The heart of your bike is its frame, and if you’re looking to put together your own build, or just fancy a project to learn some new skills, we’ve found some cheap road and mountain bike frames for you to choose from.
These frames won’t break the bank and there’s something for everyone, with carbon, aluminium, steel and titanium frames to choose from, and big discounts across the board.
Felt ZA road frameset —
Save a whopping 78% on this road frameset from Felt. Chain Reaction Cycles
This is an absolute bargain — at full retail cost this road frameset from Felt would have set you back £1,799, but it can be yours for just £390.
RMS Fixed bike frameset — from £65.53
Build a simple fixie to commute on with these insanely cheap RMS frames Amazon
Starting at just £65, these fixie/single speed framesets from RMS are insanely cheap and would make the perfect project for building a low-cost commuter from spare parts.
Not sure about riding fixed? Here are five reasons why you should give it a go.
Merlin Ignite carbon disc road frameset
This delightfully simple and innofensively finished disc road frameset from Merlin is reduced from £1,500 to a, frankly ridiculous, £499.
There are only a handful of sizes available, so act quick!
Brand-X RD-01 road frameset
A road frame and carbon fork for under £200? Yes please! Chain Reaction Cycles
If you’re looking to build a winter trainer, why not go for this aluminium road frame and carbon fork from Brand-X? It can usually be found for under £200 anyway, but right now you can get it for just £150.
Onza Payoff MTB frame —
Build your own steel hardtail with this Onza Payoff frame. Amazon
More of a mountain biker? Building your own is super satisfying, so why not make a project out of this handsome steel Onza Payoff frame? It’s built around simple common standards and can be adapted to loads of different roles.
Genesis Tarn frameset — £600 £390
Build up a long distance off-road bruiser with the Genesis Tarn Genesis
If you’re after a versatile steel hardtail, you won’t go far wrong with the Genesis Tarn.
The bike features up-to-date modern geometry that should provide excellent handling. This is matched with enough space to fit plus-tyres, which provide the simplicity of a hardtail with the cushioning of high volume rubber.
It also comes with a rigid (carbon) fork if you want to go really old school. The perfect long-distance exploration machine for you to build up as your own, perhaps.
Argon 18 Krypton XRoad disc frameset — £1,499 £599
This frameset from Argon may make a great adventure wagon Merlin
With clearances for up to 32mm tyres and relaxed endurance-style geometry, this frameset from Argon 18 might be your perfect new adventure wagon. Better still, it has a whopping 60% off currently at Merlin.
Lynskey Bootleg titanium frame
Nab yourself a titanium frame for £720. Wiggle
Why not build up a dream titanium forever-bike around this handsome do-it-all MTB frame from Lynskey?
KTM Revelator Sky Disc frameset — £1,499.99 £699
This lovely frameset from KTM has a very life-friendly spec list Merlin
With a mechanic-friendly spec list — a 27.2mm seatpost, 12mm thru axles, normal head tube, etc — this frameset from KTM might make a great ‘build with your spare parts’ type bike.
Lugged Bicycle Frame Construction: third edition — £11.43
If you can’t find the perfect frame, just build your own. Amazon
Or, if you’re just too much of a perfectionist and struggling to find the perfect frame to build up, why not make your own?