Carbon is often considered to be the ultimate material for making bike frames. It is the material that bike magazines and blogs want us to drool over. They are guiding us to cracking open our credit card and spending a lot of money.
Aluminum is often seen as the material you find on entry-level bikes. Your first road bike or mountain bike will have an aluminum frame. Is aluminum though just an entry-level material and can it compete with carbon fiber or is carbon just simply better?