£349 for disc only frame incl 9mm bolt thru fork, chainstay protector and UK delivery..

Small and medium in stock in British Racing Green and medium in Matte Orange. More stock, in different colours, coming soon.

Frames available worldwide including North America.



Complete geared bikes from:
£999 including UK delivery.

Built to order.


Complete bikes: UK mainland delivery included, also available direct to selected European countries with additional delivery charged.

Build to order.


Finance available for UK orders.

The Roadrat fits into your life, for work and play. It was born of a desire for something swift and rugged to take on the rapidly crumbling tarmac of the urban landscape, but also up for disappearing for a few days with nothing but your sleeping bag and mat for company. The Roadrat will take you to work, to the shops, on holiday, to the hills, on adventures, or just to that quiet place where you get some headspace.

Bikes start from £899 for the stripped out Singlespeed, which is still equipped with our fabulous deep disc only wheels and Deore hydraulic disc brakes. If you're wanting gears, then you have two options: A traditional geared drivetrain Sora build (that's the British Racing Green bike in the Gallery below), or the Alfine8 hub geared bike (the Matte Orange bike in the gallery), both for £999. Brake feel and modulation are superb because we only spec hydraulic disc brakes. It's The Future. For just £349 you could buy a frameset and build your own dream machine.

Faster than a mountain bike on the road, way more fun and versatile than a traditional road bike, the Roadrat is your perfect 'other' bike. A Life Bike. It's fun, versatile, simple and tough as old boots.

New colour options coming soon.... Gloss Gunmetal (like the Escapade) and Gloss Hot Yellow... both with silver reflective decals.


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What's New?

New for 2014, the Roadrat3 has the larger diameter down tube from the Escapade to improve stiffness under load when you've got your bike singlespeed, or loaded up with luggage.

Also new are a lovely clean disc only layout, and a new RB3 9mm bolt thru axle fork with matching wheelset. This gives great stiffness to the fork, and the additional safety of the closed loop dropout allows us to move the disc mount back to the traditional rear fitment.

Frame & Fork Specifications

Complete Bike Specifications

Geared Disc (Sora 18spd) Bike Build Specification Price: £999, incl UK delivery.

Use the framebuilder to choose your size

Alfine 8 Disc Bike Build Specification Price: £999, incl UK delivery.

Use the framebuilder to choose your size

Singlespeed Disc Bike Build Specification Price: £899, incl UK delivery.

Use the framebuilder to choose your size

All our bikes are hand assembled to order here in Sheffield by Paul, Cy or Richard. If there's anything on the spec you're not sure about, or don't need, give us a ring to discuss. We'd much rather leave something off you don't need and charge you a bit less than waste a perfectly good part you'll not use when we can put it on someone elses bike. Better for you, better for us, less waste, so better for everyone.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Because of this, bikes show in videos and photos are likely to feature a different spec to that currently offered.

Geometry and Sizing Chart

The chart is a guide to frame size for the latest version of the ROADRAT: Ultra Compact Geometry - Roadmeans that the frames are low and long. You'll probably need a 350mm seatpost due to the compact sizing, and as a guide, the top tube lengths are identical to our MTB frames if you're coming over from our mountain bikes. You lot are just too different to say for sure, so drop us a line at and we'll be happy to discuss set up based on what you're riding at the moment.

dimensions in mm

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 48cm 51cm 54cm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 57.7cm 59cm 61cm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm
Head Angle 72 72 72
Seat Angle 73 73 73
BB Drop 60mm 60mm 60mm
Head Tube Length 145mm 155mm 165mm
Usual Height Range up to 175cm 173cm - 180cm 180cm - 191cm
Stem Length 90mm-120mm 90mm-120mm 90mm-120mm
Forks included with frame:
Fork Length 400mm 400mm 400mm
Fork Rake(centre-top) 45mm 45mm 45mm

dimensions in inches

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 18.9" 20.1" 21.3"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 22.7" 23.25" 24.0"
Chainstay Length 16.7" 16.7" 16.7"
Head Angle 72 72 72
Seat Angle 73 73 73
BB Drop 2.3" 2.3" 2.3"
Head Tube Length 5.7" 6.1" 6.5"
Usual Height Range up to 5'9" 5'8" - 5'11" 5'10" and over
Stem Length 3.5"-4.7" 3.5"-4.7" 3.5"-4.7"
Forks included with frame:
Fork Length 15.75" 15.75" 15.75"
Fork Rake(centre-top) 1.75" 1.75" 1.75"

Component Sizes

Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm (wise to get a decent length one)

Seatpost clamp: 29.8mm or 30.0mm (bolt up clamp is included)

Front Mech: 28.6mm (bottom pull)

Bottom Bracket width: 68mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Headset: 1⅛" only

Front hub: 9mm bolt thru or 9mm QR (note, fork has closed end)

Rear Hub: Normal 135 or 130 x 10 QR

Components we can sell you to help with your build

Complete Headsets Traditional
Cane Creek Headset£27.50
Hope Headset£75
External cup Bottom Brackets
Hope MTB Stainless Steel£75
Hope Road Stainless Steel£75

(headset and bottom bracket prices include fitting)