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Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
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High tensile is not for any bike you push hard. Chromoly is hardened steel and is tensile also- without the fear of breaking.
Chromoly can be a thinner wall tube. Chromoly can withstand many years of punishment. Chromoly good
, tensile steel bad
Also a mix of the 2 doesn't sound good either, I had a discuss with the bmx boyz and the front Chromo\ tensile steel rear triangle tended to noodle after a good beating.
I think a combo will increase the chance of failure as the tensile will give more> Planned obsolescence perhaps.
I run Chromo stem and seatpost on my Ritchey as it is a unusually hard, thick metal and Alu flexes WAAAY too much. With a full Chromo build the entire bike reacts with the same flex (little), and I have little fear of catastrophic failure. I am maybe 1\2 pound heavier with the stronger metal.
Last edited by jeff williams; 09-25-04 at 12:04 PM.