I am a materials luddite when it comes to frames.
The majority of my frames owned (current and past) are steel.
Whilst I appreciate the steel frames now are markedly different to older frames they are heavier.
If I were contemplating a 29er racier build with a view to racing on would I be mad to contemplate a steel frame?
I am under no illusions of podium grandeur ( for the moment ) but would carbon or alloy be better suited to getting off on the right foot and for the future if I get on with it?
Interested on peoples thoughts.
I appreciate a lot will say its rider than machine but we'll discount their comments for now
XC Race whippet , Super rad racer wanna be , weekend pootler Daydreaming Mark