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    hitman?

    Hello!
    I'm new in this kind of riding. Im looking for my new bike and have almost find it. but anyway i would like to hear your opinion!
    So...i chose HITMAN from Orange, with this bike i would like to ride mostly 4x, and maybe some street, dirt jump...
    What do u thing about my choice?
    Should i look for some ALU bike, cause im a bit sceptical about CRO-MO!
    Beside that i would like to know the weight of that bike, cause i couldnt find that information anywhere.

    Thank u very much,
    all

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    Quote Originally Posted by all
    Hello!
    Should i look for some ALU bike, cause im a bit sceptical about CRO-MO!
    Why be skeptical about Cro-Mo? Stronger material...some say the ride quality is better too and I agree.

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    HI
    Thanks for fast answer!
    Sceptic? Cause of weight..just that...but i like i said, im new, tell me if im wrong...
    Thanks
    BYE

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    A well built cr-mo frame has a weight very comparable to a similar aluminum frame, because to make the aluminum frame as strong, you have to use more metal. You shouldn't see much difference in weight.

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    CRMO - stronger, long lasting, supple ride, flexy, higher weight
    ALU - not as strong, not as long lasting, harsh ride, stiff, lower weight

    I've been riding aluminum for many years now on all different types of bikes (bmx, road, hucker mtb) and have not had any problems. Riding other peoples bikes and my 10 year old XC mtb, I just don't like the suppleness or flexing of the steel. I guess I've just become accustomed to the stiffness of an aluminum frame. My hucker mtb is an aluminum frame and it takes quite a lot of abuse. As long as it is a quality frame from a respected manufacturer, I don't really think the frame material matters that much, just personal preference.

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    Steel lasts longer. Aluminum has a limited life and will crack or fail after a while.

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    although i ride an aluminum frame....steel is real

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