An interesting debate has developed on SSFG forum as to the dent resistance of steel vs. aluminum. Members there are arguing that a steel frame will be easier to dent than an aluminum frame of similar weight and quality. I know this question depends on so many factors, but I believe the steel tubeset would resist denting better than thin walled aluminum would.
Any thoughts on this here?
a 4130 tubeset-
I have to think a dent of the same impact would put a hole straight through an os aluminum tube even if it is of the same weight (i.e. thicker wall).
And then what about these new hardening "super steels"?