Carbon VS Aluminium VS Titanium VS Steel | The Bike Frame Material Showdown: Which Is Best?

Published on May 22nd 2021

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Bike frames can be made out of many different materials. The most popular of which are carbon fibre, steel, titanium, and aluminium. Each material has its benefits, and a dedicated following of fans. But which is actually best? We headed North to visit Ribble bikes, ride their steel, ti, alloy, and carbon CGR, and find out! In association with Ribble: https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: https://gcn.eu/plus Check out the GCN App: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: https://gcn.eu/5OO Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/5ON #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Which would you choose? Steel, Titanium, Aluminium, or Carbon? Let us know your preference, and why, in the comments below! Sign up to the GCN newsletter https://gcn.eu/3K7 Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 https://gcn.eu/5OP Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Spirit - Purple Dive.wav ES_Wind Chimes 16 - SFX Producer.wav ES_What a Way (Instrumental Version) - OTE.wav ES_The Friendly Ghost - Arthur Benson.wav ES_Swoosh 07 Short - Jon Bjork.wav ES_Ten Eleven - Luwaks.wav ES_Swoosh 01 Short - Jon Bjork.wav ES_Swoosh 06 Short - Jon Bjork.wav ES_Swish Thin 2 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Swish Thin 3 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Slow Ground - Heyson.wav ES_Springbreak (Instrumental Version) - Ooyy.wav ES_Stream Flow - SFX Producer.wav ES_Ruins (Instrumental Version) - Origo.wav ES_Sigma - Crystal Shards.wav ES_Red Iris - Heyson.wav ES_Path of a Hero - FormantX.wav ES_PREL Glitch Static 1 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Palm Springs - Epocha.wav ES_Out Of The Blue (Instrumental Version) - OTE.wav ES_Palandsvind - Strom.wav ES_Oopsi Doopsi - V.V. Campos.wav ES_Helicopter Int 1 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Monkey Throw Monkey - Arc De Soleil.wav ES_Grenadine - West & Zander.wav ES_Don't Say No - Mike Franklyn.wav ES_Circus Coming to Town - Ludvig Moulin.wav ES_Chaos Theory - Ava Low.wav ES_Bohuslan - Pure Indigo.wav Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Zipp Enervit Nutrition: https://gcn.eu/Enervit Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https://gcn.eu/SelleItalia Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT GCN Japan: https://gcn.eu/subscribe-gcn-japan GCN Italia: https://gcn.eu/GCN-Italia Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below