English Cycles is a small, artisanal bicycle manufacturer based in Eugene, Oregon. Founded by Rob English in 2009, the company has gained a reputation for building high-performance bicycles that are both beautiful and functional.
Rob English’s background in aerospace engineering is evident in the design of his bicycles. He combines advanced materials and manufacturing techniques with traditional craftsmanship to create bikes that are both lightweight and incredibly strong. Each bike is custom built to the customer’s specifications, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal performance.
One of the hallmarks of English Cycles is the attention to detail that goes into every bike. Rob English takes a hands-on approach to every step of the process, from design to fabrication to assembly. He works closely with each customer to understand their unique needs and preferences, and then uses that information to create a bike that is tailored to them.
English Cycles offers a wide range of bikes, including road, gravel, and mountain bikes. One of their most popular models is the Racer, a lightweight road bike that is designed for speed and agility. The Racer features a custom carbon fiber frame that is both stiff and responsive, as well as top-of-the-line components from companies like Shimano and Enve.
English Cycles has gained a loyal following among serious cyclists who appreciate the company’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and performance. While their bikes may come with a higher price tag than some mass-produced models, customers know that they are getting a truly one-of-a-kind machine that is built to last a lifetime.
No wonder Rob English’s frames are highly regarded by the weight-weenie community: they blend slender good looks with steel — and are a great ride, too. Stefan’s a returning English customer and achieved his goal of a 5.44kg final build weight with this version.
Bikepacking is a gearhead’s heaven. Inbetween the views and the toil, there’s plenty of time to ponder your preparation and kit. For the engineering mind of Rob English, his first expedition was fertile soil, and this long-distance off-roader was the resulting fruit.