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Old 08-30-20, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
People say a lot of things but it doesn't make sense to say that specific materials have a certain ride quality. The materials come in such a wide variety of alloys, tube diameters, wall thickness, and shapes that it's just silly to generalize about a material when it's really all of these factors plus the components and geometry that affect the ride quality, not the general fact that the frame is made of steel or aluminum or carbon fiber.
TenGrainBread nailed it. I had an aluminum Raleigh pass through my shop and I think I lost a filling checking the thing out after refurbishing it due to that frame. I love my more vintage aluminum Vitus 979.
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