Old 07-23-08, 04:15 PM
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Ashen
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Originally Posted by cman View Post
My Free Radical frame broke so I have converted my old steel donor into a fast commuter bike. I will be looking for a new donor. I rode a aluminum bike recently and do not like the harsh ride. I am looking for a Steel MTB but used aluminum frames seem to run rampant on my CL. Does the the Xtra soften this ride?

I have not done it, I was idly speculating that maybe my complaints of the frame being too flexy on a conversion would be addressed by an aluminum donor frame. Using a steel donor frame resulted in what was to me unacceptable flex. I normally ride steel bikes, it just didn't work for me in the case of an Xtra.
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