Snowdon Bike: The Ultimate Flat Bar Road Bikes
Snowdon Bike make the UK designed and hand built Paradox, a customisable titanium flat bar road bike.
The Paradox came into existence because I wanted to make the perfect bike. A bike design not created to meet a marketing brief, but inspired by tens of thousands of miles in the saddle. A bike that does not follow accepted wisdom, but was designed to work with, rather than against, the way so many of us ride.
The result is a flat bar road bike. Why? Because many cyclists find it more comfortable; as is demonstrated by the number of people who only ever ride on the tops and hoods. If you ride your drop bars like this, then you are riding the equivalent of a flat bar road bike anyway - why not do it on a bike that’s designed to work with the way you actually cycle?.All Paradoxes are handmade in the UK to the very highest standards. They are manufactured out of double butted titanium and come with a lifetime warranty. They are customisable, offering different tyre clearance, brake type, headset size, graphics and customisable frame geometry. The result is a bike that offers premium performance and premium build quality. See our Reviews page if you want an independent perspective.
Whether you buy the standard version, or a custom special, I guarantee you a beautiful hand built titanium frame that will last you a lifetime. Isn’t it time you treated yourself to your perfect bike? Tim Snowdon - Founder
The Snowdon Paradox?
"Put bluntly, this is one of the snappiest bikes off the line I've ever ridden... The front end feels perfectly planted carving through fast corners...there was a ton of comfort on offer... it'll take many a drop-bar carbon whippet to the cleaners... Frame 10 out of 10" - RoadCC
“A truly impressive and original bike... Some of the neatest tig welds we have ever seen." - BikeRadar
At Snowdon Bike we believe the perfect bike needs to be more than just fast in a straight line; it needs a combination of qualities to cope with real world demands. To achieve this we employed the “If you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by one percent, you will get a significant increase when you put them all together,” Sir Dave Brailsford explaining the marginal gains philosophy. concept used so brilliantly by Team GB, but we applied it to speed, comfort and control.The result is the Snowdon Paradox, a bike that is not only super fast, it’s also agile, responsive, comfortable, has breathtaking acceleration and high levels of grip. It achieves this through a combination of factors that are detailed on our marginal gains page. These include a British-built titanium frame specifically designed for use with flat handlebars. These flat bars allow you to climb and accelerate
- It opens up your chest allowing you to take on more oxygen
- It gives you more leverage allowing you to transmit more power from your upper body to the pedals
- It gives you finer control making steering more precise
While the Paradox is the ultimate city bike, it’s far more than that: it can tour, it's great for sportive events, or just a ride in the country. Quality flat bar road bikes offer the keen cyclist all round performance, and the Paradox is the definitive expression of this class of bike.
Finally, with the Paradox we promise you uncompromising standards of build as well as design. The frame is meticulously hand-welded by a The frames are manufactured to our design by Enigma Bicycle Works, one of the finest bike manufacturers in the world. They have an obsessive commitment to quality and a love of cycling, and are all round good guys. who turns its Grade 9 3AL 2.5 Seamless Double Butted titanium tubes into a timeless form that will last a lifetime. It also looks stunning, everywhere it goes it gets the same response: wow, what is that?
Read Marginal Gains to find out more.