Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: Seven Axiom Ti, Trek 620, Masi cylocross (steel). Masi Souleville 8spd, Fat Chance Mtn (steel), Scwinn Triple Bar cruiser, Mazi Speciale Fix/single, Scwinn Typhonn
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"STEEL IS REAL"
The folks that make aluminum etc. frames TRY to emulate the "steel ride", ( see comfort with performance).
A steel frame can be fixed if bent or damaged.
Steel is proven to last
At worst Steel is only slightly heavier than the other frame materials
Pro teams do use aluminum etc., but the bikes are furnished and the teams are generally PAID to ride that brand. I know of a US based team, ( 9 riders), that went through 56 frames in one season.
Last edited by pat5319; 09-09-01 at 06:52 PM.