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Speed Metal Custom Spitfire - Grand Tour inspired titanium for the road

Made to order. Delivery guide 6 - 10 weeks from purchase.
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Spitfire: officially a VIB and on The List. 

Spitfire is our most adaptable, all-round road machine. Equally at home eating up epic summer sportives and grands tour, grinding out winter base miles or just that quick spin down to your favourite cafe for mid-morning espresso. It emphasises comfort but doesn't forget about fun or compromise on handling.

Cycling Plus magazine awarded Very Important Bike status to the original Spitfire back in March 2013 and it's been firmly placed in Procycling magazine's Wish List of "the world's best cycling kit" since May 2012. Now with the Spitfire Custom Programme we present the culmination of everything we've learnt about what it takes to craft the perfect road bike for eating epic miles. Spitfire is engineered for the long haul with classic Grand Tour geometries and specifications to suit.

Metal Masterpiece - Cycling Plus Magazine
A custom crafted Speed Metal Spitfire looks and rides like no other bike on the road. The semi-compact main triangle is engineered for performance and comfort. It's fabricated with superlight, oversized, thin-wall top and down tubes that achieve their strength and torsional stiffness thanks to our most advanced geometrical tube profiling. The result is a bike that's seriously race light. It has the sure-footed, precise handling and all the stiffness you need but none of the stiffness that you don't: that's the stiffness that trasmits road shock and buzz straight up into your arms, shoulders and backside. On the Spit, these get filtered out leaving you fresher than the competition when it counts. At the finish line.

Spit Fire!
The Spitfire is crafted entirely from our latest custom blend comfort-tuned Ti tubeset in size-specific performance-biased road geometries. Fabricated entirely by hand, finished with fanatical attention to detail and packed with features that were born out of and refined through a lifetime of riding. They're the small details that enhance the form and function of your bike, and ultimately transform your outright pleasure in ownership.

What's New?

Thanks to the shaped and over-dimensioned Speed Metal iTanium pipes employed throughout, a Spitfire Custom frameset can be tuned to your needs.

Laterally stiffer thanks to the fattest main triangle tubeset we can fit into a metal bike frame.

More comfortable thanks to the use of pure, unalloyed titanium seat stays.

More durable thanks to everything we've learnt since making the very first Ti Spitfires, right through to invaluable feedback from customers and the relentless pounding and stresses endured over several seasons of sponsoring pro race teams and athletes. 

Even prettier - in our eyes at least! We've always been known for the special way our frames looked, and for the acute and minute attention to detail we craft into every one. Most of our signature frame features have been further refined and live on in the Custom Programme. 

There's also our new standard finish: a really refined satin polish with subtly etched graphics that make a Spitfire Custom pretty stealthy. Some observers have even muttered the word "classy".  

New Custom Options

Spitfire has been designed and engineered from inception as fully customisable. So if you need an extra tall head tube, long or short top, prefer sloping compact or traditional, it's all possible. As are: rack or guard mounts, disc brakes, Di2 / EPS internal routing and more. 

A Paragon Machine Works USA fully enclosed machined 6/4Ti dropouts with replacable alloy rear mech hanger comes as standard. Solid dropouts are optional.

To get the best bike you'll ever own onto the drawing board and off the ground just call or email us.

Test Pilot Program

Matt Stayte, Lighting X pilot and owner told us once: Those Who Know Spin On These. Take our challenge to come test pilot some Custom Speed Metal and we're confident that you'll know too and you'll know within the first 100 metres. Call or mail us to arrange.

The Pilot's Upgrade Program

We're pretty excited about Spitfire Custom. We don't think it's just an incremental improvement on the old. We think it's a staggering improvement on a bike that already won rave reviews from press and customers alike. So we want to give as many of our existing owners the best chance possible to step up to a new custom Spitfire or Lightning X-1. If you're an existing Speed Metal pilot, get in touch as we have some officially certified, semi-awesome special offers just for you. 

Product Videos

Just How Fast Is Lightning? 01:05

Spin Industries Lightning X-1 Custom pilot Mark W gives us his opinion and rides past very fast. We were lucky to catch him on his first ride aboard his new custom titanium machine. And it's not just the bike that's quick: we don't exactly hang around making them either! Your very own bespoke custom spec, precision fit titanium superbike can be yours in just 6-8 weeks. Find out more about our award and race winning custom frames and wheels at

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    Spin Industries Lightning X-1 Custom pilot Mark W gives us his...

Warranty Information

Defective materials / workmanship - five years
Crash replacement program - lifetime for original owner

Product Specifications

Frame Sizes (top tube, horizontal, c-c):
Frame Weight:
1455g average (545mm top tube)
Head Tube:
42mm OD for 1-1/8" external threadless headset
Bottom Bracket:
ISO / BSA threaded 68mm
Down Tube:
48mm OD super oversize bi-axial oval
Seat Tube:
35mm OD triple-butted
Top Tube:
35mm OD bi-axial ovalised
What's In The Box:
SPN Precision 35mm alloy seatclamp, bottle bolts & BB derailleur guide

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