Epoca bikes


The Epoca R30 frame is a very special frame set, it is not the third in our range as many customers think. It is the result of decades of development, for riders who love the “classic carbon” round tube design, yet do not wish to compromise on performance.

Our most versatile frame, the R30 is the perfect “all-Terrain” frame. It excels on the flat, in the mountains and over rolling hills, wherever you take the R30 it will take it in its stride. This frame is also very comfortable yet is always “ready” to perform when needed. The R30 can be built as a feather-light climber’s bike or a strong and powerful sprinters bike, all of this uniquely possible thanks to our custom tube manufacturing and custom handmade joints.

The R30 features our Epoca dropped seat stays, a look we introduced over 20 years ago on our steel frames. This feature creates two parallel lines, the top tube and chain stays and the seat stays and downtube for an immaculate aesthetic detail that looks 'just right'.

  • Hand made seat stays, designed for vibration control
  • Re-enforced front gear hanger
  • Handmade BB shell, can be made for most types of BB systems
  • Easy access internal cabling points
  • Lightweight performance. Classic design.
  • All frames built as standard to run up to 25mm tyres. Other designs on request.
  • With our Epoca custom tube technology we can tune each customers frame to their perfect needs

Specifications & Design

With our Epoca custom tube technology we can tune each customers frame to their perfect needs. Each tube is in fact many layers of carbon, we can alter the performance of each tube by tuning the layup of the carbon, how the woven layers “interlock” to build in compliance and therefore comfort. By adding to the number of layers of carbon we can also build in added strength.

After each tube is cut to size and shape, we then join them together with handmade “joints” we can also alter the resistance and strength of these joints based on the rider’s profile and requirements.

Even if you are a 60kg mountain goat or a 100kg power house, the end result is a frame that is ideal for each and every owner. Our R30 frameset can be built under 850g frame unpainted.

  • Top tube options. 35mm or 38mm dia.
  • Seat tube 31.6mm or 27.2mm dia
  • Oversized tapered head tube – 1 .5
  • Designed with Duel mechanical and electronic groupset fitting as standard
  • The fork is FCR Flute carbon for exceptional handling and comfort.
  • Special front mech hanger design to ensure optimum functionality of the front mech. With added security of the frame being reinforced on the inside of the seat tube hanger fixing. No risk of damaging seat tube using a band on clamp.
  • The R30 is offered in both normal seat post or integrated seat post design.
  • We offer classic BSA bottom brackets by default [in engineering terms it is still the best] as well as various BB30 and press fit options if required.
  • Cable routing, we can offer classic external, mechanical gearing internal, or internal electronic EPS®, Di-2® or SRAM e-tap®

Colour options

At Epoca our expression of the art of frame building does not stop at the frames we build. We are one of the only frame builders in the world (if not the only) with our own in house paint shop & designers. The result is Epoca, the true expression of the art of frame building.

We offer our customers three levels of frame finish customization, each offering you a unique piece of artwork.

  • Template, where customers can choose from a selection of pre-determined frame graphics and fixed range of two colors. This service is included in the price of your frame.
  • Palette, where customers can choose from a selection of pre-determined frame graphics and full range of up to four colors. This service is available for a supplementary fee.
  • Blank canvas, where customers can have their own fully personalized frame finish and graphics. This service is available for a supplementary fee.

In each case our design department will supply you with high resolution artwork for you to approve.

  • Epoca R30 Black 2016
  • Epoca R30 Silver 2016
  • Epoca R30 Black Orange 2016
  • Epoca R30 Black Flouro 2016
  • Epoca R30 White Hoops Custom
  • Epoca R30 White Hoops Custom
  • Epoca R30 White Hoops2 Custom
  • Epoca R30 Classic Black 2015
  • Epoca R30 Classic Black 2015
  • Epoca R30 Blue Custom
  • Epoca R30 Custom Alpe d'Huez


In an industry that is filled with more hot air than an outer space balloon, we feel it is important to work with total transparency. With our open door factory policy [1] we are happy to show prospective customers who, where and how your next frame will be made. We are then so happy when our customers share with us their valuable feedback after having ridden their new Epoca dream bike. In this section of the web site we share with you this feedback.

[1] Sognare factory visits by appointment.

Epoca R30

Sonya Yee 08/09/2017
Epoca R30

Hi Ali, 
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So good they should ban it.

Lloyd Peters 19/07/2016
So good they should ban it.

Balloons, aniseed balls, the planet. Things are better when they’re round. So, an R30, with round tubes. An unimprovable design really. I wanted traditional yet modern, classic but lairy, ...

Rob Miall's R30

Rob Miall 15/04/2016
Rob Miall's R30

Really pleased. The bike handles superbly thanks to the custom build. Fantastic service from Ali and the guys at Artisan, really good knowledge and advice on equipment and clothing. Can't r ...

Lorenzo Biasia's R30

Lorenzo Biasia 15/04/2016
Lorenzo Biasia's R30

Avevo paura di cambiare bici...ma era venuta l'ora di fare il grande salto. Mi trovavo bene con la mia "Advanced full carbon" Ho provato molte bici commerciali, le solite note, ma ...

Adrian's R30

Adrian Goh 20/01/2015
Adrian's R30

Light enough for the steepest climbs, agile on descents that I could make up/catch breakaway on descents and comfortable enough for long rides that you still feel fresh after a long day in the ...

How to order

Just as a tailor would measure his client up for their clothes we will need to take some of your measurements to enable us to design your frame. Ideally this will be done at your nearest Epoca dealer or agent. However, if this is not possible then we can take these measurements at distance, we have over 20 years’ experience of working at distance with our expert Bio Mechanics at VeloSolutions. We offer a money back guarantee that with the correct measurements your Epoca frame will be the perfect fit for you. No more risks with working with so called experts who do a good job of building you a garden gate instead of a bicycle frame.

Once we have your key measurements and some other simple data we will supply you with your own custom, scale frame design. Once this is approved the average time required to build your frame is 4 to 5 weeks. Painting your frame then takes from one to four weeks depending on the complexity of your design.

Contact us today for a no obligation quote