Obviously everyone has a different perspective and expectation of their perfect bike. Number one of course are the ride qualities but the hand made details are also really important to me.I’m always impressed with Carl’s workmanship and I admit I enjoy just looking at it even after I have owned it for more than a year.
As far as the ride is concerned I get a smile from the second I start out.It fits me perfectly and is totally comfortable. I climb faster and with less effort than I ever have and going down hill is unbelievable.For the long hauls the overused expression ” the bike disappears under me” now makes sense to me.
There are a lot of fantastic hand made custom bikes out there but I truly can’t see any way to be more satisfied,impressed, or excited than to get a custom bike from Carl and Loretta Strong.
(by the way I also own a Strong steel mountain bike)