Sorry, meant to post this in the road cycling forum
I know there are different types of aluminum and steel, but in general, which is stronger?
I'm about 215 lbs. now, but hope to be 190 lbs. by the end of September (through lots of bicycling... I was 240 lbs. when I started this winter).
When I get my next road bike I'm going to get either aluminum or steel, but still am not sure which I should go with. I want something that will be strong and fast, mainly for exercise. I'm definitely not planning on entering races, but I might do some centuries once I drop some more weight.
Are the steel frame Bianchis good bikes (like the Veloce, Eros)... how about the Specialized Allez Cr-Mo? Or should I stick with a something like the Allez Comp with the double-butted aluminum frame?