Quick Guide To Bike Frame Materials

Quick guide to bike frame materials

Frame builders have a number of materials to choose from when it comes to tubing, but how do the materials differ and what considerations do the builders need to think about when choosing their metal? Over to you: Is steel real? Teacher brings frame building to the classroom 1. Alloy Most bike frames are constructed using tubes made from aluminium alloys. These are cheap, corrosion resistant, fairly lightweight and easy to form into frames. Numbers like 6061, 6063 and 7005 are a code for the additives (chiefly silicon and magnesium) that are mixed with the aluminium to form each alloy. Every ‘recipe’ has slightly different properties. 2. Steel 3. Carbon fibre 4. Titanium You can read more at BikeRadar.com

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