Your perfect bike

Hand crafted by Matthew Sowter

Saffron Frameworks creates custom bicycles that are as beautiful as they are functional. Each Saffron frame is unique and every one is hand-crafted especially for you. By first understanding what you want from your bicycle, together we design a frame matching your geometry and cycling goals. Then, after some measuring, cutting, brazing, aligning, polishing and painting I turn that design into your perfect travelling partner on two wheels. We build just a few frames each year, and we treat each one with the same love and care.


Hand crafted by Matthew Sowter

In 2009, I followed my dream of becoming a frame builder. I’d reached a turning point in my life where I was unsatisfied with my daily routine and so I decided to bring my love of bicycles to the forefront and get my hands dirty by creating a tangible object. One which gives me much happiness.

The Saffron story

Saffron Instagrams

 @columbus_official XCR rear end. Thru axel, flat mount discs, Di2 and complete internal routing for the rear brake.  @martbaischful very tricked out frame. @columbus_official mix of Gilco and XCR tubing  Another shot of @jamie753green @columbus_official XCR brushed “Kaalgat” frame. Should be landing in Melbourne very soon.
 Neil’s clean seat cluster  @envecomposites Garmin mount, mounted to a skinny steel stem. A @campagnolosrl junction port will be threaded into the base of the stem. A shout out to @raceware_components for designing and printing the bracket, this is going to be sooooo clean. @martbaischful  A very long skinny head tube in the nude as how it will be left
 Flowing bi-lam, who would have thought a skinny head tube could look so sexy 🤔  A nice and tidy rear-end  @jamie753green completely nude silver filleted XCR frame.
 A little bit of rearend action  And the other side of the seat cluster  Max’s bike. We used a selection of @columbus_official tubes with a Futura caliper fork which gives him ample clearance for a 28mm tyre. @campagnolosrl Chorus groupset and Zonda wheels. Just to finish her off nicely with a @chriskingbuzz headset. Link in bio to read more about her ☝️

Saffron Videos

Get in touch

How to find the workshop



+44 (0) 208 3167432




in person/by mail

Saffron Frameworks
Thames Side Studios
Harrington Way (off Warspite Road)
SE18 5NR