Originally Posted by Chris0381
Thanks for the reply zzzzzz. Ill give it a lot of care.
That was kind of harsh. What response were you expecting exactly?
Trek uses their 'Alpha SL' Alum on entry level road (under $1k) and mountain bikes (under $500). From what I've heard, the SL stands for 'Super Light' and the whole label is just a Trek marketing gimmick to make it sound unique. You are way over-thinking the term if you are trying to read something scientific out of 'Alpha SL'.
There are a lot nicer (and lighter) frames out there, but even lower-end Trek stuff is decent and plenty durable.
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Last edited by dtrain; 11-01-07 at 04:49 PM.