THIS BIKE'S 4 U !!!!
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Western, NC .... (Pisgah, Bent Creek, DuPont)
Bikes: HARO Xtreme X2, K2 Lithium 3.0, K2 Beast, K2 Flyin' Monkey, DiamondBack Accent EX, DiamondBack Axis TR
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Welded joints are actually stronger that one piece angled curves....
As for castings, there are too many imperfections with the process, and plus, the molds are very expensive. The ones used for turbo (turbine wheel's) are over $50,000 each.