In the market for a second fun training road bike and racer. I finally broke myself out of the “which carbon frame from what major manufacturer am i going to buy”-loop; and realized that there are both a bevy of amazing artisans out there and that ti and steel tube tech is pretty advanced these days.
Wanted to poll the brain trust here for best builders out there these days and if anyone is riding something they couldn’t live without.
I know a ton of the usual suspects, Speedvagen, Mosaic, Moots, Strong, Hollands, 333fab, Rodriguez (used to own one), Seven, Baum, Firefly, FiftyOne, English, no22 etc. Wondering if I’m missing anyone I should be looking at for steel or ti.
Also found VYNL (thanks @pete) and Low in San Francisco working in AL.
Any and all recommendations are welcome. Figure there is a great treasure trove of information held within the two two-dimensional walls of this forum and the big brains of its denizens.
Thanks to all in advance for recommendations and gear reviews.