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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Heavier than aluminum or carbon.

Rust...especially if you don't maintain it with some sort of frame saver material.

As has been noted earlier...they just re-invented a 1980s mountain bike.
How many bikes of this style come with a carbon frame, let alone at this price point?

How many people here have had a steel framed bike they have looked after even moderately well, rust out on them?

In respect of aluminium, there is the reasonable possibility that this steel framed bike would provide a more comfortable ride than an aluminium equivalent.
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