Looking to get back into spririted road riding after a layoff (bought house, had kids, yaddi yadda).
I'm interested in buying a steel frame(set) after a longstanding fling with carbon.
Would like to avoid going down the custom road if possible (endless back and forth emails, debatable value, 2 year waiting lists etc).
Here's a rundown of my needs (OK... wants), in decreasing importance:
- Relatively light and stiff
- Race-ish geometry. None of that long wheelbase, tall head tube stuff
- Clearance for 28-30 mm tires, depending on wheels
- Direct mount *rim* bakes
- Di2 compatible, internal cables
- No PressFit BB
Looking forward to reading your suggestions, and thanks in advance!
Previous road rig was a 58 cm Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 which I loved to bits and selling it broke something inside of me.
Intended use: spirited group rides. Saturday Morning Word Championships. Probably not racing.
Background: 77 Kg, 183 cm, 95 cm inseem. Ex Cat.2 pack fill, plenty flexible.