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This is a steel alloy. Steel is made in a variety of alloys. Steel provides a smoother ride than aluminum, but is a heavier material and can be subject to rust if not cared for. Steel is frequently used in road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX, track bikes, touring bikes, and in less expensive components.