All Mountain Bike Parts Descriptions
- The heart and character of your bike.
Frames are made of almost every material
out there; titanium, scandium, carbon fiber, plastic,
steel, aluminum and even bamboo. There are countless
styles of bicycle frames available from ice cream
carts to bombproof downhill "sleds" with
the frames geometry specific to its intended use.
For example: Cross Country racing bike frames are made
with steeper angles, for quicker control and balance
on level ground where a DH frame would use slacker
angles like 69ish degree head tubes, for a better
advantage on sloping terrain.
They vary in weight drastically because
of their intended use. A road racing frame could
weigh as little as 3 lbs where a Jump BMX frame
alone could weigh 25Lbs.
The diamond shaped frame has been around
since the late 1800's and has proved to be the the
best design even though frame builders continuously
experiment with other styles, that usually fail.
Lately Full Suspension frames have opened a brand
new avenue for frame builders. With long travel
suspension forks and frame shocks now available,
bicycle frames are being "tweaked" to
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