Is there a standard thickness that all metal is within the bike frames made nowadays? Reason I ask is when I took my seat off and the bracket to tighten it you could obviously look down into the seatpost of the bike. The metal I expected to be a little thicker, but hey I guess the manufacturer's know what they're doing. I wasn't sure if the extra heavy duty bikes use thicker metal or a different kind or what.
Kind of a strange question, I know. I just figured I'd ask.
Another side question: Does Giant use the same frame for all of their sport mountain hardtails?? (except the boulder which uses supersized steel). Reason I ask is the Boulder SE which MSRP's for 280 has the ALUXX SL butted aluminum frame. But even the Rainier, that MSRP's for 850 dollars has the ALUXX SL butted aluminum frame. I just figured the Rainier would have a different kind of frame. Is this saying the Boulder SE has a damn good frame for the price, the Rainier has a cheap frame for the price, or the frame is to a point it's so strong it doesn't matter how you use it so Giant puts them on all of the sport mountain hardtails?