Ready to treat my body to something more supple than my Trek 8500. I have looked into a lot of small steel hardtail producers like Indy Fab, Spot, Gunnar, etc. and am not opposed to the big boys like Fisher, Rocky Mtn, or Marin.
If you have a steel hardtail could you please share your impressions of yours and insight into this type of frame. And if the regional differences are that big in say like East coast geaometry vs. the Wests' and things of the like.
And I guess the real question at hand is if the comfort level will be significantly different from that of aluminum. I like hardtails because of the simplicity, weight and my personnel feelings of greater control.
thanks so much