Many of us face a decision when buying a new bike – to go for a carbon frame or aluminium? We compare two bikes to find out what the differences really are!

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We’ve taken two Trek Emondas, a carbon framed SL6 and an aluminium ALR6. Both have identical specifications, so can we tell the difference?

We go through price, comfort, stiffness, weight and most importantly, looks to give you the answer to the question, which should you buy?

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Things You Didn’t Know About Carbon Fiber ▶︎
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Aluminium ▶︎

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