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BICYCLE FRAME MATERIALS

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Bicycle Frame Materials

The Frame is the heart of any Bicycle, it is the core component of a Bicycle onto which the other components a Bicycle comprises of are fitted onto. A Bicycle Frame consists of two triangles: A Main Triangle which consists of the head tube, top tube, down tube and seat tube and the Rear Triangle which consists of the seat tube along with the chain stay and seat stay. The Front and Rear Triangle together is called the Diamond Frame. A Bicycle Frame needs to be Strong, Stiff and Lightweight. Today, a Bicycle Frame can be made from different materials depending on the usage for the Bicycle be it Leisure or Racing. Read on to know more about the different materials used for making a Bicycle Frame.

STEEL

Steel is one of the oldest and most popular materials used to make a Bicycle Frame. Steel Frames are strong and relatively inexpensive, however they are heavier the side. One of the key features of Steel is that it is able to absorb vibrations and not transfer it to the rider. Steel is primarily used in Kids Bicycles, City Bicycles and entry-level Hybrid Bicycles and MTBs.

Advantages

  • Durability
  • Long Lasting
  • Inexpensive

Disadvantages

  • On the Heavier Side
  • Prone to Rust
  • Lack of Stiffness

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ALUMINIUM ALLOY

Aluminium Alloy Frames have gained popularity over the years as they have a lower density compared to Steel which results in lighter weight and a better strength to weight ratio. The most popular Alloys used in Bicycle Frames are 6061 Aluminium Alloy and 7005 Aluminium Alloy. Aluminium Alloy has been become the Material of Choice for Hybrid Bicycles, MTBs and Road Bikes.

Advantages

  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Corrosion Resistance

Disadvantages

  • Less Durable than Steel

CARBON FIBER

Carbon Fiber Composite is a non-metallic material used for Bicycle Frame manufacturing which has become the frame material of choice for the professionals. Although expensive the frame is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, strong and can be formed into almost any shape desired. Carbon Fiber is the material of choice for all high end Road Bikes and MTBs.

Advantages

  • Lightweight
  • Can be formed into any shape desired
  • Corrosion-Resistant

Disadvantages

  • Expensive
  • Shorter Life Span

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OTHER MATERIALS

Steel, Aluminium Alloy and Carbon Fiber are the three most popular materials used for manufacturing Bicycle Frames. Some of the other materials used but not as popular are:

  • Titanium
  • Magnesium
  • Bamboo
  • Thermoplastic

Conclusion

There is no one right material to make a Bicycle Frame. While choosing the right Frame there are many things to consider, like price, usage and strength to weight ratio. One thing to remember is that choose a frame that suits you the best. Regardless of the bike material you choose, the important thing is that you get out there and ride!

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