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    First Bike

    Which is better, Steel or Aluminum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsr2002
    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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