In a world where new bike frames possess an unavoidable sameness and questionable ethical production, frame builders like Rogers Bespoke stand out. Not because they are simply different but because they make a connection with quality and meaningful design.
Based in Adelaide, JR is the sole frame builder of Rogers Bespoke. His work has received recognition from bike freaks globally. Locally, we can say we have a biased admiration for Rogers Bespoke (see our co-founders bike here).
Luckily for the beautiful-and-well-made-bike deprived citizen Rogers Bespoke has just released the first ever Signature Series – the Rōnin. We are infinitely curious about the process behind building a steel frame and teamed up with JR to get some answers.
WHERE DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE OF STEEL BIKE BUILDING GOING?
DO YOU SEE TRENDS IN YOUR CUSTOMERS REASONS FOR COMMISSIONING A CUSTOM STEEL FRAME?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FRAME YOU’VE BUILT SO FAR AND WHY?
WHY STEEL OVER TITANIUM?
WHAT INFLUENCES DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR FRAME BUILDING?
FAVOURITE HOPS BASED SPORTS DRINK AT THE MOMENT?