Caught this article and thought you might be interested. I certainly am.
The steel they're using isnt much stronger than other high capacity steels (several reynolds tube sets are available with higher yield capacity) but its ability to be cold formed is being exploited to generate the shapes and material distribution that allows the designer to reduce the weight. I expect the main problem will the cost of the tooling which might limit its use to the larger companies. The other issue is that for many people the appeal of steel is the retro looks and its robustness it'll be interesting to see how a frame like this deals with daily life
I already have a steel bike. Genesis Equalibrium 10 black and white weighs 10kgs and the ride is so comfortable.
l also have a Titainium which is much lighter and is a great ride. I have been tempted to buy a carbon bike but with my luck I would trash it in no time. They look great but the durability is not there for the amount of cash you have to part with to own one.
i have a 1970s peugeot steel bike- i converted it into a modern day hybrid as it was a racer. Still gets over 30 mph. Crashed it into the side of a car that pulled out on me at 15 mph- buckled the wheel and fork- but the headstock and frame? unaffected. Still riding this bike, allbeit now with new forks and front wheel. Heavy yes but for commuting locally its great. Id imagine modern steel would be just as robust but a lot lighter than the older styles. Technology and all that .
If Captain Kirk had a bike, wouldn’t this be it? it’s steel, Jim but not as we know it.
I have two steel bikes. A Mercian Vicitore in 725 with guards and a Derosa Corum. Both with Campag on. Love them both.
I had a third bike a Terry Dolan Volare Carbon with Dura Ace. It was 12 years old and it has cracked where the seat stays join the seat tube. I am thinking of replacing it with something like a Mason Resolution or Fairlight Strael.
I dont race anymore and am unlikely to start again so steel with a slightly more relaxed geometry and fatter tyres would be ideal as a alternative to my other two machines.