Hi-tensile steel frame bad?

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easytheresport

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6/7/2010 8:47 PM

are hi tensile steel frames bad? cause thats all that comes on the cheaper completes would it be worth it to get one?

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6/7/2010 8:50 PM

Yes they are bad. It is not worth purchasing one, find a full chromoly frame. It will last longer and feel more solid.

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6/7/2010 9:09 PM

theyre not bad.. chromoly is just better

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6/7/2010 9:25 PM

ayman75 wrote:

theyre not bad.. chromoly is just better

They're bad when they get old and snap....

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6/7/2010 10:09 PM

ayman75 wrote:

theyre not bad.. chromoly is just better

imchrisperez wrote:

They're bad when they get old and snap....

well so is every other frame! haha.

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6/7/2010 10:42 PM

its a huge rip off and a way for company's to make money

i feel that any bmx company that makes hi ten frame for completes is money hungry

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6/7/2010 11:59 PM

not really.....the only company i know whos hi tensile frames snap even if u dont ride hard is eastern....i have prrooof.....still like eastern though....there good high end components are good
other companies hi tensile completes are stll good like fit and fbm and kink i think

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6/8/2010 3:33 AM

the_rider wrote:

not really.....the only company i know whos hi tensile frames snap even if u dont ride hard is eastern....i have prrooof.....still like eastern though....there good high end components are good
other companies hi tensile completes are stll good like fit and fbm and kink i think

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hi tensile steel is a weaker material than chromoly, hi ten has 1020 tensile strength, as opposed to 4130 for chromo

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6/8/2010 12:19 PM

Full chromoly!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6/8/2010 12:21 PM

hi tensile is generally lighter but less strong, my frame isnt full chromo but it doesnt matter too much cos im not intending to drop 10 foot to flat any time soon. i give mine a lot of abuse and its fine, it dents quite easily though

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6/8/2010 12:29 PM

the_rider wrote:

not really.....the only company i know whos hi tensile frames snap even if u dont ride hard is eastern....i have prrooof.....still like eastern though....there good high end components are good
other companies hi tensile completes are stll good like fit and fbm and kink i think

This, the low end easterns are really crappy and i have experience

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6/8/2010 12:39 PM

get wat is good (chromoly) and it will last u longer and wont break as soon as hi ten so u wont have one single worry hhaa

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6/8/2010 12:45 PM

Verde. wrote:

hi tensile is generally lighter but less strong, my frame isnt full chromo but it doesnt matter too much cos im not intending to drop 10 foot to flat any time soon. i give mine a lot of abuse and its fine, it dents quite easily though

NO.

Hi-ten is heaver and weaker.
Chromoly is lighter and stronger.

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6/8/2010 12:49 PM

Verde. wrote:

hi tensile is generally lighter but less strong, my frame isnt full chromo but it doesnt matter too much cos im not intending to drop 10 foot to flat any time soon. i give mine a lot of abuse and its fine, it dents quite easily though

Twisted654 wrote:

NO.

Hi-ten is heaver and weaker.
Chromoly is lighter and stronger.

holy shit my bike would be like 23/22 pounds with chromo then. hmmm, im guna weigh my frame.

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6/8/2010 1:29 PM

Save up and go full 4130.