how would you compare the two look/quality wise? as far as price MV is at least twice as expensive.
I have emoto keyguard and front guard...and have seen a lot of MVSP carbon.awiner said:The MV SP carbon is really really good. Better than any other carbon I have ever seen.
One of the reasons is becuase MV SP uses full sheets of carbon for their pieces so there are no seams anywhere. Hence, this costs more money for them.
They also lay the sheets of carbon up real straight and not off center like some others.
agusta01 said:I have both....if we leave the value for money point to one side, as there is no argument here at all, as the MV stuff is just too pricey to compare.
But quality is another issue all together.
Quality wise at 2x the price the MV stuff is just top shelf, and leave you in no doubt that you have the best carbon, best fit and best visuals you can fit to your bike. But the price is a bit silly...
fazer6 said:I find this an interesting thread, as, being a bicycle mechanic, when I consider the "quality" of carbon fiber, I am more concerned with structural issues, such as strength, vibration absorbtion and fatigue life.
Also, many of you may not be aware, but Italy has no regulations when it comes to marking products "Made in Italy", and a recent international investigation (published in B.R.A.I.N, a bicycle industry newsletter), there are no carbon fiber manufacturers in Italy; Almost all 'Italian' carbon parts are made in Taiwan, who incedentally, due to large investments, makes the best cf in the world.
Also, I don't know if it applies to motorcycles (but I'm curious because of my Brutale), but it was discovered that a certain Italian shock company that begins with M makes all their mountain bike forks in Taiwan as well.
In any case, some cf looks better, and some resins will be more UV resistant, but for now, almost all cf is overpriced IMO. :later:
I see and hear this kinds of propaganda reports all the time. It's a very effective way of toppling those who are on the top...! People who are under a budget need this kinds of approval to justify their purchases... :later: ... which is fine with me, as long as it doesn't result in the extinction of those who actually know what they are doing at the cost of mass produced cheap products... :conveyer:JamesC said:Hopefully we will hear more on this report than just an old forum discussion from weight weenies