453 Steel

453 Steel
noun. associated British Brand Name Reynolds Technology Ltd.

All types of bike steel made by the British company Reynolds are considered very good, as they are specifically designed for bicycles, not other stuff which happens to be cheaper. As the allocated number goes up, generally the sophistication of the alloy goes up, and the bike gets lighter and stronger – and more expensive of course!


  • 453 – Manganese/Titanium alloy. Reynolds produced only the 3 main tubes in this alloy and they were single butted.

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