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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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which carbon fiber DP or other?

i know some may have cover this but i want to get a real good idea of what people decided and why considering DP costly.

is it worth paying the extra for DP or can i get the same look and quality for a cheaper price?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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i know some may have cover this but i want to get a real good idea of what people decided and why considering DP costly.

is it worth paying the extra for DP or can i get the same look and quality for a cheaper price?
Yes and no. You can, but not all other CFs are better. It is best to hunt around the forum, order one piece in at a time and see for yourself. But generally yes, DP is very high comparitively.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Yes and no. You can, but not all other CFs are better. It is best to hunt around the forum, order one piece in at a time and see for yourself. But generally yes, DP is very high comparitively.
Trauma.... You mean high quality or high price???
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Trauma.... You mean high quality or high price???
Both! But I meant for the same quality as others, it will be a higher price.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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I did alot of searching and just ended up ordering from shift tech. Alot of people seem to like their carbon plus we get 10% off and free shipping!

Should be here tomorrow. Let you know how it looks in person.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Whomever you personally choose you are well advised to stick with one brand.

I personally feel that rear-set this and carbon that really boils down to how much financial bandwidth you want to apply to the bike.

DP Carbon for 1199 is extremely high quality with the matching price tag. If your budget can afford it and you want the quality of Ducati Performance then DP it is. I would advise that you keep all your original parts as you can easily part out and sell DP carbon as it keeps its value high.

Personally, I have all the DP kit (ALL) for both the 1199 and 1098 with the carbon on the 1199 (satin) and the 1098 (pure Ducati corse factory gloss). I will also add that the Ducati Corse and even the DP carbon on the 1098 is outstanding. Sure I could of spent 50% less, however it was not the money that was an issue it was completing the Ducati puzzle.

If not DP then I would seriously consider Shift-Tech.

If you want Carbon sticker shock look at the price of the DP Carbon for the 2013 HyperMotard .. very expensive.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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Bear,

Shift-tech makes exquisite carbon bits. I can't say whether cheaper or more expensive, and I have had DP carbon on my bikes, but I pretty much just go straight to them now. He also posts up parts on a certain auction site. :-)

He may give a forum discount, but not sure.

Highly recommend them. Check out their site. google shift-tech..... no affiliation...
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Old January 21st, 2013, 05:35 PM   #8
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i tend to stick with the DP stuff as the quality is good and the weave always matches,

however there have been times when the fit has not been 100%.

I only ever hear good things about the shift tech stuff and it's great that they are active on the forum offering good and impartial advice but i have yet to buy anything from them (maybe next time)

With carbon as with most things you tend to get what you pay for and with some of the cheaper items the fit and carbon quality are not the greatest never mind trying to get a refund or replacement part.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 04:06 AM   #10
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Puttiong together a list & CDT was the choice. However I looked CarbonWorld a German company & there stuff looks good. Anyone have any experience with them......quality, fit etc.
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