Great write ups, just what I was looking for! Thank you!
Though after giving this a bit more thought, I may just stick to chinese carbon. I don't want to go through the trouble of designing my own frame, and none of the readily available chinese TI frames have the tire clearance I want.
Also, I figure I'd want to upgrade anyway by the time a carbon frame shows any signs of needing replacement.
Happy to help! Yeah, it's a bit of a process, but I do enjoy that aspect of it and I've been super happy with the outcome.
Having also had a few Chinese carbon frames (all Flybike factory frames, from what I understand -- two from Hongfu, one from Yishun -- so well-regarded mainland manufacturer/distributors), I would agree with Afolpe's comment above that the ti stuff (at least the stuff I've seen) tends to be a little higher-quality product. But obviously it also costs more. And it certainly weighs more! 🙂 (I do use a Hongfu fork on my road bike and until recently acquiring a Niner fork for the gravel bike was using a Hongfu fork there too; those have been great.)