Epoca bikes


Epoca R50 frame is an evolution of our carbon road range, a frameset to break the mould, in more ways than one! The remit, to design a new road frame that will excel in terms of power transfer and performance, building on what we have achieved with our R30 model.

For many decades we have known that the strongest “profile” for a bike frame tube is actually the classic “round” profile. Over the years many fads and fashions have past, each claiming to be faster and better, we have always come back to the classic round tube as the point of reference, until now!

Sitting down to design the R50 with a blank canvas we started to look at how we could build a frame which was stiffer, more rigid with a superior power transfer, yet at the same time keeping the weight down, a frame which would break all performance levels. Then we had to address comfort, to achieve all of this and yet make the frame comfortable for all day rides with razor sharp handling, yet not too nervous. Many said this was impossible. We proved them wrong!

The Epoca R50 is not just the sum of the whole, there is something extra, something special, that comes together when the frame is hand assembled, no longer sections of tubes. A modern profile that is not only more aerodynamic, but a form that is designed to work as a whole.

As one customer described his R50, “a Rocket ship!”

The frames handling and high speed stability was also improved, this bike rides as if it was on rails, with the subtlest change of rider balance the bike responds with assurance and confidence.

This frameset is ideal for all round use including long road races and Grand Fondo events .

Epoca R50 all round performance master piece.

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.

The R50 features a tubeset with profiles designed to add extra strength to areas of greatest stress.

  • With integrated carbon seat pin, which has a total of 6cm of adjustment.
  • The fork is FCR Flute carbon for exceptional handling and comfort.
  • 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.
  • Special front mech hanger and seat tube design to ensure optimum functionality of the front mech. With added security of the frame being reinforced on the inside of the seat tube, no risk of damaging seat tube using a band on clamp. The hanger is uniquely adjustable in vertical and horizontal planes, for perfect front mech alignment to the chain and wheels.
  • Cable routing, internal mechanical, 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 R50 Grey 2016
  • Epoca R50 Yellow 2016
  • Epoca R50 Flouro 2016
  • Epoca R50 Orange 2016
  • Epoca R50 Green Custom
  • Epoca R50 Red-Pink Custom
  • Epoca R50 Airforce Custom
  • Epoca R50 Black Metalic Green 2015


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.

Phil Renshaw R50

Phil Renshaw 27/03/2017
Phil Renshaw R50

Good morning Ali from beautiful Perth, Western Australia

I promised a report on the R50 and will do a better review in the next week or so. I have just returned from a 4 day, 700 km C ...

Brian Cameron's R50

Brian Cameron 15/04/2016
Brian Cameron's R50


My R50 is a pretty special bike.Not just good to look at but a fantastic ride on the road. Stiff but handles superbly. Being directly involved with the design and build was a grea ...

Roberto Sanvido's R50

Roberto Sanvido 12/03/2016
Roberto Sanvido's R50

Ciao Ali, ho fatto circa 10.000 Km con la mia bici. Sono molto contento,mai avuto problemi.La guida e' molto facile,risponde subito se scatti e non si muove in curva,molto stabile.leggera e ...

Ali's Epoca R50

Ali 29/02/2016
Ali's Epoca R50

How can I describe my epic Epoca? beautiful is the first word springs to mind, but that's not just aesthetically beautiful, it's a beautiful ride, beautiful feeling. I have ridden so ma ...

Karl's R50

Karl Denton 20/06/2015
Karl's R50

Someone asked me what it's like owning an R50. "Imagine being married to Catherine Deneuve whilst having Brigitte Bardot as a mistress" It handles and responds like a straight dow ...

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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