Steel was once a pillar of British industry, employing 350,000 people. While still a global industry worth £630 billion, the use of steel in high-end mountain bikes has all but died out. Is there still a place for the steel Swarf Contour 115 mm 29er, or is it a bike that should be left in the past?
Deep in the Scottish Borders, we find ourselves squeezed between lathes and frame jigs crowded around a single bike stand. The air is filled with the acrid tang of …read more