Aluminum Alloy frames and seat posts are used on both street bikes and touring bicycles, and are the most popular types...
Aluminum Alloy frames and seat posts
are used on both street bikes and touring bicycles, and are the most popular types of frames on the market. These frames are made with alloy material that is similar to the metal used for airplane metals, making it highly resistant to corrosion. Because of the great resistance to corrosion, they have a very long lifespan and provide many years of service before needing to be replaced. The alloy material is also lighter than the traditional materials used for frame construction, which makes it easier to handle and more compact, which makes it more practical for the end user. The alloy material can also be customized to match any style or specification desired by the customer, which makes these frames very customizable.
The alloy frame is typically made from magnesium, although other metallic alloys are also used in their construction. Aluminum alloy frame seats are available in a variety of sizes to fit most standard seat sizes or custom orders. Some designs may require you to purchase special braces to attach to your bike's seat stay, and these will need to be ordered separately. Customized seat installation is often done by a professional, but we can install your alloy frame for you if you are comfortable with doing so on your own.
One of the main differences between an aluminum seat post and a steel seat post is the thickness of the seat rail. Aluminum is a thinner metal than steel, and a thinner seat rail is the perfect way to reduce wind resistance. A larger diameter seat post is typically required for a larger rider, and this will usually increase the overall length of the frame as well. For larger riders, choosing a smaller diameter seat rail is often a better choice to reduce wind resistance and increase comfort.