Frame Pricing

Custom Mountain & Road Frames:

Steel or Aluminum: $2500 Frame/Fork/Headset

Stock Cyclocross Frames:

Aluminum: $2100 Frame/Fork/Headset

The pricing above serves as a starting point since there are numerous tubing upgrades available. Ahrens Bicycles quotes each job individually to ensure the customer knows exactly what they are paying for before any tubes are cut.

A $1000 minimum deposit is required on all custom frames at the start of a project; 100% pre-payment is required on all components. Ahrens Bicycles offers a complete line of parts from our OEM partners such as Shimano, Fox, SRAM, Thomson, FSA, Easton, Chris King, DT Swiss, WTB, Velocity, Hope, Race Face, Crank Brothers, Bontrager, Kenda and many more.

Finish Options

The majority of our frames are powdercoat finished after welding. This process provides a durable finish with many color options...even dual-stage metallics that sparkle in sunlight like wet paint. After powdercoating, stickers are applied to the frame which is then liquid clear coated.

Some frame materials require wet paint during the manufacturing process. Examples of this are Easton Scandium tubing and carbon fiber frame components where the heat required to powdercoat will damage the material.

Road frames with carbon fiber integration are always wet painted and liquid clear coated. This process adds cost to each frame since it's time consuming and labor-intensive. Please note that any frame can be wet painted and we're happy to quote each custom paint job on an individual basis. Flat rates here don't apply since there are too many options available with wet paint.

Schedule & Delivery

Delivery on a hand-built frame is typically 16 weeks after the final drawing is approved by the customer. Ahrens Bicycles does not compromise any aspect of the frame building process to reduce delivery time; this means that lead times can increase during our busy times of the year. Our high attention to detail guarantees that only quality products will be produced and delivered to our customers. We value our reputation for superior quality and strive for complete customer satisfaction upon delivery.

Sales & Technical Contact

Mike Ahrens


San Jose, California

mike at ahrensbicycles dot com