Are Steel Bikes Irrelevant? | GCN Tech Deep Dive

Clock00:00, Saturday 30th December 2023

Steel is seen as old-fashioned by some, and called the only 'real' material to use for a bike frame by others. So, is steel still relevant as a frame material in 2024? Alex visits custom frame builder and steel bike expert Paul Burford to find out more...

00:00 Steel Is Real!
00:53 What is steel?
01:59 What do numbers like 631, 725 and 953 mean on steel frames?
02:50 How does a steel frame tube compare to aluminium, or titanium?
04:40 Why do steel bikes have a different ride feel?
05:39 How do steel bike frames get made?
08:40 What are the advantages and disadvantages of steel bikes?
10:34 Why should I choose a steel frame bike over another material?
12:42 Is steel about to make a comeback?

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