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Steel

RAL# 7039

This is our fourth frame in steel. This is our statement against the modern day fad of hype. This is a simple, fast and lightweight steel frame. Its a no bullshit standards or fashion... its about going forward fast, its about the ride, its about the simplicity of what a race bike should be and always was. When we created this frame we also wanted to raise a few questions about steel frames of today – this frame weighs 1350g without paint (size 56cm) – this is what it used to be 20 years ago – fads come and go but good lightweight steel frames never go out of fashion, but there seem to be few around. To make this frame we went back to out friends and Dedacciai and explained what we wanted to build and this is the result. The front triangle uses round butted tubes with a 28.6mm seat tube, 31.7mm top tube, 35mm down tube and a 35mm head tube. The rear custom triangle uses chain stays that are conical at the drop out and round at the bottom bracket while the seat stays are round. The minimalist dropouts are cnc machined from blocks of stainless steel to our exclusive design. The cable routing is mechanical external or internal electronic.

The production of a TIG welded frame like the DeFer Strada or Gravel starts with the selection of the tubes. The tubes are cut and then mitered to ensure that there is perfect interface between the tubes at the point that they will be welded. The tubes are placed into a jig and tack welded, enough to keep the frame assembled, the frame is then fully welded outside of the jig, allowing the frame to alter as its welded and heated. Once welding is finished the frame is then realigned on an alignment table. All the frame accessories as required are now brazed onto frame. The frame is then cleaned and prepared for painting – More info here.

Lightweight steel road frame. Tig welded Deda Zero Custom tubeset, Custom stainless steel cnc dropouts, Front triangle tube diameter TT 31.7mm/ ST28.6mm/ DT35mm, Full carbon fork, BSA bottom bracket, Seatpost diameter 27.2mm, External cable routing mechanical or internal electronic. External rear brake cable. Max 25mm tyre. Headset 1 1/8th threadless external.
Custom Geometry available. Standard Geometry available - sizes: 48 to 62cm.
Weight is 1350 grams for a 55cm frame.