Bespoked 2022 delivered some fantastic handmade bicycles, most of which we’d never want to actually ride for worry of chipping their beautiful paint work. Here we take a look at some of the best hardtail mountain bikes that were on display; from price-upon asking titanium gearbox bikes, to alchemy-inspired hardcore steel frames, and a 36er for folk over 2 meters tall, Bespoked had something for everyone. Feast your eyes (and say goodbye to your bank balance). Salitter Saturnum
Sarah hand-built the Saturnum by hand in Newbury, Berkshire – she learned the art of frame building at The Bicycle Academy
Sarah Salitter, recipient of the SRAM Inclusivity Scholarship Award, made her debut at Bespoked this weekend with the Saturnum hardtail mountain bike, finished with one of my favorite paint jobs of the show. The design is inspired by Lucienne Day, a British textile designer known for the textile “Calyx” artwork seen all over this frame.
The Salitter logo is an alchemical combination of symbols; air, earth, fire and water. And it makes an “S” shape – S for Salitter.
As a beneficiary of the award, Sarah has been able to complete the frame with a SRAM AXS Group Set as well as a RockShox Reverb AXS dropper seat post. There aren’t many cables to see here, nor would there be even if one decided to run a regular mechanical group set; the frame offers internal routing for cables and the brake hose through the front triangle, fully guided with the use of […]