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    Jumping Material

    What frame material best supports jumps and fast descents?
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    Besides carbon they all do about the same.

    Just depends on how thick the aluminum tubing (and what type) there is. A lot of of BMX bikes are made out of steel if that gives you any indication for a jumper. I have a steel frame and it absorbs a lot more vibration than an aluminum frame does, but they are also heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    Besides carbon they all do about the same.

    Just depends on how thick the aluminum tubing (and what type) there is. A lot of of BMX bikes are made out of steel if that gives you any indication for a jumper. I have a steel frame and it absorbs a lot more vibration than an aluminum frame does, but they are also heavier.
    Hey there Pfox90,

    Thanks for the info!
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    Yeap pfox is right, aluminum is lighter and most dirt jump bike are heavily reinforce to make them hold up in the repeated abuse. However, oversize tubing aluminum is not the most forgiving material but light weight.

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    chromoly steel is the way to go for a dedicated dj bike

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