Durability of Alloys and Composites
Either I'm not very good with the search tool or there is little written about this topic.
I'm shopping for a new ride and was hoping to get an aluminum frame with Carbon Fiber forks and CF seat stay. There have been some comments made that these materials don't last as long as cro-mo, and CF often gets stress fractures in only a couple of years.
I use my bike for exercise, I ride about 12-15 miles a day, 5-days a week, on paved surfaces. I want a bike that will last at least 5-10 years. My cro-mo hybrid Bianchi has served me well for nearly 15 years, but I'd like something more modern and a little lighter and a little more comfortable. But if these materials are not durable then I may have to reconsider my choice.
I welcome comments from everyone, but would really appreciate feedback from those with actual experience in this regard, be it good or bad.