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Old 05-31-04, 09:46 PM   #1
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Which is better, Steel or Aluminum?
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Old 05-31-04, 09:53 PM   #2
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Which is better, Steel or Aluminum?
Steel is real dude.

But yea I like Alu better. Replaceable der hanger, lighter and more widely available.

Steel on the other hand is a more rigid ride and it vibrates less.
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Paper or plastic?

Which is better depends on too many factors for such a simple question.

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Neither. They both are perfect in the right conditions.
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I like oranges more than I like apples.
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ohh but Mangos are best!

I vote for aluminum. It's light and strong. There may be some qualities that steel has above aluminum but if you were to compare the 2 feature by feature I believe aluminum would win.
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u cud put the plas tic bag inside the paper one. i do that sometimes. or sometimes i put the paper inside the plastic, so the paper bags can have handles.

so yah i go with aluminum, mostly because I have no need for a steel frame really.
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I put my mangos and kiwis in paper bags, my oranges and apples in plastic, then I combine the two in a double plastic.....

Each has it's benefits. There is no better ride than a well made steel hardtail for some XC cruising.

However, to build a lightweigh full suspension bike, aluminum is KING. You can manipulate and weld aluminum into shapes that would weigh a ton in steel.

It all depends on what you like.

I have three steel bikes and two aluminum. I like them all!

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Thanks everyone, I think I will be going aluminum.

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