- Possible new alu bike frame – Storck or Bowman?
Thinking I might get a new “summer” road bike frameset, something a bit racier geo and a tad lighter than my current setup and I’m leaning towards alu rather than carbon. At the moment, my choice was going to be a Bowman Palace, but I noticed the Storck Visioner Alloy for around the same price.
Any pointers on either of those – I realise the Bowman is pretty new so there won’t be much feedback on them. Alternatively, any other suggestions in the same ballpark?Posted 4 years ago
Interesting dilemma, I also have an odd scratch to itch with a new road frameset too, (wider tyres and non boring black carbon being today’s dislike). So far the Bowman tops the list, but the CAAD is excellent as I’ve a training partner with one, and the Kinesis Aithein is also well rated.
Great to have such a choice.Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
I’d have said Aithein or Bowman (probably Aithein if it’s not an out and out race bike.)
Neither is the Bowman. Yes a world champion is riding one this season but that doesn’t mean it’s only suitable for racing, I know a few bling carbon owners who are happy using one as their winter bike.Posted 4 years ago
Both the Stork and kinesis have a 31.6 seatpost the Bowman 27.2 so maybe a bit more comfort potential there.
Interesting that the red/orange frame has the matching colour graphic on the fork, whilst the green one is white.
Often wondered that myself as well.Posted 4 years ago
Speaking of the forks. The front end of these bikes are incredibly agile. Took a couple of hours to get used to it from my previous bike.
Oooh, this thread has taken off since I last checked in – have to say I’m leaning most towards the Bowman, though all the options mentioned look pretty comparable. I marginally prefer the look of the Bowman + bottom bracket standard + having something a little more unusual, at least for now…Posted 4 years ago
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