Makers of Bespoke Bicycles
Welcome to Smokestone Bikes
We are a rider owned UK bicycle brand based in the heart of the Cotswold's.
We pride ourselves in offering something different to the norm.
Our frames are designed by us in house and are aimed at offering a true all-terrain riding experience in any conditions.
We can supply frame only of full custom build to your spec.
You choose everything right down to the colour/finish of the frame including decals.
You will see examples of builds and frame finishes below.
Demo bikes available from Slam69 Bicycle shop and also at various events around the country.
The story of Smokestone Bikes
Smokestone bikes was created by Graham Foot, a rider with a passion to designed his own bicycle to cope with the type of riding he likes to do.
Smokestone isn't the original name, the first company went under the name Bigfoot UK and produced aluminium mountain bike frames in the UK.
This frame was tested by the late Steve Worland of MTB Pro magazine where he declared it the best E-Stay frame he had ever tested.
The name Smokestone comes from a close friend who passed away just before the first prototype was produced. It was his nickname and it only seemed fitting to keep his name alive so it became the first frames model name. The Bigfoot Smokestone.
Later to cut a long story short the name was lost to another company, which didn't really do anything with it, so when it became available again many years later, it seemed only fare to bring it back to its rightful home and the new Smokestone brand was re-established.
Now over 20 years on Graham is making bikes again, but this time frames are being fabricated in the far east, where the experienced factories now produce most of today's bicycle frames.
One underlying purpose still drives Graham's frame designs, to create bicycles that cope with every type of conditions and terrain you can point a bicycle at.
We offer two frames, Aluminium and Titanium, our first aluminum frame is called the Henderson, which came about after asking for ideas from our followers on FaceBook, as the previous company started under the name Bigfoot, there seemed a natural option, Henderson from the film, "Bigfoot and the Hendersons". Thanks Gordon.
Henderson Frames come in any colour you choose.
The new titanium Bow Ti frame, available in 4 sizes
Our Henderson frames are now produced in the far east and come to us straight from the welders in a raw state, we then finish them to the customers requirements, including clear raw anodising.
Smokestone Bikes are proud to be self driven, not followers of fashion, we have taken the benefits of the fatbike and included it in a great UK trail bike, delivering a true All Terrain Bicycle.
Full details can be found in our frames section