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Originally Posted by sunnyone View Post
I often wondered about the comparative strength of a steel and an alloy rim from the same era. I get that the alloy rim has the advantage of lighter weight, no rust, and better wet braking; but would the steel rim be less likely to be damaged by potholes and/or stay in true better?
Aluminum rims are formed from extrusions, while steel rims are folded sheet metal. The extrusions tend to be more resistant to dents and other damage than sheet metal.
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