Bespoked, the UK’s handmade bicycle show, has become one of our favourite dates in the calendar and the sixth edition of the event took place last week in Bristol.
The show sees some of the top framebuilders from the UK and around the world assemble in south west England for a veritable feast of handmade bikes. It’s a chance to chance to check out some truly special machines and we were there to take a look for ourselves.
It’s hard to take a turn without something catching your eye at Bespoked but here are eight beautiful bikes which stood out from the crowd. And if you really want to gorge on all things Bespoked, check out the bumper photo gallery at the bottom of the page.
Bespoked saw the official launch of the Exemplar – a limited edition titanium frame from Enigma to celebrate the Sussex-based firm’s tenth anniversary.
Enigma say the Exemplar is made without regard for time and expense – that’s reflected in the £10,999 price tag. The frame is based on the range-topping Excel but is made from a new 6AL 4V tubeset with a 44mm downtube, said to further improve the performance while retaining the smooth ride quality associated with titanium.
Just 20 frames will be made, each bespoke to the rider, and with a suitably high-end build based around a Campagnolo Super Record groupset (with a custom finish to match the frame’s paintjob) and Enve/Chris King wheels.
Website: Enigma Bikes