Frames & Forks
At Bikester, we're experts when it comes to cycling equipment. We know just how important it is that your bicycle has the correct parts. Especially when it comes to the frame and fork: the heart and soul of the bike.
Whether you need to replace your fork, or you need a frame to build your own custom bike, discover an excellent range of frames and forks right here. You'll also find that we have a broad selection of rear shocks and a complete range of frame and fork accessories.
Frame buying guide
There's no bike without a frame, which is why it's essential to find the right one. We stock a wide choice of frames for those that want to build their bike from scratch. This range includes road frames, city bike frames, MTB frames and even BMX frames.
With so much choice, we're sure that you'll find exactly what you need at Bikester. Moreover, you'll find frames from the top names in cycling, such as Cinelli, Marin, Santa Cruz, Niner and Wilier.
Bicycle frame materials
We stock bike frames in a range of materials:
- Aluminium: a durable and inexpensive option.
- Carbon fibre: for a lightweight feel.
- Titanium: offers outstanding performance, with a good strength-to-weight ratio.
Top quality forks
Another essential and integral feature of a bike is the fork. This critical piece connects the front wheel with the handlebars. If you are looking to elevate your bike's performance to the next level, this component needs to be high quality. Whether you're building your own bike or looking to replace your existing parts, you've come to the right place. We stock only the best quality forks, including both rigid and suspension options.
These forks do not move once they're fitted into place. Because there are no moving parts, these are a lightweight choice that don't weigh down the bike. Unlike suspension options, they are also maintenance-free. Our rigid options are perfect for flat, urban areas or for road racing. Rigid-type forks are standard on both racer and BMX bikes.
With telescopic tubes on either side, the inner tube of a suspension fork compresses into the larger one upon impact. This movement means that a suspension fork is better for absorbing shocks, particularly on bumpy trails. This also creates a smoother and more pleasant ride overall, whether on or off the trail. Despite the all-around comfort, suspension forks are mostly ideal for mountain bikers.
Key fork features
- Brake attachment system: V brakes, disc brakes or calliper brakes.
- Fork leg length: determines the size of the wheels.
- Mounting: threaded or threadless.
- Material: steel, titanium, aluminium, or carbon fibre.
- Rake / offset number: this affects the bike's handling.
Key fork brands
Our rigid fork range includes brands such as XLC and Point. Our range of MTB suspension forks features names such as RockShox, Fox Racing Shox and Marzoochi. If you need assistance in choosing a fork, or advice on fitting one, please contact us for expert advice.
Whether you're building your own bike or simply looking to replace the rear shocks on your existing bike, you'll find an excellent selection at Bikester. Our range features both air and coil shock options.
Key features of coil-powered shocks:
- Affordable shocks option.
- Absorb impact.
- More sensitive, so more traction.
Key features of air-powered shocks:
- Can be adjusted easily.
Fork and frame accessories
In addition to actual frames and forks, you can browse our extensive range of frame and fork accessories. This includes essential tools and fittings for either building your own bike, or for general bike maintenance. Tools include ratchet sets and Allen key sets, whilst fittings include bolts, nuts, bushings and screw sets. Indeed, you'll find accessories for optimal maintenance such as protection wraps and items designed to improve your bike's aesthetic, such as decal kits and reflective strips. Specific parts accessories include hangar sets, tuning kits, bearing sets and screw sets.
A vast choice of accessories
As you can see, the Bikester frames & forks selection has been hand-picked to suit every cyclist. Browse our stock to find some of the highest quality frames around, as well as a huge choice of spare parts, shocks and forks. Our frames and forks product pages are home to the biggest and best names in the bike industry. You can also peruse our wide selection of accessories; perfect for those who are looking to build, or simply maintain, their own bike.