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New Bike Frame Material?

 •  Filed under Cycling, Steel, Science

Can't wait to see if it can be used as a frame material for bikes.

Today a team of material scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea announced what they're calling one of the biggest steel breakthroughs of the last few decades: an altogether new type of flexible, ultra-strong, lightweight steel. This new metal has a strength-to-weight ratio that matches even our best titanium alloys, but at one tenth the cost, and can be created on a small scale with machinery already used to make automotive-grade steel.

Scientists Invent a New Steel as Strong as Titanium
by Popular Mechanics

Victoire Cycles 29er MTB

 •  Filed under Mountain Bikes, 29er, Steel, Hardtail

Having ridden the 650b wheel size for the last three months, I've been impressed with the larger wheel size. I can only imagine how much fun riding the bigger 29 inch wheels will be. Especially on this beautifully built Victoire Cycles hardtail.

Photograph: Side shot of a steel hardtail mountain bike

via CycleEXIF