We use steel because of its superior fatigue strength and excellent stiffness in a more compact package. With steel we are able to get a very smooth ride with good flex characteristics for increased grip.
Hey there! My name is Evan Turpen. I used to race professional downhill and enduro, and I am a massive mountain bike nerd. I started Contra Bikes because I wanted something different...I wanted a bike that was well engineered, built to last, and rode like nothing else on the planet. You can learn more about me and what led me to create Contra Bikes by clicking the link below.