Bespoked is to take place from 3rd to 5th May 2019, with over 100 of the “world’s greatest framebuilders” coming to Bristol.
Exhibitors will include Saffron Frameworks, Australian innovator Prova Cycles plus British favourites Toad Cycles, Ted James, Quirk Cycles, Beaumont, Condor, Enigma, and Moss Bikes. Maruya is exhibiting for the first time and Cicli Barco add to a growing Italian line up whilst new UK exhibitors include Arbr and Smithy Frameworks. Clandestine and Starling Cycles are local exhibitors from Bristol and Bike Science will offer precision bike-fitting.
Covering other aspects of the bicycle are handmade saddles from Grafton Saddler, custom rucksacks and bags from Colorado-based Alpine Luddites, quick lock rack systems and saddle bags from Frost and Sekers, and Scottish accessories from Meander Apparel and Findra. Rapha will be holding a pop-up store on the Saturday and Sunday showing a selection of its latest products, including its custom kits.
There will also be a line-up of talks and films scheduled from framebuilders, industry leaders and authors. The 2019 line-up includes Chris King and representatives from the Isla Bikes Imagine Bike Project, Shift Cycling and the Bristol Bike project. Former round the world record holder Vin Cox will be chairing a discussion on “all things fast and far” with Rob Quirk of Quirk Cycles, Katherine Moore from GCN, Restrap luggage founder Nathan Hughes and Paul Errington, the man behind Grinduro.
Jet McDonald will be launching his new book ‘Mind is the Ride’ and will be answering questions from Bespoked founder Phil Taylor. Push Industries founder Darren Murphy will be talking total custom suspension. There will also be the opportunity for visitors to put questions to the panel of Titanium frame builders, join in with the framebuilders Q&A, and learn how to make a bicycle frame. Cycle café Look Mum No Hands will be on hand to serve up coffee, ale and bites to eat.
Show dates and times:
Friday 3rd May: 1pm – 7pm
Saturday 4th May: 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday 5th May: 10am – 4.00pm