I prefer steel bikes. Sure, aluminum and carbon fibre is lighter and a bit stiffer. But you can't beat the smooth ride and clean lines (not too mention the old-school appeal) of a CroMo frame. So, I was pretty excited to see that Specialized is issuing a steel version of their popular fixed/singlespeed Langster. This bike has been aluminum for a long time, so it's nice to see it get back to thin tubes. And it looks pretty nice, too:
There's an all-white version as well, for those adverse to candy-apple red. It appears from this photo (snagged from a dealer's catalog) that the steel Langster will be available as a frameset only. But that's OK...custom builds are why you buy a steel SS in the first place, right?