Why Bristol Bicycles?

Despite being hand-built in the UK, Bristol Bicycles are surprisingly affordable


Double-walled wheels, 36 stainless spokes

Long-lasting Shimano LX chain

Full Shimano gear and brake system

Puncture-resistant tyres

Ergo grips, seam-free saddle, cast seatclamp

Hand-finished wheels, hand-greased headset

Bristol Bicycles CITY


Ridgeback Velocity


KTM Life One 24


Giant Escape 2


Specialized Sirrus


Kona Dew City


Cannondale Quick 7


Pinnacle Neon 2


Trek FX 2


Prices and specifications correct June 2019

wheelsDouble-walled wheels, 36 stainless spokes

Double-walled wheel rims are stronger than cheaper single-walled versions.
Stainless steel spokes won’t ever rust.
36 spokes make a much stronger wheel than the alternative 32.

chainShimano LX Chain

In our testing we have found that Shimano HG71 (LX or 105) chains wear out half as fast as cheaper chains in the Shimano range, and even more slowly compared to cheaper chains from other manufacturers.

shimanoFull Shimano gear and brake system

Every single gear and brake component on Bristol Bicycles is genuine Shimano.
Many other manufacturers cut corners on hidden components like the bottom bracket or gear cables.

tyresPuncture-resistant Continental tyres

All Bristol Bicycles tyres have a 3mm anti-puncture layer built-in.

saddleErgo grips, seam-free saddle, cast saddle clamp

We take care of all the little details because they add up to make a big difference.
Ergonomic grips provide a nice comfy shape for the palm, and lock in place to prevent slipping on the handlebar.
Seam-free waterproof saddles won’t get your bum when, even when it’s been raining.
All Bristol Bicycles have a cast aluminium saddle clamp to ensure a rock-solid, worry-free ride. Some other bikes have pressed steel saddle clamps which frequently come loose or get damaged. The devil is in the details!

handbuiltHand-built wheels, hand-greased headset

Perhaps most importantly of all, Bristol Bicycles are hand-built by skilled mechanics in a way that simply cannot be done in a large factory.
For example, we add extra grease to the headset bearings to ensure long life, and anti-corrosion compound to the bottom bracket, cranks and pedals.
Both hand-built wheels on your Bristol Bicycle have stress-relieved spokes, safeguarding against breakages and wobbles.