|The Mk I Spitfire. Think of it as the year-round race frame with the entry level price. But not the entry level features.
The frame that made our name for craftsmanship & unbelievable value in titanium
The Spitfire Mk I is where it all started for Spin. After a lifetime of buying and riding other peoples' bikes and being, well, never truly satisfied, this was the frame that defined how we do things. Our early customers couldn't believe their luck when they tried a Mk I out and realised that a beautifully crafted, sublime-riding titanium bike was finally within their grasp.
Size-specific Grand Tour race geometry, the exact same as found on the Mk III Supermarine, and a custom cold worked, aero profiled tubeset mean this Spitfire lands ready to race, as equally at home on a mid-week crit, club 10, a daily commute or long hours in the saddle at the weekend.
At Spin we cut no corners
Just because the Mk I is our cheapest titanium frame, it doesn't mean that we cut corners in the materials we chose or the craft we employed. Nor in the attention to detail we're rapidly becoming known for. With a Mk I you get the same level of build and finish as on all our Ti frames.
You'll find the same expensively machined-in head badge in the same extensively machined, oversized and over engineered head tube for example. The same breathtakingly neat, perfect aerospace welds. And the same CNC machined 6Al4V Ti chain pip.
Small details that add up to make a big difference over a lifetime of ownership. Details like the tiny badge machined into the brake bridge, and thoughtfully integrated but stealthily hidden mudguard mounts for year-round, all-weather riding.
Usually, entry-level titanium frames are restricted to a budget tubeset made up of simple, small diameter plain gauge round tubing. This helps to keep costs as low as possible, but also compomises ride and performance. The Mk I Spitfire by contrast features a sophisticated, optimised tubeset made up of round and profiled, single and double butted tubes. You'll be flying on both a double-butted seat tube and an oversized, teardrop profiled aero down tube.
A Ti frame is a great place to start but at Spin, Ti doesn't stop there
Unlike other purveyors of quality titanium frames, we do things just that bit more properly at Spin. And that means you can buy yourself the Mk I Spitfire titanium race frame on its own, or combine it with our fully tuned custom titanium and carbonic super kit for the ride of your life.
| The Mk I Spitfire Ti frame is available for £990, or from £1090 as part of our great value frameset bundles
Why not Spin Your Ride with custom Titanium & Carbonic Super Kit? You won't find it on lesser machines, and it's probably not on your club mate's bike either.
We're big fans of Ti frames but most usually you'll spot them out on the road being ridden with a carbon fork & seat post. Carbon can work wonders. In the right places. But all too often we think it's used in the wrong ways and for the wrong parts. The real reasons aren't hard to find. It's much cheaper and quicker to make components out of carbon. Crafting seat posts & stems from titanium isn't.
How can anything beat a great Ti frame?
We've been lucky enough to ride Ti frames extensively over the last 20 years, always mated to the latest carbon & super-stiff alloy suporting kit. But after years of doing so, we discovered something remarkable. Because we found that you only achieve true cycling Nirvana when you match a great Ti frame to a Ti seat post. Not carbon. This combo, when tuned to perfection, produces a sublime rear-end ride. It's a real eye-opener if you've been convinced, like we were, by the marketing hype of carbon "absorbing" road shock.
The magic sweet-spot combination
Next step is to remove the harshness of alloy stems & bars and swap for a tuned custom cockpit. We designed the world's most beautiful stem in Ti, and match this with a thoughtfully engineered super stiff bar in carbon. The Ti stem counter balances the carbonic bar. You get the good without the bad. It's another magic combination, and you'll only find it with Spin.
The perfect front end
Add the wonder properties of our super tough yet super light carbon fork and you have the recipe for the perfect front-end. Precise, confidence inspiring handling that doesn't beat you up on the rough stuff and looks after you on all-day rides. And we didn't even mention our beautiful, mirror-polished, all-titanium headset. Also available in custom Purple Haze.
We call it the Spin Difference. And it makes all the difference
So, that's what awaits you when you become a Spitfire pilot. A great Ti frame. Plus top end fully tuned custom titanium and carbonical super kit. Buy it all in one go with our great value frameset bundle offers to save money. Or start with the frame and hone it over time with extra Spin Ti as your budget allows, as many of our customers do.
| Tube Set Specifications For The Spitfire Mk I
||Custom drawn individually cold worked, shaped, swaged, butted and tapered tubes from 100% aerospace grade titanium alloys
3Al 2.5V Ti aerospace grade titanium alloy
Drop outs & brake bridge
Machined 6Al 4V Ti aerospace grade titanium alloy
Cable stops, bosses, bolts & pip
6Al 4V Ti aero titanium alloy
||The Spin Ahead Tube
Custom drawn, oversized, internally & externally CNC machined and double butted
1-1/8" for external threadless headsets
CNC machined minimalist head badge
||The Spin Teardrop Explodes
Custom drawn, oversized profiled thin-wall tube
Genuine teardrop aero profile
Welded dérailleur stops & water bottle bosses
||The Spin Around Tube
Double butted 31.8mm dia.
no alloy internal collar
||68mm English / ISO / BSA thread
Ready-faced & chased
||31.8mm clamp required
||Spindustrial hand brushed finish;
Limited Edition in Triple-S Spin Super Stealth Battleship Grey Matt: whilst stocks last
||M5 threaded mounts integrated into rear dropputs
||Dual welded bottle mounts with
6Al 4V Ti bottle boss bolts
Machined light alloy Spin QuickLight seat clamp
Custom engraved brake bridge
|Spin The News: What Very Important People Are Saying About Our Exceedingly Titanium Bicycles
Our Customers Say This
This is just a quick note to say I Love My Bike. I was having a crap day at the office today, but the chance to go out and splash through some puddles on the Spit at lunchtime cheered me up no end.
N Ronketti, Spitfire Pilot, England
Rode it like a new toy...very responsive, suprisingly stiffer rear and down tube compared to my Litespeed Vortex 6/4. And the neatest welds I have ever seen on a Ti frame. Spin has set a new standard. The bike is just perfect.
R Bahari, Spitfire Pilot, Malaysia
Wow. Very, very impressive.
A Hartog, Spitfire Pilot, England
I really love my Spitfire!
M de Lange, Spitfire Pilot, Netherlands
Bike is SUPERB !!!!!... smooth and Spinalicious, handling is spot on
M Hill, Spitfire Pilot, England
L Laisne, France
First class service
D Ramsay, England
The spitfire is my first experience of titanium as I was a true carbon fibre follower (Look 595 and Cervelo Soloist) so this bike had a lot to live up to. It has not disappointed! the ride is as stiff as carbon, responsive without flex but the true joy is that it is absorbing the roads that we have in good old blighty.
S Ashall, Spitfire Pilot, England
I had a long and pleasant ride today on the spit, and feel now confident enough to come to a verdict on the spitfire's qualities. The spit is a winner for me. It is a great road frame.
T Teunissen, Spitfire Pilot, Holland
| Spitfire Pilots Wanted. Take off today from £990.
|Ti Frame Only £990
Frame & Carbon Fork £1,090
Frame Fork & Ti Headset £1,169
Ti Frame Headset Seatpost & Stem Plus Carbon Fork & Bar £1,449
Complete bikes from £2,099
Buying direct from Spin is safe, quick and easy. We aim to dispatch in-stock frames within 1 business day, and bundles and complete bikes from as quick as 48 hours. Custom bike builds take 2-3 weeks, depending on your choice of groupset and finishing kit. All bikes are hand built by fully qualified Spin Doctors in England.
When you're ready to check out just click on the cart button at the top of every page and check if we guessed your frame size correctly. If not you can change it before completing your purchase.
Wallet Warning! Once in our store section, it's likely you'll come across even more wallet-testing bespoke titanium and carbonic trinkets, hand built wheel sets and cycling goodies galore. Please feel free to add as many of these to your cart before checking out, and we'll happily ship all your items together. If we can save money on courier and delivery charges by doing so, we'll refund the difference back to your account.
When checking out, please don't forget to leave us your full contact details including a valid email address and day time contact number, so we can get in touch if needed to finalise shipping, stem length, and so on.
As we ship valuable items internationally only by courier, a local day time contact phone number is also important in case you are out when your new bike arrives.
Once you've completed check out, we'll get busy and we promise to ship within 48 hours (except on weekends and public holidays).
All you need do then is just add your favourite groupset, wheels and saddle and it's chocks away.
Did you know?
We also custom build complete Titanium Super Bikes from £2099 based on the Mk I.
Many of our customers relish the chance to build up their dream bikes based on our frameset and custom parts bundles.
But if you'd prefer to buy a complete custom specified bike and have it professionally built we'd be delighted to do that for you too. All our complete bikes are hand assembled to order at our fully equipped bike workshops in Ye Olde Stratford Upon Avon England, by fully qualified Masters of Spin.
Custom bike builds are usually shipped in around 2 weeks from order, subject to groupset availablilty.
Just drop us a line with your full spec for a quote and availability: