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Old 08-11-2010, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: Aluminum or Steel? Which do you prefer?

Originally Posted by professor View Post
What is the point of using aluminum when you have an ENGINE?
I dont understand your comment. Are you stating that an aluminum frame is not strong enough? Or that the weight savings of aluminum are of no consequence since there is a motor.

If the question refers to weight then there is a reason to choose aluminum. If I can cut weight by 5lbs that would be fantastic. The bike will need to be carried upstairs. Into the subway stations. Into office buildings or lofts. So weight is an issue and I would like to use lightweight components anywhere that is financially feasible.

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