2012 Dirt 100: Curtis
Curtis might have gone a bit quiet in recent years, but they’re still hand making the finest fillet brazed steel frames right here in the UK, and we love them just as much as we always have done.
Yes you do pay a price for what is essentially a custom built work of highly functional art, but there’s no doubting that there is something very special about owning a Curtis. Also, when you learn about the amount of time, effort, love and skill that goes into creating each one then you actually come away thinking that they’re a bargain.
How many other places can you ring up to get anything from an all–mountain hardtail right through to this custom DH hardtail with its 64º head angle? Not many is the answer. We seem to be living in a disposable age where quality often takes a back seat, but if you want to buck that trend and get a genuine frame for life (you will never want to part with a Curtis), then look no further than the man in his shed in Wiltshire.
Price: From £699.99
Curtis 07976 652 469