So I am looking at getting a custom frame build done this year and I have been looking at a few options that I wanted opinions on.
First, I am 182cm and 72kg, MOP type rider that rides for enjoyment (no racing). Pretty flat/rolling terrain around my parts featuring < 1km climbs.
Now to the fun part....thinking a modern steel build with disc brakes. So far I have found the following:
1. Breadwinner Lolo (disc option)
2. Stoemper Taylor (disc option)
3. Strong (disc option)
4. Spooky Lumberjack (not sure if they offer disc option, maybe Micky can chime in if he is around)
I had been looking at the Breadwinner B-Road, but I am afraid it may be a bit of overkill for the gravel/dirt roads that I favor around my house. I do not want to sacrifice too much on paved roads since this will be my "all around" bike. Plan on doing the build with 6870 Di2 and hydro disc brakes.
Looking for input on the builders listed, and suggestions for additional builders that I may not have thought of.
EDIT: Would love to keep the frame/fork cost to sub $3k. The Breadwinner and the Stoemper are both around $2.5 for the frame/fork.