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We’ve sold our frames all over the world and are able to send to just about anywhere. If you’re outside the EU, you’ll not be charged VAT (sales tax, 20%). We advise you to contact your customs and excise department to see what import charges you’re likely to incur. The duty tariff code for a bicycle frame is 8714.91.XX
Sirius and Scion geometry is based on an axle-to-crown length of 480mm. To calculate the geometry based on your own fork selection, there’s a really good tool at Bikegeo.
Both frames are basically the same but the Sirius has sliding dropouts (for gears, singlespeed or internal gear hubs) and the Scion has ‘standard’ vertical dropouts for gears and 16mm seat stays. The weight difference is approximately 350g/0.8 lbs
We offer Rohloff inserts for our Sirius frame so contact us for more details. Currently our frames do not offer dedicated cable routing for the Alfine or Rohloff (but we’re working on this for future models). The Scion can be adapted to work with an internal gear hub (using a chain tensioner) but sliding dropouts are best suited for this set-up.
Half the fun of buying a frame-only is deciding exactly which components you want to specify for your ‘semi-custom’ build. We’re more than willing to help you out and can source a number of components so if you should buy these from us as a ‘bundle’ you can score a great deal. Send us your parts wish-list and we’ll give you a quote.
Our custom finishing work in the UK is done by Argos in Bristol. We can offer a discount off their published prices but there’s others out there who also offer frame finishing/renovation services. Incidentally, we once had a frame painted at a tyre and exhaust centre that powdercoated car wheels so if you’re creative, there’s other options.
We’ve tested and dabbled with a few models (MTB and road) but generally we sell these in Asia only. Every so often we’ll have some come through the UK so ask if you’re interested.
Our frames are generally built in China or Taiwan by companies that have been the industry for years. We’ve also had frames built in the USA and Russia.
We’re always looking for ways to make our frames more widely available so if you’re a shop, distributor or importer, talk to us.