steel touring bikes

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by [email protected], Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I am considering a touring bike. I am not going to do long loaded
    tours; I like touring bikes because they are more rugged than race
    bikes. There are a few steel bikes (the Trek 520, the Fuji Touring, a
    Bianchi, etc.), and there are aluminum ones (the Cannondale T800 and
    T2000, etc.). Are there noticeable differences? Steel has been
    phased out as a trend, and are Trek
    and Fuji dumping their last inventories? (I don't see CrMo steel
    used on other bikes.)