus on the geometry as compared to what you know and like now. No clue about that frame really but I know I'd rather race on Ti than carbon especially if I wasn't a sprinter. Not because I think it's better but because racing means crashing. But then again if you ding a carbon bike it's cheap and easy to get fixed whereas a Ti bike, while less likely to break, would be difficult and expensive to repair (I'm pretty sure) so maybe I have that backwards.

    Whatever, ditching a frame you think is awesome for one that looks cool is probably not a great ideal. A risky one anyway.

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    Geometry on the foundry is actually a bit more aggressive and slightly smaller (which would fit me better than my current frame).

    "Whatever, ditching a frame you think is awesome for one that looks cool is probably not a great ideal. A risky one anyway."
    - This is where I'm a little stuck I could come out ahead in terms of $ and with a frame that I absolutely love to grab on the way out the door. But there is that what if of 'what if I don't like how it rides'..

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    Reawakening this thread anyone with recent experiences with this frame? Ride quality feedback in particular.

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    Foundry Chilkoot frame-image.jpg

    Ended up picking one of these up. Let me know if you have any questions about it!

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    Jealous. First impressions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wradom View Post
    Jealous. First impressions?
    I'm coming off a Supersix, and I've only ridden the Chilkoot a few times but what I've noticed so far:

    - smooths out fine road imperfections
    - big hits still feel like big hits at the front end, the rear is more damped
    - not sluggish, but doesn't have that spring forward sensation like the Supersix; that might be due to longer chainstays and wheelbase
    - descending feels supremely confident, maybe again due to wheelbase
    - I don't feel it's less stiff at the cranks than the Supersix with Hollograms. In a strange way I think the threaded setup + dura ace bb feels more connected and smoother
    - feels very connected to the road

    It is a heavier bike by about 1.5lbs, but I don't feel that when riding. The white paint is extremely thick and the seat tube flares out to 35mm near the bb. Neat bike so far.

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