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    May 2006

    Dirt jumper frame, aluminum vs steel?

    I currently own an aluminum Yeti Dj frame. @36 years old the aluminum frame feels harsh to me and my joints. I wonder how much more comfort a steel frame would give me? Will I notice a difference between an aluminum and steel dirt jumper? Looking for a Specialized P1 or maybe a Haro steel reserve frame that I can get cheap. Is it worth a frame swap?

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    i don't think it's worth a frame swap. (at least not for a 'cheap'/boring steel bike--if it was as cool as or cooler than a Yeti, then maybe .... ; )

    i think there is a noticeable difference with aluminum versus steel 'stiffness', although not nearly as much as when you're comparing aluminum versus steel bmx frames with an all-rigid setup.

    try running a little less air pressure ! that'll smooth out the ride significantly.

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