above: this titanium All-Season was a star of the 2019 Chris
King Open House, ISEN were invited to showcase the Ltd Ed. Matte
Bourbon components. See
our full gallery here.
We don't take on an additional brand lightly, and we've spent
time getting to know the bikes, the brand, and - most importantly -
the people. Caren and Matt are experienced, award-winning
framebuilders in their own right (as Hartley Cycles and Talbot
Frameworks respectively) and together they lead a close-knit team
at ISEN to bring their passion for bespoke bikes, crafted from
carefully selected materials, to a wider audience.
ISEN produce their bikes from design to paint entirely in their
London workshops. With their emphasis on a tailored approach they
couldn't be a better match for us. There is no "standard" ISEN
bike; They take a starting point such as the R3 Road model or the
All-Season gravel/adventure frame and choose from the best tubing
that Reynolds, Columbus and Deddaciai have to offer, mixing and
matching to achieve the desired ride quality and stiffness.
below: the R3 is ISEN's unapologetically speed-focused race
bike, this example blending stainless steel and carbon for a finely
Read more and view the full gallery.