Sarto Frames | Premium UK Sarto Bikes Stockist
Sarto Antonio, finest handmade custom bicycles since 1950. Superior Italian craftsmanship: this is the defining element of the company founded by Antonio and his son Enrico, who are proud to represent, both at home and abroad, the pride and tenacity of a nation so rich in creativity and enthusiasm. Northern Ride is a proud authorised retailer of Sarto Antonio in the UK. The 100% Handmade in Italy trademark is the strength they both believe in and the means that has allowed them to establish their name and gain market share over the years. More than 2500 frames are produced each year thanks to a team of specialists, starting with the design of the frame, to the cutting and laminating of the tubes up to the painting and testing. Sarto Antonio are available to purchase in the UK as framesets from £4799 or complete builds. The frame can be built in a standard geometry size or can be tailor made to your specific needs. If you would like to discuss your custom build or book an appointment to for measuring please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01653 699070
Sarto Antonio | Custom Geometry
Just as a tailor would measure his client up for their clothes we will need to take some of your measurements to enable us to design your frame. When visiting us at Northern Ride we will take your measurements and discuss your current and future cycling aspirations. Sarto have over 50 years’ experience of building custom geometry frames. We also have experience in completing the process at a distance with our international customers, contact us for more details. Once we have your key measurements and some other simple data we will supply you with your own custom, scale frame design. Once this is approved the average time required to build your frame is 6 to 8 weeks. Painting your frame then takes from one to four weeks depending on the complexity of your design. Custom geometry is supplied at no additional cost. Please note Sarto are an artisan company and timescales can vary.
Geometry Design: Three design proposals are included in the RRP with any additional proposals/revisions charged at £50.
Reinforcements and modifications: Sarto optimise the structure of each custom frame as they deem necessary. Any additional modifications requested (e.g. additional stiffness, cosmetic change or attachment points for carriers) will be subject to additional charges from £180.
Sarto Antonio | Custom Colours
Sarto Collection: Standard graphic placement and masking as per the Sarto Bikes website, but the choice of any standard colours (RAL code required). Included in RRP.
Fully Custom Colour: A fully custom option designed either by the customer, or designed by Sarto with the customer's mood board. Upcharge starts at £220 for simple designs and up to £1200 for extremely complex designs. Most custom paint work is around £650. Please note, the more complex the design, the more weight is added with paint. In some cases as much as 250g for complex designs.
Graphic Design: Three design proposals are included in the RRP with any additional proposals/revisions charged at £120.
Sarto Antonio | Ordering Process
Deposit: all orders require a 50% deposit at the point of order to start the project. Once the deposit is received work on custom geometry and custom colours will commence.
Timescale: the standard timescale is 12-16 weeks depending on the time of year and capacity at Sarto. Spring/Summer is the most popular time for orders and this timescale can increase at this time of year. The timescale is also dependent on signing off custom geometry and custom colours. Please note Sarto are an artisan company and timescales can vary.
Sarto Antonio | Complete Bike Builds
We can custom build a Sarto to your specification. At Northern Ride you can either purchase a frameset or a complete bike, we will discuss the options and prices available to ensure you get the correct equipment for your Sarto frameset.
Ordering: We offer competitive pricing, complimentary bike fits and quality servicing. Contact us or visit the 'Order Process' page for more details.
Customisation: Contact us with your upgrade or component alterations, we will endeavour to create your desired specification at purchase whilst maintaining a competitive price.
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Personalization is Sarto's strength, which allows us to satisfy the customer’s every need: the choice of materials, the shape of the tubes, made-to-measure geometries, graphics and reinforcements in Kevlar or titanium/carbon. Every feature of a Sarto frame can be changed and selected by the customer. Each year we design and create new models, which are presented at the most important trade fair before making their way around the world. Perfection is a gift acquired through experience, every year we renew our selection of frames by researching and studying improvements to apply to new products. Sarto dedicate months of our time to research and experimentation, creating new products and testing them first on the computer and then letting our team test them on the road, to always ensure the highest performance and yield. Sarto believe in the services we offer, we believe in the product made entirely in Italy with our own hands. Thanks to this combination of factors, we are positioned in an exclusive market segment, allowing our flag to outshine over other nations, without fear of competition. Sarto products are available in made-to-measure sizes with custom tubes or materials best suited to meet the needs of athletes. All of these advantages make the frame unique in every sense.
Carbon, as we see it, is used in many industries mainly for applications subject to extreme conditions, from boats to aircraft, from buildings to sporting equipment, from the biomedical to the engineering fields. The company has been working with carbon for more than 15 years, from the time when frames were glued together at the joints. Starting in 2002, the company began producing laminated frames, a process that originated from the need to “customize” and make every piece unique. The company is equipped with 4 kilns, 1 clean room (a temperature-controlled aseptic area used for laminating), 2 pressurized cabins for filing and painting processes and a massive dust extraction system, all designed to ensure the safety and health of the specialized staff.