A local customer who I built a big-tire road frame for in 2007 ordered this frame. It is essentially a Pegoretti style welded steel frame. The chainstays are Prestige samples, the seatstays are U.S. 4130 aircraft cro-mo.The only dorpouts that would accomodate these large tubes were these Paragon hooded style. The rest of the tubeset is Columbus Spirit oversize tubing. The frame weighs about 3 lbs. 14 oz. , not bad for such a beefer. This customer was toughtful to give it room for Continental 700x28 tires to calm down the ride a little. It will be interesting to see how it rides.