No there isn't, at least not for fair-weather riders.TWB8s said:Because there's nothing wrong with regular steel.
S3 isn't stainless.brucew said:I don't know of any mass-produced bike in stainless. Lots of custom builders build with it.
Look for bikes made with Reynolds 953, Columbus XCR, or True Temper S3.
One builder who works extensively with 953 is Dave Anderson in St Paul, MN.
mercksman is right about the pricing. Stainless frames come in just a little under titanium ones on the price scale.
You're right. My mistake in research.rx-79g said:S3 isn't stainless.
Well, stainless bicycle tubing is much more corrosion resistant than aluminum - the rain bike favorite. Low carbon stainless, like the kind they make diver watches out of, is pretty damn rust proof. And 953 is has very low carbon. I would expect this stuff to be much more stain resistant than stainless knife or firearm steel.medimond said:It's Stain-LESS not Stain-FREE steel, it's not as corrosion resistant as Ti.
Now you've seen two. I think that might qualify as a "rash" of stainless steel frame sightings.Doggity said:Is the stuff too heavy, hard to work with, stiff? Would seem like a natural. Never seen one.
Seen stainless lugs and the like, but never a frame.
A side note, but the aluminum 'winter bike' choice isn't all that the common wisdom would suggest. Bare aluminum reacts badly to road salt - quite a bit worse than quality steels.rx-79g said:Well, stainless bicycle tubing is much more corrosion resistant than aluminum - the rain bike favorite.