Keen MTBer looking for his 1st roadbike. It's fair to say I'm a Clydesdale - 6'3" and 17.5 stone.
Work and family commitments mean time off road riding is becoming ever decreasing. I just want to keep getting any kind of bike miles in and a blast on the road bike looks like an alternative just to try and keep some semblance of fitness.
So I've been looking around. Set myself a budget of £800 and can get something very adequate. Standard Ally frame, compact chainring 10 speed etc etc.
BUT I have this nagging doubt I really want a steel frame. I have an On One Summer Season and really feel this frame takes the 'ring' out of the rough stuff compared to my previous Alloy hardtail. Does this really matter on a road bike?
There's a few out there (Charge and Genesis to name a few) but I have to up the spec to around £1k and possibly compromise on component spec.
Does a steel frame really matter on the road? Any advice gratefully received. Apologies for the Dark side content.