Bond.Bike, one of the world’s newest bicycle brands, is offering fully customizable frames at a price they claim is hard to beat. Differing from the gamut of most custom builders, Bond offers customers a unique choice – they can replicate any existing geometry you desire – or – build you the frame of your dreams from scratch.
Breaking from convention again, Bond only builds in aluminum, though they claim it is the highest quality available that is suitable for building superior bicycle frames. Each frame is also fully anodized. More info inside…
For Bond, function was the most important factor in designing their frames. What you get with every Bond is a frame created just for you, and one that happens to be light, stiff and comfortable. As all of Bond’s frames are unique, they do not list weights. However, a recently created 56cm frame tipped the scales at 1,070 grams.
Bond also offer full custom color options with one proviso – the top tube will always be black.
The three principle co-founders of Bond have more than 50 years of cycling experience between them, including bike racing, testing, coaching, engineering and quality control. During the three years it took for Bond to find its current form, the founders learned a lot along the way, but it was no easy feat – “the odd drop of blood, lots of sweat and even the odd tear, squeezed like juice from an oft-exhausted lemon in moments of frustration”. Remind me to never start my own bicycle brand.
In the end, Bond believe they have produced what is the finest aluminum frame available to date.
Bond.Bike draws upon the often lost “bike shop feel” for their ordering process. Nowhere on their website is a link to buy frames – rather, they ask you leave your name, email and phone number and they will call to discuss your needs and answer questions.
Bond want people riding their bikes to be completely satisfied with the entire process, from first contact to sitting in that saddle for the very first time, and they hope, many times after that.
The cost of each custom-built Bond frame with carbon fork is $2,250.00 and a lead time of eight to ten weeks.
Article by Gravel Cyclist. Jayson O’Mahoney is the Gravel Cyclist: A website about the Gravel Cycling Experience.