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Hello forum,

I am looking to build a new road bike frame, alu or steel. I will use it for exercise and fun, no racing or mountains. Likes a more racy feel, and not the long endurance rides. I have been Retül bikefittet, so know excactly which size or build to get. I am 85 kg.

 

Criteria: Non-sloping; rim brake; steel or alu.

 

After looking extensively on the web, I have only found few options, e.g. Standert (german steel), Cannondale CAAD12, bespoke steel frame builders (Jaegher, St. Joris) and now the bespoke alu frame Bond. See more at www.bond.bike.

 

It is a very big thing to build a new bike, so will try to make sure, I start with the right frame.

 

Anyone who has experience with the Bond? The ride, geometry, tubing quality, paint work etc.

Other suggestions are also welcome.

 

Cheers,