Steel and titanium are still highly viable materials, but carbon is the material at the cutting edge of cycling. These are the lightest, fastest frames in the world. Building a perfect fully custom carbon frame became an obsession with Brian. He spent many months and countless hours designing, building, breaking, and testing carbon framesets. In doing so, he developed unique and innovative processes that are at the heart of every carbon Kelson frame.
Even in the age of carbon, titanium is a miraculous material; light, strong, and corrosion resistant with a lively and outstanding ride quality. It is probably the best frame material choice for most people. Brian’s primary fame as a builder can be traced to his heirloom quality titanium frames. Many of these frames have insane mileage on them and their owners without exception will tell you they are the best bikes they have ever ridden.
Brian has a long history with steel, from the bikes he raced as teenager to the first Kelson bikes that he built. Steel frames are beautiful, ride like a dream, and provide a link to the golden age of cycling. But a steel Kelson is not just a piece of nostalgia. The same qualities of steel that have made it the material of choice for generations of bicycles are still relevant in to a modern bicycle. With custom fit, expert assembly, and up-to-date technology, steel is better than ever. Consider steel for your next cross bike.
The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. ~ William Saroyan Nobel prize winner