Carbon Fiber Vs Aluminium – 5 Things You Didn't Know About Aluminium

Published on June 6th 2016


Here are 5 things that you didn't know about aluminium (or aluminum) as a bike frame material. Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN store! Sign up to the GCN newsletter: Aluminium is one of the most common bike frame materials. Although it has been superseded by carbon fiber at the top levels of the road bike market, it still commands a large market share and many brands – such as Trek and Canyon – continue to make high quality aluminium bike frames. Have you learnt something today? And, is it aluminum or aluminium? Let us know down in the comments. Watch more on GCN... Things you didn't know about carbon fiber ▶︎ We tour SRAM's factory ▶︎ With thanks to Trek Bikes for permission to use their footage in this edit. Click here to see the full video: Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /