Brit cycling brands

by Cycle_Jim   July 3, 2013  

Hi,

So I'm in the market for some new cycling kit and a new bike (short sleeve jersey, bibs, hat, track bike from scratch, sourcing parts from brit companies - thinking dolan frame so far) and I (mostly for vacuous reasons) would like to buy British brands stuff, I'm well aware that despite being british they are often manufactured abroad so over to you road.cc forum members

I'm aware of a few - rapha, condor, dolan, shuttvr, velobici etc but would like to know a few more...
I'm dying to get my grubby mits on ragpicker's kit but it seems to be taking them a while to release...

Anyway, suggestions welcome

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Maybe slightly obvious suggestion, but Vulpine clothing is really good.

For something slightly different in bike terms, look at Field Cycles in Sheffield - they make some gorgeous bikes.

posted by jug_23 [22 posts]
3rd July 2013 - 20:22

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DHB ? On wiggle ?

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3rd July 2013 - 20:36

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3rd July 2013 - 20:59

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posted by netclectic [116 posts]
3rd July 2013 - 21:09

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Dhb, there okay but you look a bit new to the game - great quality stuff though!
Love vulpine (have my fingers crossed for the schwag)
Thanks for the tips netclectic

Currently drooling at field cycles...

posted by Cycle_Jim [281 posts]
3rd July 2013 - 21:15

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Have a look at the 7vrn track frame. I own an in branded version and its one of the stiffest frames I've ever ridden !

posted by gazer117 [25 posts]
3rd July 2013 - 23:20

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Vo2 track frame I borrowed was pretty sweet.

Otherwise your quintessential british track frame has got to be the PX.

I know, I know...

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
4th July 2013 - 0:02

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I'm a big fan of Morvelo and they do some really interesting kits. Also Milltag and often do limited run collaborations.

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posted by OsPeregringo [35 posts]
4th July 2013 - 7:06

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Planet X in Sheffield, Ribble in Preston, Flandria in Kirkham (I think).

posted by amawby [54 posts]
4th July 2013 - 9:07

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Oh, Forme, somewhere in Derbyshire.

posted by amawby [54 posts]
4th July 2013 - 9:07

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AFAIK Rapha is made in Italy (or at least some of it) by one of the large cycling clothing manufacturers. Up to you if you want to spend that much...

www.prendas.co.uk are essentially a reseller of SMS Santini kit (made in Italy, not the UK, but it's very nice)

posted by Hector Ch [52 posts]
4th July 2013 - 10:28

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Pashley and Brompton. Shutt VR and Lusso clothing, Carradice bags and Brooks saddles. Still some framebuilders - look at all these Bespoked Bristol articles here on road.cc.

I like Howies. Although they manufacture stuff abroad they try hard to source ethically and reduce the environmental impact of their business. They hand print their organic t-shirts in Cardigan.

There are lots of British bike brands - Genesis is one I like, Islabikes another. Boardman? Has the combined brains of CB + top engineer Dimitris Katsanis, among others.

The rash of startup (mostly carbon-framed) bike brands are of no interest to me. There seems to be a new one every week, they all appear to be flogging the same kind of thing. Zzzzz....

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posted by Simon E [1887 posts]
4th July 2013 - 12:11

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Singular Cycles

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
4th July 2013 - 12:42

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hope or goldtec for hubs....running hope hoops on my equilibrium and very happy...

and hope do make some nice tarty matching bits like BB, headset and seatclamp....

posted by gw [44 posts]
4th July 2013 - 12:55

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if we're talking hubs and bb's then Royce needs a mention.

just out of interest what are you vacuous reasons for wanting a brit brand? (I like to buy stuff made in UK but don't really have any affection for a brand that just happens to be based here).

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
4th July 2013 - 22:11

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Hope yes.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
4th July 2013 - 22:29

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No idea where their stuff is made but Torm are UK based
http://www.torm.cc/about-us.html

posted by Some Fella [707 posts]
4th July 2013 - 22:47

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I like shuttvr clothing - good looking and very comfortable. A bit on the expensive side but they often have good offers on.

posted by paulfg42 [368 posts]
4th July 2013 - 22:56

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