Handmade in Australia
Vale carbon road bikes are custom handmade by specialist framebuilder Tristan Tucker. Our bikes are designed and built to exacting standards to deliver solid performance, handling and ride quality.
As we make Vale bikes by hand, they are unique and exclusive. They are designed to provide supreme performance and handling while built to last longer than production moulded frames
It takes time to build perfection. Vale bikes are custom handmade for each rider by our builder Tristan Tucker using the finest materials with precision & accuracy to fine tolerances.
Vale Bikes are faster down hill, with a longer wheel base for more predictable steering to better attack corners at high speed. Better climbing through increased traction.
A Vale bike is built with precision using advanced composite techniques with a focus on performance and quality. We use only the best ENVE carbon fibre tubeset & forks to deliver a bike with reliability and timelessness. Our bikes have unique & individual aesthetics that result from the time invested by our builders.
A High Performance Bike
A Vale high performance bike will help improve your riding
Handmade in Australia
Vale builds one of a kind handmade bikes in Sydney, Australia
Select from paint and componentry options to build your perfect bike
Faster by Design
Faster down hill with longer wheel base, better climbing via increased traction
Turn up the dial & ride on the edge with predictable & stable handling
Unmatched Vibration Control
Proprietary construction technology provides unmatched vibration control
Geometry, Fit & Sizing
Vale bikes are handmade to order, with custom options to suit your style. Vale's signature geometry is designed to deliver comfort & performance.
Vale bikes are designed in close design collaboration with a leading bike fitter and geodynamicist. As part of the design process [ Learn More], we interview you to understand your riding needs and understand your physicality, helping us to design a bike for you. We can take several roads towards finalising the design, including using measurements from the interview process. We can refer you to an external bike fitter to help build a better position. Or just transfer your position from your old bike.
At Vale, we have the luxury of a blank canvas. We have years of experience delivering concours quality paint jobs.
We can help guide you in the choice of paint designs to make your bike look great. Our signature paint style exposes parts of the bike as raw carbon alongside painted sections. Logos can be featured in raw carbon fibre, which highlights the properties of this unique material. We use DNA Paints for our paintwork. These paints are Australian made to suit our harsh sun, and there are many styles of paint to choose from. We have been featured as a DNA Paints accredited painter [Learn More].
All Vale bikes come standard as a frameset - inclusive of the frame, seat post, stem, headset and handlebars - all made from quality ENVE carbon fibre.
That leaves you with choices. Either take the frameset away and ask your favourite bike technician to build it up with your own componentry, or leave it to us. We recommend selecting the finest componentry to complement your Vale. Build it up the right way and it will be one of the best bikes in the world. We can provide a shopping list of components that will be required. Either source them yourself or leave it to us. Our Vale White Edition as featured on the website includes the finest components to deliver the finest experience. Don't settle for anything less than top quality gear to complement your Vale frame.
What they're saying about Vale Bikes.
It's black and white. Plain and simple. The classic lines of the VALE frameset are pleasing to the eyes from any viewpoint and look just right when seen on the road. VALE is a welcome arrival to the Australian custom frame marketplace made all the more special by the fact that this beautifully resolved frame embodies the best of carbon design and building. This is no blow moulded mass produced frame from an anonymous factory in Taiwan - this is the real deal. An artisan designed tube-to-tube carbon frame, hand made right here in Australia. Custom frame building is often restricted to titanium or steel. Both excellent choices for bike frames. But if you desire the best in carbon, hand built using premium ENVE carbon tubes and forks, then you need to contact VALE and discuss how you too can be riding this carbon classic.
- Chris Fowler - Sydney, Australia
G'day Tristan. I wanted to take the time to thank you again for the frame that you've built for me. Here's my take: Faultlessly stable, lively, reasonably compliant and well finished. The frame gets plenty of positive comments at post ride coffee stops and the finish is sharper than Specialized, Cervello's, Cannondales etc of the gents I ride with. So in short, thank you again. I couldn't be happier.
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- Steve Hogg - Sydney Australia