FRAME INFO & BUILD LEAD TIMES
The lead time depends on the material the frame is made from. All our frames are painted and finished at Stanton HQ, and the wait time will vary depending on how many frames we currently have in production.
Our range of 4130 frames are currently in stock and can be delivered within 2-3 weeks.
We have our whole range of titanium frames in stock and they can be delivered within 1-2 weeks. This includes our award winning hardtails, as well as our just released Switch9er FS Ti, and our brand new gravel bike Switchpath!
For 4130 and titanium frames, the wait time can be longer depending on if a custom colour finish has been chosen or the type of decals we have to apply to your frame.
UK MADE FRAMES
Our UK made frames are made to order, so you’re looking at around 6-8 weeks for frames to be made, rust proofed and painted before shipping. We do everything by hand so there’s a lot that goes into the process of making our frames. Our quality standards are incredibly high as well, so we don’t let frames out the door unless they’re absolutely perfect.
To produce our frames, our welder puts them together on site, and he does batches of the same model to reduce the amount of time involved when resetting the frame jig for assembling the tube sets. Alongside welding, he also cuts all the tubing for each frame. After that they are placed in the frame jig and welded. Depending on the number of frames he has to make for orders this can be quite a long process.
Following on from this, frames are then checked over for any inconsistencies or issues, and then prepped and cleaned to be sent for rust proofing. The rust proofing company can take up to two weeks to return frames that have been sent to them.
When we get frames back, we then check for any issues in the rust proofing process. The frames are dipped in a solution by them, and this can occasionally mean that liquid is trapped inside the frame, causing run off streaks. The frames then have to be cleaned up thoroughly before being passed to the paint shop, as any problems at this point can cause contaminations to happen, which could result in the frame failing in the paint shop. For example something like a pitting effect on the paint can happen at this point if we don’t treat the frames carefully!
We’re slowly seeing components being more readily available following the shortages of the last two years, and so the lead time on a complete bike is thankfully getting smaller.
If you have a look at our frame pages you’ll see some complete bikes already available on there, however if there’s a custom build you were interested in that’s not listed, get in touch using email@example.com and let’s chat about what we can build for you!
The only real difference between the UK and Taiwan models is that the Taiwan frames are made with 4130 steel rather than 853/631 steel. Additionally there’s approximately 0.2mm more steel on 20% of the tubing on the Taiwan models, but this doesn’t really affect the weight with the Taiwanese coming in just 120g heavier.
Ultimately it is down to the preference for UK made, and the tradition of the Reynolds tubing. The frame-sets look almost identical, have the same geometry and tubing specification and the welds are of a very high standard throughout. You would struggle to tell the difference if you were to ride them both so the decision is more about the origins of the frame and maybe the elite paint offered with the UK frames will be a factor.
COMPONENT & SIZING INFORMATION
Stanton frames require a ZS44/28.6 Upper EC44/40 Lower headset. You can get one of ours here
You’ll need a 68mm-73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
We use 34.9 seat post clamps and the seatpost diameters are
STEEL – 30.9mm
TITANIUM – 31.6mm
The below refers to both steel and titanium models
SWITCH9ER – 2.4x 29 (Can fit a 2.5 of certain brands e.g. will fit Maxxis, but won’t fit WTB tyres) or 2.8×27.5
SHERPA – 2.6×29 or 2.8×27.5
SLACKLINE – 2.6×27.5
SWITCHBACK – 2.5×27.5
SWITCHBACK FS 140/160 – 2.4×27.5
Switch9er FS – 2.4×29
In the box you’ll get the following:
– Seat clamp
– Boost axle
– Boost dropouts
– Bottle boss bolts
– Cable clips
We do! Pick from the K7 RAL colour chart and we will try and find the same/closest matching powder paint. Most RAL options are priced as an elite paint finish
Sure! Just make sure to ask for it in your order notes as gloss is the standard option.
No, we don’t offer raw anymore as we cannot guarantee the structural integrity of the frame. It is also a more labour intensive painting process than the standard procedure.
A heritage wrap is a decal upgrade option (not frame protection!) and is wet painted onto the frame. You can have it painted in pretty much any colour you want.
Yes, but there is an upgrade cost depending on the size and application style (vinyl/wet painted). Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do
Absolutely, this is an extra £20 inc VAT. Contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get this sorted for you
It is considered against the law to paint Ti, but we’re sure if you drop us an email and ask nicely we can sort something out!
At the moment our range includes
– Dark Yellow
– Bright Green
– Dark Grey
We may also be able to get other vinyl colours from our supplier not currently shown on this list. As of now we only offer white vinyl decals on Misty Blue & Electric Blue. If you would like another colour not on available or on this list, we would have to wet paint them on at a cost of £100 inc VAT
Yes, if you send us a photo or any relevant paint info, we will try to source an exact match or find something similar. However, this will add additional to the lead time as we might not have the paint in house.
You can get the following finishes
A shot blasted finish which comes as standard on all our Ti frames unless specified otherwise
A process to reduce the roughness and increase the brightness of the metal surface. To put it simply, you get nice shiny decals
An electrolytic finishing process that manipulates the oxide layer on the surface of titanium via electric current. Orange and red aren’t easy to achieve this way, but we can manage a pale orange/rose gold at 58v and a dusky pink at 60v
A ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.