Steel is real. There are very few chromoly steel bikes available in India. Muirwoods is one of the cheapest with every mount for fenders, front and back racks, bottle cage, and an essential kickstand mount. 1X 10 gear is more than enough for climbing. Tyre clearance is good enough for more than 2". I use it for daily commuting but want to use it as a touring bike. Very much satisfied with the purchase.