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Old 03-10-16, 02:24 AM
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For future reference, As a general rule Aluminum bikes, (except "early" models with tube diameters of apx. one inch), tend to transmit a lot if shock and vibration to you body. On shorter rides and smooth pavement they work fine but, on longer rides and rough pavement they will " beat you up". Hydrofromed tubing is supposed to help some say (salespeople) but, others say (mechanics) it doesn't help much. Steel and Titanium bikes have smooth rides and lifetime guarantees than Carbon bikes that sometimes have "smooth" rides and lifetime guarantees, carbon bikes sometimes will have shorter guarantees or lifetime guarantees with "exceptions"
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