Six things you need to know about steel frames

Traditional frame building material enjoying resurgence in road bikes

Six things you need to know about steel bike frames

There is nothing quite so beautiful as a custom steel frame.

Steel is the most traditional of frame building materials, and is enjoying a resurgence among the road biking crowd, especially those seeking a custom build. With an assist from our pals at the Global Cycling Network, here are six things you should know about this fantastic tubing material that will answer these questions:

  • Is steel heavy?
  • Is steel comfortable?
  • Is steel customizable?
  • Can steel be repaired?
  • Can steel rust?
  • Is steel real?

Press play to get the answers and more.

Now that you’re up to speed on steel, find out why The Angry Singlespeeder thinks you should be riding steel and not carbon.

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  • BL says:

    Question: Does Ti 3/2 fatigue? How does a Ti bike vs Steel compare in weight?, if Ti tubes are strong/thick enough to last forever. Are they thinner than steel.

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