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Been looking at some 'Audax' bikes and most seem to be steel. Any particular reason for this choice of material over alu?

Ian

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Simon E [2774 posts] 3 years ago
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I'd suggest: tradition, longevity (alu frames were brittle and susceptible to fatigue failure in the early days) and, it is said, greater comfort due to the 'spring' of a good steel frame.

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dave atkinson [6247 posts] 3 years ago
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quite a few even dyed-in-the-wool audaxers rocking up on carbon endurance frames these days though... geometry wise there's not a massive amount of difference

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ihomer [2 posts] 3 years ago
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Cheers guys

I'm still working on the beard in order to become a true audaxer!