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Old 06-27-04, 01:33 PM
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cro-moly or steel?

which is better material? cro-moly or steel?

like which is the lightest and which could take up the most beatings?
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Old 06-27-04, 01:55 PM
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Chromoly is a form of steel, these are the elements used to harden.

Chromoly is stronger. Anything claiming 'High tensile steel' is garbage. There are good alloys not chromo- but it is the industry norm for strong steel frames\ headsets.
>Reynolds 4130 Chromoly< the stuff BIKES are made of.

Lightness takes you to Titanium alloy. No difference prob' between regular steel and chromo- but bmx riding is a strength rather than weight consideration.

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chromoly is lighter than steel in that it takes less of it to make a strong frame than the typical 'hi ten' steel.....

so that being said, I leave you with a line from FuManchu "Out ridin... backiní day
4130.. only way!" off the song Anodizer
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Why are these bike built w\ tensile steel rear tri>angles? (seat stay\ chainstay). T-tube Chromo...


The dk featured (older model) complete front tri>angle chromo- other 2, the seat tube is 'tensile steel.'

MIGHT...mean a better build?


I think....the rear is made to fail. The soft\ hard of chromo front, tensile rear feels good to begin, after jumping the bike goes way soft rear.

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chromoly of course man
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Old 06-28-04, 05:42 PM
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the theory behind the hi ten rear end is that it is cheaper to make....so it reduces the cost of the bike......nothing more....like bikes that have a chromoly seat tube...just so they can put a 4130 sticker on the bike and not be false advertising....
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Originally Posted by PGZX3
the theory behind the hi ten rear end is that it is cheaper to make....so it reduces the cost of the bike......nothing more....like bikes that have a chromoly seat tube...just so they can put a 4130 sticker on the bike and not be false advertising....
Ya, that sounds right.
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yeah...you're definately right about the tensile steel weakening over time though, I remember I had a huffy MJ12 that I rode for a while and after about a year or two it began to noticably bend on hard landings
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