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Old 04-17-07, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Natron
Ok. Aluminum does not give a harsher/stiffer ride than steel. It just doesn't. Ride my Surly and Langster back to back and look me in the eye and say aluminum rides are harsher.
Depends on the setup, of course. My aluminum road bike has a crappy cushy seat but my steel fixie has a crappy plastic BMX saddle. Of course the fixie is a harsher ride...but the bike itself feels softer when cranking and sprinting.
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