Hardly anything beats the ride quality of a steel framed flat bar road or touring bike. Our mechanics have built up a limited number of these new small 4130 chromoly steel frames with a Shimano Claris STI 16-speed drivetrain and a lightweight Alex wheelset for outstanding performance at a very affordable price.
Good quality chromoly steel acts like a spring, absorbing road vibrations and responding when the rider gets up on the pedals to transfer more power to the road. This vibration or road buzz damping quality of chromoly steel also makes the bike more comfortable over longer rides and regular commutes - meaning you cop less of a beating when the going gets tough. The outstanding strength and stiffness qualities of 4130 chromoly steel also allows a thinner tube profile for that sleek, classic look that never goes out of style - which is handy, as this bike will last a lifetime. Even if you manage to drop it, steel can be safely repaired (unlike aluminium or carbon). Steel has been used to build bikes since the earliest days of cycling. It's always been popular but is now making a real comeback as more people come to appreciate the unique properties of this classic material.
Features Shimano Claris 16-speed drivetrain with STI (integrated brake levers and shifters) for smooth, reliable operation. The Tektro dual-pivot alloy caliper brakes provide great stopping power, excellent modulation and easy adjustment. The Alex DA16 Rims are tough and light. Laced to Quando quick-release hubs with stainless steel spokes, this wheelset gives you the low rotating mass and excellent durability you need to smash out some serious kilometres.Read more