I'm looking into getting a steel HT and would like to get some suggestions. I would be using it for an all around bike that I can occasionally take out to the trails like MBR and Carter. I would eventually like to build it up as a light weight, as light weight for steel that is, bike.
Here is what I am looking for:
16"-17" Steel Frame
Not too heavy. Ideally, I would want the complete bike to be under 25 lbs.
I would even be interested in an older frame, but would like to have disc brakes.
I've been looking online at the Jamis Dragon Pro, On One Inbred, and Surly Troll. I cannot find any of these bike at any LBS to test ride them so I want to see if anyone has any advice.
Thanks in advance for any input.