Stinner Frameworks: Oyster White Roadie Nov 12, 2014


Aaron Stinner‘s latest customer build is so subtle that you might not even notice it’s a Stinner. Most steel builders are asked by clients to build bikes that match certain performance characteristics as you’d find in carbon frames. With such a request, come key factors, the most important being tubing selection.

For this build, Stinner selected True Temper S3, OX Platinum and Columbus Life, all three of which are common selections for modern builders looking to lighten their frameset up, while maintaining the integrity and liveliness of steel. Matched with all the carbon ENVE components, this bike will meet any expectations set by the client.

The frame was then topped off with an oyster white base coat with white metallic decals. Thanks to Aaron for sharing this project. See more below!





  • D Park

    Which saddle is that? Thanks.

    • brennan

      It looks like a Specialized Phenom Expert but could be a Romin Evo.

    • Aaron Stinner

      It’s a phenom, we used it as a stunt saddle for the shoot. I think the customer ended up using an slr.

  • FAT999

    Interesting comment about ‘clients trying to match carbon frame performance in a steel frame’. I reckon a really good steel frame that fits the client will perform as well as if not better than anything carbon on the market in all areas other than outright weight. Note the emphasis on ‘really good’ and ‘fit’, but you’d expect that if you’re buying custom.

    • John Watson

      Yeah, I was making notes on what Aaron told me over an email. A lot of steel builders get that, mostly because few people have experience with modern steel and reckon it’ll handle like their old SL or the like race frame from the 1980’s.

      • EffOhEff

        what diameter chainstays are those? And are they dimpled?

        • EffOhEff

          And what BB spec is it?

    • David

      I think it’s almost completely, and totally about stiffness, especially in the BB. It’s the one place where I think potentially that, unless a customer and builder work pretty closely together on the build specs, customers who have been on carbon for a long time can end up disappointed. I’ve a couple of friends with $5K highly coveted steel frames they built up and will never ride because the bikes feel like “mush” compared to their Pinarellos and Parlees and whatnot…to each their own, don’t think it would bother me much, but to each their own.