Donard Handmade Bikes
Come and see us at Bespoked – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show (Stand number 20), 20-22 April 2018,

Handmade Steel Frames

Complete framesets including forks

Lugged or fillet brazed

Reynolds or Columbus Tubesets

ISO 4210 Safety Tested

Donard Road Bike
Why Steel?
Sometimes steel is the right material for a bike frame. Steel frames have a different ride quality - not better, or worse - just different. That ride quality comes down to how the material responds to vibrations from the road surface. Modern Steel tubing gives a lot of options for tuning the performance and changing the asthetics. Steel bikes can still be light, especially with modern components, or can be designed to keep that classic bike look and feel.

Donard Steel
Donard bikes can offer a steel frameset including forks when that is the best option for the type of riding you do.

We can design and build a more traditional style lugged frameset, or a modern fillet brazed frame depending on your preference, using Reynolds tubing

As with the carbon frames, steel frames are also painted in house, and they are built and finished to the same level of detail and quality

Road Race, Touring or Gravel/Cyclocross bikes
External cable routing or fully routed internal cabling
Flat mount discs or rim brakes
Multiple headtube standards for 1", 1 1/8 and tapered 1.5" steerers
Lugged or Fillet Brazed
Standard QR or thru axle dropouts


Reynolds 631 Frameset + Fork from £1,400

Reynolds 853 Frameset + Fork from £1,800

Complete Reynolds 631 Bikes with Shimano 105 groupset and handbuilt wheels from £1,990

Other specifications and complete bike options available on request

to order go to our ordering page or email

Donard Road Bike
Reynolds 853 tubeset and steel lugs