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When you are looking at buying a carbon

Submitted by jaywillen on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:32

When you are looking at buying a carbon carbon fiber bicycle wheels MTB there are a lot of variables that will come into consideration before you make your final decision. So let's go through some of the possible factors you will need to think about.


This is generally one of the main things that will stop you in you tracks so to speak. It can be quite hard to make a decision sometimes, especially if you have a low budget and need a specialized carbon MTB.

When you have decided to buy be sure to plan a budget first. A carbon MTB can cost anywhere from $5000 to $20,000.

Some basic advice we can give you is look for value, look for a carbon MTB that fits your budget but also represents good quality.

In the less expensive range you will find certain things lacking like disc brakes and front suspension. Further done the track you may want to upgrade with different accessories so check this sort of thing can be done before you buy the right carbon MTB.


When considering a carbon MTB we can tell you one of the most important aspects to research is the MTB frame. Any quality carbon MT manufacturer should offer a full lifetime warranty on the frame.

One thing we can recommend doing is go to your local bookshop or get on the internet and look for a review on your particular carbon MTB frame. The major factor in choosing what Tubeless mtb rims carbon MTB frame to buy will be your riding style, are you a flatland recreational rider or an extreme downhiller? You get the picture.

The next important factor is what material your MTB frame should be made of.

Steel frames have a reputation for their heaviness and lack of quality, the way around this is by using another easily available steel alloy called 'Crom-oly'. Steel, molybdenum and chromium are mixed together to make Crom-oly frames making a much stronger alternative to just plain steel.

A big favourite with most riders is Carbon. Carbon is known for being strong and featherweight compared to other materials. A big downside using carbon for a MTB frame is they damage quite easily, carbon is prone to getting stone chips.

Another popular material for MTB frames is aluminum. They are known not to work well with suspension though.

Titanium bike frames are very popular but the expense has really held most back for purchasing one. Not only are they are light, but they are comparable in strength to the Crom-oly frames.