Website of the day: Roberts Cycles

Yesterday’s bike bonanza sparked something of a debate among a few regular readers, as well as a couple of people here too.

“Why all the fuss about carbon...?” seemed to be the thrust of the conversation.

The selling points of carbon frames in bikes are well documented - it’s light, it’s stiff and it’s very expensive (so it’s got to be good, right?). But It’s also fragile. Admittedly, not as much as it used to be, but you still can’t beat a steel tube construction when it comes to a solid, dependable ride. At least that was the argument presented by the carbon nay-sayers.

And judging by robertscycles.com, just one of the sites thrown our way to prove the point, we’re starting to come round to that way of thinking. These are seriously special cycles, and they're all steel.

They’re light, hand-built and absolutely beautiful. And if all that new-fangled composite leaves you a little unconvinced, this is traditional construction brought bang up to date.

We love these bikes. Almost as much as we love yesterday’s bikes.