Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Steel is real....light in this case

The man in the photo is picking up his new road bike and just finished a short ride around the building. Getting a steel bike used to mean that you were getting something significantly heavier than carbon , ti or aluminum. This is no longer the case with how light components have gotten and how a welded frame is close to a pound lighter than a lugged frame. I didn't go out of my way to make the frame especially light as the bike will be for training and get many miles in all sorts of weather. Being mostly of True Temper steel the frame should be very stout and have good longevity. If this man rides a lot then he will also have good longevity !