Mountain Bike Frame Materials & Construction Methods [Podcast #144]

Learn about the pros and cons of steel, aluminum, titanium, and carbon mountain bike frames. We also discuss the various fabrication techniques used for different frame materials.
photo: Aaron Chamberlain

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The frame is easily the most visible part of any bike build, and a well-built mountain bike frame can last for decades. Today we’re going to focus on the most common materials used in mountain bike frames, and discuss the pros and cons of each. A lot of our materials discussion will apply to bike parts–like handlebars and seatposts–as well.

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