aka: Dr. Cannondale
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Sigh. I think the supposed harshness of aluminum frames is highly overstated.
I rode my '87 Cannondale ST 150 miles last weekend: 50 Miles on Friday night and a century on Saturday. Butt is fine, hands are fine, no problems at all and in my opinion the ride was no harsher than my steel Waterford Paramount or Trek 760. And remember that I'm 59 years old and weigh 195.
Yes, aluminum frames are stiff, but so is any good high quality frame, no matter what it's made of.
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