Gosh I feel dumb for asking this question.
Is there some sort of secret code that tells you if a frame is say steel or aluminum?
For example, on the Cannondale website I see nothing that tells me if the T1 is steel or aluminum:
under specs for frame is just says 'Touring.'
At the Fuji website the Touring bike has the same issue. Is it aluminum or steel?
and there are plenty of other examples I could provide.
Now I know I can find the answers by searching (the Cannondale T1 is aluminum) but it seems there should be some simple way of telling right on the spec sheet.
Am I missing something?