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Old 01-25-19, 01:14 PM
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No-name aluminium MTB frames

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In the past few years, especially recently, there have been far more no-name mountain bike frames hitting the market, mostly from China. I know that there have been many long discussions debating the quality of knockoff carbon frames, but would there be any issues with using a knockoff aluminium frame? Knockoff aluminium frames are basically what you would find on a mid-range big box bike, and I've never heard of anyone breaking a big box aluminium frame under normal conditions.

Does anyone have any experience with these cheaper aluminium frames?

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It's not so much the frame as everything that comes with it... Make sure you get 1-1/8" steer tube. Hydro-formed aluminum is nice if you can find it at your price point ...
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Bikes Direct has a large selection of lesser known, pretty solid quality stuff: BIKES DIRECT
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Are you sure they are from China and not Taiwan? Most aluminum frames, regardless of what name appears on the, are made in Taiwan by Giant.
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I've seen aluminium frames from both China and Taiwan. I'm looking for a light-ish frame with disc brake mounts and a tapered head tube. I don't really want to purchase a complete bike, as I have some extra parts lying around that I would like to use. I also like customizing my bikes to my taste and don't really want to waste money on components I don't like.
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