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    Carbon or Ti for Cyclocross?

    I have been contemplating on getting a cyclocross bike some time in the future but am torn between carbon or ti. So which would be better? Is it all a matter of preference? What do y'all prefer?

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    i have a nice carbon bike and it is well designed and light. The new BB30 bottom bracket standard is rubbish and the internal headset is full of dirt after I replaced it a month ago. The one advantage of a ti frame might be the ability to avoid some of these new "innovations" and build up a light but durable bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jroden View Post
    i have a nice carbon bike and it is well designed and light. The new BB30 bottom bracket standard is rubbish and the internal headset is full of dirt after I replaced it a month ago. The one advantage of a ti frame might be the ability to avoid some of these new "innovations" and build up a light but durable bike.
    Ti was what I was opting for in regards to a cyclocross bike. Right now it seems the better option. Thanks for that insight.

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    if you get one built custom you can get the features you like. For me, that would be low bottom bracket, RD cable under bottom bracket and a chain hanger and pump peg. Disc mounts too I guess.

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    I race a custom Ti and Carbon bike. If money was not option, custom Ti is the way to go.

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    I've ridden both steel and Ti, and I love the feel of Ti. My steel bike is great and there is no reason to replace it.

    Which means I want another Ti one.

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    You can ride that Ti bike for the rest of your life. But for a bare bones race machine, I would choose carbon.
    Dirt is good for the soul

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