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Old 05-28-07, 04:27 PM   #1
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6061 Aluminum

I have an Iron Horse Warrior 3.3 (hardtail) that I got for $600 CDN and the frame is made up of 6061 (non-T6) double butted aluminum. How good or how bad is this frame? I mainly do XC and really light downhill. Will this guy hold up? What are the limits? Should I expect any problems?

Here is the link to my bike: http://www.sportchek.ca/sportchek/do...&styleId=43682
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Old 05-28-07, 06:49 PM   #2
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You'll be fine on that bike. Most frames are made out of 6061 and perform well, your's should too.
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Old 05-29-07, 05:55 PM   #3
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What's the difference between 6061 and 7005 (or whatever the 7000 series is)? Is one lighter, or stronger? Which one is typically on higher end bikes?
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my frame is 7005 and my stem and handlebar is 6061...the 6061 has a grainier texture to it and is a tad bit heavier and extremely rigid...the 7005 is thin, light, and very strong

my opinion is the only difference is the 7005 is a bit lighter, though the 6061 might be stronger
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So my friend's Cannondale Prophet is lighter than my bike, although it's full suspension and has more frame to beef it up. Besides the $1700 ish dollar price difference, could the weight savings be because he has 7005 aluminum?
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