Why my next 27.5″ MTB will be alloy — a look at the potential options
I had to think for a minute before I realized I do currently own a mountain bike with an alloy frame —a Santa Cruz Jackal dirt jump bike.
On a ride yesterday I came to the realization that everyone I was riding with was astride a mountain bike with a carbon fiber frame. Then I realized that that has been the case for some time. Most of the riders I ride with are currently running carbon frames. However, lately, I’ve been thinking I may choose an aluminum frame for my next build-up project.
I know what you’re thinking – why go back to alloy? And the answer to that question is simple; it comes down to the cost. If you’ve been looking at a new bike you may be thinking that mountain bikes are more expensive than ever. Or are they? Somewhere along the line, the bike industry convinced mountain bikers that you needed a $3,000+ carbon fiber frame to go mountain biking, and apparently anything else is now “entry-level”. A high-performa.... Continue Reading at Bermstyle