Born out of decades of hand crafted frame building heritage the Holdsworth Competition artfully updates the idea of what the best steel frames can offer. Handmade from triple butted, Columbus Spirit triple butted steel tubing and realised with decidedly modern frame specifications and details the Holdsworth Competition is a contemporary work of art.
Steel frames are renowned for providing a lively, responsive ride feel that other frame materials just can't match and the Holdsworth Competition rides totally true to form. With an oversized headset and 320 gram carbon fibre fork, the Competition feels remarkably nimble on the climbs and utterly confidence inspiring in a big bunch sprint. If you love what a lightweight carbon bike offers but desire a bike crafted with real pride and integrity then you'll find that every inch of the Holdsworth Competition has been built for you.
Ready To Ride
There's nothing like the feel of a handbuilt frame.
There's a level of attention to detail and pride in craftsmanship that machine built framesets will simply never match. We take triple butted Columbus Spirit frame tubes and hand mitre and TIG weld them into incredible works of art.
T700 and HM Carbon
320 grams of handbuilt carbon perfection grace the front end of the Holdsworth competition. Skillfully made using Toray T700 and selected HM carbon fibres this fork is the obvious match to a lightweight Columbus frame. With an oversize full-carbon steerer and stainless drop-out inserts, it's one of the best-regarded forks on the market.View Range
Choose the ideal parts to create your perfect bike
We know no two cyclists are identical, that's why we offer a huge range of groupset and finishing kit options. Now you can choose the ideal set up to suit your budget and your heart. Tailor your bike to your exact requirements, with options from the best brands available, such as SRAM, Shimano, Campagnolo, Selcof, FSA, Cinelli, Selle Italia, Fizik, San Marco, Time, Look, Exustar, Continental and Vittoria. The list goes on...
No matter what your tastes, we go the extra mile to ensure you get your dream bike.
|A||Head Angle (°)||72||73||73||73.5|
|B||Headtube Length (mm)||135||155||175||195|
|C||Effective TT (mm)||530||550||570||590|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||74||73.5||73||72.5|
|E||Seat Tube (Centre to Top mm)||485||500||520||540|
|I||Stack (assumed 15mm spacer)||570||590||610||630|
|J||Reach (assumed 100mm stem)||470||479||488||497|
|L||Fork Length (mm)||365||365||365||365|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′4″ to 5′8″||485|
|5′7″ to 5′10″||500|
|5′9″ to 6′0″||520|
|5′11″ to 6′2″||540|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem.
|Frame Material||Columbus Spirit|
|Frame Weight, Approx, (med) (g)||1650|
|Wheel Axles (mm)||FR 100 QR RR 130 QR|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||27.2|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||INC|
|Front Mech Type||Braze On/Bottom Pull|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 /No|
|Bottom Bracket||BSA/ 68mm|
|Headset Type||Tapered Oversized|
|Cable Routingt||Int/ Ext|