I would like a new frame but my god is there a load of cobblers to wade through: Steel is real/steel is heavy Ti is the ultimate/is too expensive, noodly Carbon is king, the future/is harsh, fragile And banging on about ride quality - surely the tyres, tyre pressure, the wheels, the forks, seatpost, saddle, stem and bars have much more bearing on ride quality than the frame material? And then there is bloody geometry. Arrrggh. Where does it end? I would like a carbon frame for its light weight and power transfer but it has longevity and 'ride comfort' issues. Tried a Bianchi 928 C2C - hated it, harsh and dull all at the same time. Titanium seems the way to go but is it any better that a quality steel frame? Steel, good old steel but is it for Luddites? 953 sounds like the Holy Grail but people are hardly signing up in droves are they? Plus with a frame, who do you know how it is going to perform before you actually buy and build the thing? At the mo' I am looking at Look Carbon, Custom Ti from Enigma or a steel delicacy from someone like Brian Rouke. So can someone give me some real advice that isn't paid for by a marketing budget?