True Temper OX is steel. It says so in the description. The term "alloy" generally (incorrectly) refers to aluminum in cycling.mbryant52 said:I am entirely uneducated when it comes to the composition of alloy metals. Any basic lessons that anyone would be willing to offer would be greatlyh appreciated.
I'm shopping for a cross bike at the moment, and unless I see specifically the words "steel" or "aluminum" I am totally at a loss for knowing what a bike is made of.
For instance, from reading the frame description I can't tell if the Lemond Poprad is steel or aluminum, but have been told it is steel. Is this true? How can I tell? Additionally, the alloy description seems similar to that of the Redline Conquest, but I was under the impression that that particular frame is aluminum.
Links to each of the bikes specs:
If you see the type of material, such as True Temper OX, you could google it and get a good idea pretty fast.