I’ve always wondered (and I may have even asked this on other forums with no satisfactory reply), how much difference does the quality of carbon make to a frame?
Most manufacturers offer their frames in at least 2 grades of carbon , the expensive high modulus type and a lesser grade which is usually considerably cheaper and not much heavier. As examples Specialized have their S works Fact 11 frames and the Fact 10 grade branded as Specialized. Trek has SLR and SL frames. Cannondale have their premium High Mod frames and so on.
Has anyone had direct experience of switching between the two types and can tell the difference in ride quality apart from the weight difference?
I ask because I am looking at buying an Argon 18 Krypton Pro which has received good reviews in the last two years but it is only 140 grams lighter than the lower GF model which is obviously cheaper.