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Old 10-07-11, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
What do you mean "thick" and "heavy" tubing? How does tubing being thick or heavy contribute somehow to its inferiority? If anything, the strength and stiffness of aluminum actually resides in both the diameter and thickness of its tubular walls, for bicycles. Of course, just like all the other aluminum bicycle frames we find in all LBS, the mass of the thick and oversized aluminum tubes, is a direct consequence of their construction.
You don't understand engineering. The frames are heavy to compensate for being not-carefully made.

A carefully-made frame can be lighter and be as strong.

And the suspensions on these low end bikes are just for show.

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