“For the frames we make, near enough isn’t good enough. It has to be just so. That takes time but it’s very important – and it’s one of the things that makes an Enigma frame different.”
Jim Walker is the founder of Enigma Bicycle Works – one of the UK’s foremost handbuilt bicycle manufacturers and a company which this year celebrated its tenth year anniversary. Walker, a veteran of the cycling trade, founded Enigma in 2006 from a converted cowshed but the family firm now operates from 8,000 square feet of workshop space in Hailsham, East Sussex.
In many ways, however, nothing has changed and the Engima ethos remains the same: to build beautiful frames by hand in titanium and steel; bikes with a ride quality matching their looks.