Poll: Carbon, Alloy or Bamboo? Which Material For Mountain Bikes?

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Ok, imagine this. You’re in the market for a new mountain bike, but rather than simply choosing which wheel size, groupset, or brand you want, you also get the option of any material too.

Yes, some bike available in both alloy and carbon, sometimes steel or alloy, but what if you had more options to choose from?

the bamboo bastard
Wil made a bamboo bike last year, and we’ll never let him forget it.

It’s not likely that you’ll be able to wander into a shop and choose a bamboo full suspension bike, or carbon fibre unicycle, but if you were given that option what would you choose?

Would you like the latest Orange Alpine 6 E but made from titanium? Or how about a Canyon Spectral built from Bamboo? Or even a 3D printed Pole Stamina? We would love to hear what material you want your mountain bikes made from, so please take part in our poll below and feel free to join the discussion in the comments section below.

What Material Would You Choose For A Mountain Bike?

  • Steel (29%, 153 Votes)
  • Aluminum (24%, 128 Votes)
  • Carbon Fibre (21%, 113 Votes)
  • Titanium (16%, 88 Votes)
  • Graphene (4%, 22 Votes)
  • Beryllium (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Bamboo (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Wood (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Magnesium (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Plastic (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 535

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