Today there are many materials on the market: aluminium, titanium and carbon-fibre-reinforced polymers are common, but you might prefer your personalised steed to be made from moulded plastic, magnesium, beryllium (a toxic chemical element found in minerals and used in rocket nozzles), hemp, wood and bamboo.In fact, bamboo is emerging as the new material of choice for socially entrepreneurial frame-building projects in Africa, though it was first used to make bicycles a century ago. I've had aluminium road bikes with carbon forks, steel mountain bikes, aluminium mountain bikes, a steel touring bike, a titanium road bike, a full-carbon road bike and an aluminium mountain bike with carbon seat stays.
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STEEL IS REAL There were few sure things about this bicycle from the outset, but one of them was the frame material: steel.
It's been the backbone of the bicycle for over a century. Even in the early 1990s, the majority of high-quality bikes still had steel frames.