Sturdy cycles

We’ve done your searching for you and looked everywhere (the entire globe) for the best craftspeople to help us with our custom-built bikes. 

Sturdy is one of our amazing UK brands.

about Sturdy

Award winning, made to measure titanium frames. Built one at a time, to order. 

Sturdy Cycles is based in Frome, Somerset and is run by Tom Sturdy, a bespoke bicycle builder & frame-building teacher.

Sturdy uses 3D printing to create frames. With this cutting-edge technology, these guys can create more sophisticated designs. They produce structures that could not be manufactured in any other way. And that ultimately means that the rider gets a unique product. Sturdy’s products can be refined and made lighter than a conventional frame. The frames are built accurately and reliably.

One of the things we love about Sturdy frames is their well-known ‘raw’ finish. That said, you are still free to choose your style of finishing options, from paint to anodising, which they offer with the help of a select range of trusted partners.

sturdy models


A versatile road bike, the Fiadh (a name that means ‘wild’) is inspired by the joy of a great bike ride. This versatile machine is at home when doing a fast pace on the road, thanks to its lightness and responsiveness.

But it won’t be afraid of a little off-the-beaten-track action too, with generous tyre clearance – room for up to a 36mm tyre on a 700c rim. 

Sturdy has full freedom to fine-tune the geometry of all their bikes; this frame can be paired with a range of components when you get a custom build with The Bike Tailor.

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The brilliantly named ‘Cilla’ is an adventure focused model. It’s actually named after designer Tom’s late mother, who apparently had an unreasonable dislike of ‘out and back’ routes!

Designed to complement various tyre and wheel sizes, from 650*65b to 700*55c, this bike will happily and comfortably take you anywhere you would like to go.


Tara is another excellent bike with an excellent name. It is a hardtail mountain bike with custom geometry. 

It suits tyre sizes up to 29*2.6, using a boost drivetrain, or 650b+ tyres with more limited chainring size options.

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Bike tailor custom bike build terms & conditions

When you order a custom-built Sturdy bike from The Bike Tailor, we’ll ask you for a non-returnable deposit of up to 75%. The time needed to measure, fit, and build a custom bike is a minimum of 12 weeks. This is an estimate only and timings cannot be guaranteed. But don’t worry; we’ll keep you informed as we go along.Get in touch with us to find out more about your next custom bike build. Email or give us a call on 01273 569006.


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