MANIFESTO

We’ve opened the door on a bold new era. Where excellence is a pursuit, not a destination.

 

We believe perfection is subjective and the rider’s voice is the one that counts. The ultimate ride comes from technology and craft.

 

We’re engineering a new art form, from cycling geometry to bio mechanics. A grand evolution of a proud tradition; there is no barrier between man and machine.

 

We are the defenders of the new standard. A house of refinement, powered by the rider.

We are Bastion.

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BASTION's process combines advanced custom engineering, technology, material and craft, to achieve the ultimate in uncompromising performance.

 

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Contact us today to organise a consultation and test ride.

info@veloatelier.co.uk

YOUR BIKE. YOUR WAY. OUR CRAFT.

 

We believe you are the best person to design your bespoke custom bike. Our mission is to empower you to direct the design of your bike – tuning it to your specific needs. All you need is the right information.

 

To guide you, in “Engineer Your Bike” you are able to compare each of these factors to the top products in the market, giving you a real world reference point.

 

With the following four simple factors you can adequately tune the performance of your bike:

1. Steering – How sensitive the steering is to rider inputs

2. Response – How sensitive the bike is to steering inputs

3. Torsional Stiffness – How stiff the bike is in cornering

4. Vertical Compliance – How compliant the bike is at the saddle

 

For more on detail on the exacting design components we can develop your bike with check out the BASTION design tool HERE

 

When you purchase a Bastion from Velo Atelier we put you through our full Clinical Bike Fit Protocol first to ensure your position is perfect for you. Then we work with you on the design of your frameset to ensure it will be exactly what you require. Finally we can set up our adjustable bike to your required dimensions to check fit prior to order.

 

We can then liaise with you on component choice and put together a parts package to perfectly compliment your new frameset. When your new BASTION arrives we provide a complete Pro-Build and set up your bike to your precise dimensions.

 

All of these services are complimentary as part of the purchase price of the bike.

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  • TECHNOLOGY

     

    3D PRINTING & FILAMENT WINDING

    PRECISION CUSTOMISATION.

    MADE BY MACHINE. CRAFTED BY HAND.

     

    Our lugs are formed out of aerospace grade Titanium alloy powder. A specialised laser then fuses the powder to your exact specifications in a hermetically sealed, inert gas environment. The result is mechanical properties that rival those of forged parts.

    Our tube sections are wound layer by layer in carbon fibre over a mandrel in a computer controlled process called filament winding. This enables precise fibre orientation, continuous fibre paths, and higher fibre to resin ratios, giving you ultimate control of the performance characteristics of your bike.

     

  • MATERIALS

     

    TITANIUM ALLOY & CARBON FIBRE

    THE RIDER’S HOLY GRAIL.

    COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE IN THE SAME FRAME.

     

    By combining Titanium and Carbon Fibre, Bastion bike frame technology gives you the best of both worlds, to create the best frame in the world. Our engineers have fine-tuned the ideal combination of Titanium and Carbon Fibre to yield a frame with the optimum balance of performance and mass.

     

    It’s the rider’s holy grail – a frame that blends the torsional stiffness and performance of a Carbon Fibre frame with the ride comfort of a Titanium frame.

     

    The frame’s tube sections, which are the areas of highest deflection, use Carbon Fibre because of its renowned damping properties. However, in areas such as the bottom bracket, carbon fibre creates an overly stiff joint that compromises ride comfort.

     

    Here we use Titanium. Only the finest grade Ti6Al4V Titanium Alloy is used and the latest 3D printing technology allows us to form it into previously impossible shapes to create Bastion’s breakthrough frame design. We utilise the lower stiffness of Titanium to better isolate the high frequency vibrations of rough roads, whilst maximising torsional stiffness through asymmetric structures, transforming both ride and performance.

  • PROCESSES

     

    YOUR BIKE. YOUR WAY. OUR CRAFT.

    Bastion’s bespoke design tool places our engineering know-how at your fingertips. It empowers you, the rider, to direct the design of your bespoke performance bicycle, allowing you to design, modify and then compare it against the world’s best.

     

    Next we validate your design, ask any questions and create a 3D model which is sent for your approval, together with a preliminary engineering report and the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) results.

    Finally, on your go ahead, we begin manufacture. From 3D laser fusing to final painting requires over 40 hours of precision work by man and machine.

     

    We will provide progress updates and aim to deliver your frame with the final engineering report within four weeks of your order. If you are unsure about setting up your initial design simply contact us.

     

  • TESTING

     

    THE MEASURE OF PERFECTION.

    We believe every rider should be certain their bike is safe and that every frame that leaves our workshop should last a lifetime. That’s why Bastion frames are certified to international standard ISO 4210.

     

    We are among the few custom builders in the world to do this, and we pride ourselves on our integrity. A Bastion bike is always delivered to the promised standard with the technical reports to prove it.

    Every frame is measured using methods standardised by Tour Magazine and supplied with a customised engineering report. This details your design and the results of our simulation and non-destructive testing to ensure your requested performance characteristics are met.

     

    A final post-measurement quality inspection ensures perfection.

 

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BASTION CYCLES

Unit 9, Hatton Technology Park, Warwickshire. CV35 8XB

sales@veloatelier.co.uk                  Tel: (+44) 01926 842469

 

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