Diamondback Wildwood Citi

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  1. bill in pa

    bill in pa New Member

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    Hello,
    I have an opportunity to get a DB Wildwood City (steel) for a good price. 09 Model, new. I'm new, and will be riding on weekends, just for recreation and exercise. I need nothing fancy. Does anyone know the weight difference between the steel vs aluminum frame? I don't care about speed, I'm 60 yrs old, been there done that. Just riding, that's it! Thank you in advance.
    Bill
     
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  2. roadhouse

    roadhouse New Member

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    all i can do for help is post this Steel and Aluminum link where the first sentence states that "Aluminum in general is a third as light and half as strong as steel, or the inverse, steel is twice as strong but three times as heavy."

    good luck.
     
  3. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    An aluminum frame will weigh about 2 lbs. less than a steel frame ...

    There are other factors which will affect the final weight of the bike ... for example, steel chainrings vs. aluminum chainrings. So, the weight difference of a similar bike with an aluminum frame may be MORE THAN 2 lbs. when compared with the weight of the steel framed bike.

    What is your idea of a "good price" for the particular bike? $150? $200? $300?
     
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