Today’s steel road bikes are tricky little buggers. Sure, there’s still a place for super narrow, pizza cutter-esque tires that save watts and shave grams or whatever. There’s probably still even a place for a road racing bike. Those places still exist. We just don’t know — or particularly care — where they are. That’s not what our Pavement Bike category is about. We value steel pavement bikes that can go well beyond fresh asphalt, have accoutrements for various accessories, and won’t leave you fighting a sore back for weeks after your ride. We design our steel road bikes for versatility rather than race results and the only wind tunnels we use are the ones that are attached to us.