Call me old fashioned, but it seems strange to me why over the years the down tubes and head tubes have steadily increased in size, once 1" headsets were the norm, then 1 1/8" 'threadless' were praised and more recently this wasn't deemed strong enough by the manufacturers so we end up with 1 1/8" top and 1 1/4" bottom headsets being common. The same has happened with the now massive down tubes, they make my 8 year old Aluminium frame look anorexic!
Now in the guise of the trend for 'Aero' frames the companies are slowly retreating back to the smaller diameter headsets, but charging a massive premium, hoping no one will remember the days when this was the standard.
Why isn't a small profile down tube strong enough anymore ?, surely in the name of reduced aero drag it would be possible to keep the frame profiles very thin yet strong enough to be fairly rigid. Just look at the infamous Lotus bike that Chris Boardman rode to fame all those years ago, that is the extreme that was possible 20+ years ago.
Now the frames are made so super-duper rigid that to make them comfortable extra softness has to be designed in (. the IsoFlex design), this seems a lot effort to re-create the same feel of older frames built decades ago, but I guess that's progress!!
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