Aluminum frame weight differences between models
Hi, so first, is 6061 aluminum alloy considered 'lightweight' at all, or heavy? I had one made of it, and although it was a bigger size than the walmart steel frame I had before it, can't say it was 'that' much lighter in weight (had expected aluminum to be very light by comparison). More namely however, what my question boils down to is, what minimum price is there for a mountainbike that's at least noticeably lighter than a walmart steel one? I hope I don't have to go carbon or titanium, not looking for 'the' lightest, just something that's noticeably lighter than walmart steel. Is 6061 alu a good start, as far as not being 'cheap & heavy'?