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Trillion Cycles launches range of GB-made bikes

Leamington Spa brand releases its first range and promises to revitalise UK bike industry

New British brand Trillion Cycles has launched a range of bikes that are made in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The range was on display at the London Bike Show held at ExCeL last Thursday – Sunday.

We’ve reported on Trillion before. The brand, supported by Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House group, plans to increase the UK content of its bikes as the group’s manufacturing businesses expand the capability to produce the parts.

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The bikes on display in London, only completed the day before the show opened, were all steel framed although titanium and carbon-fibre bikes are planned. Here are three of them.

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The Delta (both of the above bikes are Deltas) is described as “a handbuilt, versatile 1x11 gravel bike constructed from high quality Reynolds 631 steel”. It is designed to take 40mm tyres and the frameset is £1,350. Complete builds cost from £2,500.

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The Zeta is a road frame made from Reynolds 631. It takes tyres up to 28mm. The frameset is £1,500 with complete builds from £2,800.

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The Node is an urban singlespeed made from Reynolds 525 steel. Framesets are £750 with complete builds available from £1,300.

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The Trillion Cycles website is up and running although it still lacks details on the individual models. The plan is for those to be added over the next couple of weeks.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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Nick T | 7 years ago

A bit of discolouration is avoidable but would be understandable on a cheapo frame; that headtube is all the wrong sort of look on a £750 piece of kit though

peted76 | 7 years ago

They are very local to me and I wish them well. I do hope to see some communication with the local cycling community from this new British firm. Bike making in the midlands has gone from being at the forefront of the world to being the arse end of it of late.. It's been far too long a declining industry in the midlands.. the skills are here. 

But I am a bit confused with where they are going with the models... they seem to have a bike for everyone but at bespoke pricing. 

FYI there doesn't look much wrong with those welds to me, they look pretty smooth and the discolouration is what happens to steel and one reason we use paint..

Nick T | 7 years ago

Hi Trillion staff member, how r u today

Givealot | 7 years ago
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I went to there stand on Friday
And there Titanium frame looked great! £1850
With Columbus forks spoke with one of there
Guys Tom they were all prototypes and we spoke for about 10mins there only just testing the water as I to was a little confused with
Welding and prices,however Tom explained there story by the time I left it was quite evident that this quick write up is missing
Loads of info. They have custom tubes
Paragon dropout loads of stuff going on
And the welding as I was told is the very first
Frame's no sanding covering up as they
Are working on a top hand finished frame

I think we should give these guys a chance!

Nick T | 7 years ago

All those welds look totally burnt. Did they strip the paint off of a Sports Direct single speed and put their own stickers on or something 

edster99 | 7 years ago
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Yeah that's pretty skanky looking welding for a £750 frame made from 525.  Not exactly top end in either respect.  From £1300 for a single speed - without most of the price of a groupset (shifters, mechs, etc)  seems like a big ask.  I'd be expecting better quality than I can see there. 

HowardR | 7 years ago

How much!!! - An off the peg 631 frame from Bob Jackson comees in at about 1/2 the price  (£665 for a 631 Audax Club)

allanj | 7 years ago

Hard to see that this brand is aiming for- Shand ( ) prices but without any of the cachet that I can see.  


I won't pretend to be an expert, but the finish on the welding on the Node looks pretty grim.  Surely you'd take the best you had to a show like this?

Rich_cb | 7 years ago

The prices seem a bit excessive for a new brand but if they can mass produce frames at this price point in the UK then there is no reason that established brands couldn't move some of their production back to the UK.

flathunt | 7 years ago

Admittedly I don't know a great deal about this company but the haste with which they've bashed out some product and slapped a big price sticker on it is a bit unseemly, almost like they've just worked out people will spend big money on these things, so let's make these things. Bikes? Sure, OK.

Yorkshire wallet | 7 years ago

These seem very niche, but they're ever going to be the next Raleigh when you're talking £1300 for a frameset. Then again nobody will ever be the next Raleigh in the UK now, things have shifted too far to go back to cheapish products actually made in the UK.

The name is also a bit naff, it doesn't put over the air of boutique you should have for steel frames, it just sounds like something that came up when some 9 year olds got brainstormed.

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