From Frome with love: BTR Fabrications' custom steel frames

UK framebuilder talks us through how it does its thing

BTR Fabrications is a small firm based in Frome, in England's South West, and is best known for its range of custom steel hardtails.

Last year, BTR teamed up with BikeRadar sibling, What Mountain Bike magazine and produced an ultra long and slack custom-build trail bike for the mag’s former editor – now one of BikeRadar's tech editors – Jon Woodhouse. You can read all about that, and ogle the curiously long creation, right here.

Now a few months into ownership of his bike, Jon decided to catch up with Tam from BTR. Watch as Tam touches on the history of BTR, the design and manufacturing involved in the firm’s workshop as well as the unique customer serviced offered by the Frome framebuilder.

The two also take the opportunity to have a razz on the latest hardtail from BTR, the Ranger, which you can read more about here.

Related: How long can you go? Jon Woodhouse's extreme geometry hardtail

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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