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CHROMO OR ALUM?(3 posts)

Apr 3, 2001 7:23 PM
ive been into mountain biking for almost two years now. now ive wanted to upgrade into road bikes.however the only affordable (my level) frame materials here in the philippines are the aluminum and chromoly.which one now is better among the two?thanks
Can't answerKerry Irons
Apr 4, 2001 4:44 PM
The design of the frame (tube diameters, wall thicknesses, butting, swaging, tapering) is dominant, not the material. It is possible to make a good or bad frame out of either material. Neither one is "better" than the other.
re: CHROMO OR ALUM?Maverick
May 19, 2001 12:28 PM

chromo: heavy (unless you get a high end frame) but comfortable for long distance rides.

alu: light. much stiffer than chromo, therefore good on climbs. not as comfy when compared to chromo frame.