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    weak frames

    i was looking at getting a diamondback vectra sport but i was wondering whether
    the frames were weakened by the way that they are made

    eg, the tubes go from fat to thin where they meet the seat post tube

    will they be weak or should they hold up fine?

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    They should be fine, the tubes are manipulated in that fashion to INCREASE the strength. Depending on what section of tubing, the relative forces are counter acted by shaping the tubes into shapes that provide the greatest strength to those implied forces.

    e.g. a lot of bikes have downtubes that are flatened up and down (flat oval) to provide strength from side forces imposed by the cranks. At the head tube, the oval is vertical.

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    Diamondback frames are pretty damn strong, and light as hell too! go for it man
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    considering its the only frame you've had aside from the green monster...

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