|For over a century, steel bikes have offered millions of riders an enjoyable, durable ride. The strength and stiffness of the material still is legendary. We have been building Zinn custom steel frames for over 27 years (since 1981), and we understand the material, we love the material, and we make sweet bikes out of it.
Steel is stronger, stiffer, and, of course, denser, than titanium, aluminum, or magnesium, and the True Temper OX Platinum tubing we use has an incredibly high ultimate tensile strength of 217,000psi, giving it unprecedented fatigue life under high loads. The Merano offers great ride with incomparable strength and durability. Also available with S&S couplers for easy travel.
While steel frames tend to be heavier than titanium or magnesium ones, our TIG welding method with a single strengthening gusset under the down tube offers great strength and longevity while still maintaining a reasonably light weight. The Merano will provide a lifetime of great, responsive riding.
We also offer lugged (silver-soldered) or fillet-brazed construction for those seeking the elegant look of yesteryear.
Zinn Cycles and the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine team up to offer you the world’s best bike fit. Lennard Zinn has been making great-fitting and performing custom bicycles for over 30 years (since 1981). Dr. Andy Pruitt is renowned as the world’s best bike fitter, and has been fitting professional athletes on their bikes for years. Together they form a partnership unequaled in the bicycle business to provide you with the very best fit and comfort available on a bicycle – and on a Zinn bicycle that performs like no other. You will never regret having allowed Andy Pruitt and his team at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine to work their magic with you and your Zinn bike, and it only adds $700 to the price of the bike. You’ll discover the comfort and efficiency that until now only was only available to top professional cyclists. Click here for more information on the Ultimate Bicycle Fit with Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and Lennard Zinn.