For most people commissioning a custom bike is quite a big step. Each Saffron frame is unique, but they have one thing in common… they all start from the same place: understanding what you want from your bicycle. Below is some general information for new customers and some things to think about that will help us collaborate in building the perfect bike for you. As we get further along in the process the questions will be tailored around your personal requirements, but this is a good place to start if you’re thinking about commissioning a Saffron Frameworks bicycle. It’s essential that your frame fits you as perfectly as it meets your cycling goals. The bike needs to work for you, both functionally and aesthetically. For that, we need to establish the purpose of the bike, produce a design that fits you, and one that uses appropriate materials and components. Last, but by no means least, we’ll look at the finish – paint, polished stainless steel, or a combination of the two. At the end of the process you will be the owner of a bike that you want to ride as much as you can, and you’ll feel proud to own.
Most of our customers spend between £7000 and £16,000 for a complete bicycle.
Primarily we sell complete bikes but may offer Framesets on occasion. ‘Framesets’ are available as a frame, fork, headset and stem package plus any extras.
Payments are split into 2 or 3 parts through the build process.
We have a current lead time of 12 months from the point the deposit is paid. (This is based upon the availability of components)
The process for commissioning a custom bicycle is made up of a few stages:
We prefer to deliver complete bicycles. source your components and deliver you a full bike, because then we can ensure that they are well fitted and have the proper clearances.
Next steps: If you feel that a Saffron Frameworks bicycle sounds right for you, drop us a line and we will arrange a date and time for you to come to the workshop to discuss working together on your custom build.