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Old 07-15-14, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by mountainwalker View Post
Which grades of steel should you look for in steel bikes, and which types/grades of aluminum in aluminum bikes?
I'm betting that most buyers are looking at the wrong end of the equation.

The purpose of using a stronger alloy isn't to produce a stronger bike frame. If the base line frame is strong enough, making it even stronger would be pointless. Manufacturers use stronger alloys so they can make a bike frame that is equally strong but weighs less.
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