In the bicycle industry we hear about “Anodized” aluminum frequently.  In fact most aluminum parts of any bicycle are either anodized or painted to protect them from the elements and to protect us from the amorphous aluminum oxide layer that naturally occurs when aluminum is exposed to oxygen.  Not all “Anodize” processes are equal, however.  At WickWerks we use a “True Hard” which is not so common.  What’s different?  Here’s a discussion about anodizing More