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18 Bikes Custom Steel Hardtails

Bikes are in our blood! The Cheverton side of the family dealing with bikes since the time of Queen Victoria - so it was only a matter of time before we got hooked and took it to the next level. Custom framebuilding is something we've been planning for a long time and now we are finally up and rolling! This page is an overview, check the links around the page for further details!

We offer custom built mountain bike frames, made right here in the Peak District. We view custom building as much more than just sizing - it’s also about riding geometry, dropouts, gearing choices, cable routings, stay designs, colours, graphics - all the little extra details! Maybe you have a frame that’s not quite right with just a few bits you’d change given the choice. Or perhaps you’re after something really special and out of the ordinary - then we can certainly help.

Here’s a little overview of what we offer, click on each heading for further details!

TIG welded Reynolds 853 double butted maintubes (seat, top and down tube) - extra detailing means NO HEADTUBE gussets are required!

Tubesets tested to EN standards, we test to the same rigorous standards as the big boys

Our own custom machined headtube options including, tapered and low stack options

Seat and chainstay design choices, with options on tubes, bridges and clearances

Frame components from Paragon, 2 Souls and others

Geometry and sizing options, all custom

Specific needs for certain components like Rohloff, Alfine, height adjustable seat posts, racks, mudguards or anything else you can think of!

Powdercoat finish that's tough but still looks good!

Custom decals, cut or printed in house

Stainless steel headbadge with several finishing options including fully polished

and our outstanding 18 year warranty

Pricing wise, starting at £1000 for a framebuild, painted, finished, ready to build. Speaking of, we can obviously help out with a complete bike build based on our frames - now that’s custom!

At the moment we aren't offering anything in set sizes ready to go, but if it's something that interests you, let us know! The same applies for road, touring, fixie or anything else you can think of!

If you're interested in the process of building a frame and the tools we use to do it click here