Recently I bought a new bike which has the following characteristics:
Size of frames: M (44cm) / L (48cm) / XL (52cm) Wheel size / Number of gears: 26 "/ 21 Frame: HI-TEN Steel Fork: HI-TEN steel fixed 26" Hedsch: A -HEAD 1-1 / 8 " Stem: ZOOM, Steel A-HEAD, ML 80mm / XL 110mm Steering wheel: ZOOM, Steel 20 / 580mm Grips: HERMANS, KRATON Suspension: Steel 28.6x300mm Saddle: SELLE BASSANO PIPER Saws : BERETTA 26 "ALU double-walled 36H Front head: ALU 36H Rear head: ALU 36H gearbox / brakes: SHIMANO ST-EF51-L 3x7 Front brakes: PROMAX V-ALU Rear brake: PROMAX V-ALU Front Shift: SHIMANO FD-TX51 Rear Shift: SHIMANO RD-TX55 Terminal: SHIMANO MF-TZ21-7 14-28 Chain: KMC Z-50 Middle shaft: THUN cartridge Transmission: Steel 48x38x28 170mm Pedals: MTB PVC Backing: ALU Tires: KENDA 26x2.10
I'm not a bike expert, but a friend of mine made a negative remark about the hi-ten frame saying that he would prefer an aluminium bike frame, or maybe another kind of steel.
I'm mainly going to use this bike to get around through my city, and nothing serious like mountaneering etc. I would like to know what issues can the hi-ten steel frame cause and should I change it for another one (aluminium frame bike) if I can?