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Holdsworth Competition Frameset Holdsworth Competition Frameset
From £599.99
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The perfect combination of Holdsworth's heritage and handmade attention to detail, artfully paired up with modern frame specifications and triple butted Columbus Spirit frame tubing.

  • Designed and tested in the UK
  • Hand made frameset
  • 320 gram carbon fork
  • Seat Clamp Not Included
  • Band-on front mech clamp required
  • Head badge sold separately
Full description and spec

Size guide and geometry


Elegantly sculpted, triple butted frame tubes are hand cut, mitred and carefully TIG welded to produce a lightweight, steel road frame of uncompromising performance and beauty. With a handmade 320 gram, carbon fibre fork the Holdsworth Competition is as light as it fast. The Competition brings the Holdsworth story right up to date, blending cutting edge construction and materials with time honoured handmade craftsmanship.

The Holdsworth Competition is full of carefully considered design touches. An oversized tapered headtube helps deliver responsive, pin-point precise steering. accepts a narrow 27.2mm seat post to help keep the weight down. A standard BSA threaded bottom bracket ensures you'll never suffer from BB squeaks like all those press-fit frames. Carefully sculpted and shaped frame tubes are designed to deliver a responsive, agile ride. It's a bike that's suitable for flat-out competitive efforts as well as long days in the saddle.

As with all Holdsworth cycles the Competition is beautifully hand-crafted through each stage of production. Every tube is cut and mitred by hand before being TIG welded into place. Individual inspection controls all stages. The result is a newly made frame of the same quality, finish and heritage that you would expect from any vintage Holdsworth but with a performance on the road that is unmistakably modern.

What they have to say:

Cyclist Magazine July 2017 - 8/10

The history and heritage of Holdsworth brought bang up to date in a great-value package. if you're after a bike with some heritage to go with its modern components and performance, it could be the ideal match.

Cycling Plus / Bike Radar - June 2015 - 4.5/5 (Reviewed under the previous name of the Professional Corsa)

A modern retro bike in both design and ride quality. If thats what youre looking for in your retro kicks wed highly recommend it. Think of the Holdsworth as a state of the art steel race bike wearing a vintage suit and youll be on the right track.

    S M L XL
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
F Chainstay(mm) 406 407 409 411
G BB Drop(mm) 72 72 72 72
I Stack (assumed 15mm spacer) 570 590 610 630
J Reach (assumed 100mm stem) 470 479 488 497
K Front Center(mm) 575 582 597 607
L Fork Length (mm) 365 365 365 365
L Trail (mm) 43 43 43 43

* NB: Frameset requires a 31.8mm band-on front derailleur clamp, it does not have a braze-on clamp as pictured.

Weight: 1.6kg

Frame Essentials

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Frame Details

Fork Weight, Approx, (med) (g)320
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 TypeBand on/Bottom Pull
Wheels700c/ 25mm
Mudguard mountsNo
Rack MountsNo
Bottle Cage Bosses2 /No
Brake TypeCaliper
Bottom BracketBSA/ 68mm
Dropper CompatableNo
Headset TypeHSSELC1815, SHIS specification IS42/28.6 IS52/40
Headset ModelTBD
Cable RoutingInt/ Ext
Di2 CompatibleNo

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Sizing Guide

Rider HeightSuggested Frame Size
5′4″ to 5′8″Small / 485mm
5′7″ to 5′10″Medium / 500mm
5′9″ to 6′0″Large / 520mm
5′11″ to 6′2″X-large / 540mm

Sizing Notes

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.

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Optional Accessories

Bottom Bracket Guide Cable guide under the BB to optimize cable routing for the slickest friction free shifting possible.
Planet X High Rise UnderBB Cable Guide £1.99 i
Fork Bung An absolute essential for any bike with a carbon steerer tube.
Selcof Carbon Steerer Fork Bung MK 21 1/8 inch £9.99 i
Gear Cable Adjustes Cable adjusters for gear systems. You'll need a pair!
Pair Of Planet X Gear Cable Barrel Adjusters For Road Bikes £3.00 i
Handle Bar We have a range of handlebars on offer, here's a few of our most popular options.
Selcof Jack Woodhead Handlebar40cm £9.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar42cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £19.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar38cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £19.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar44cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £19.99 i
Headset Need a headset? See our options below.
Selcof SPORT Integrated Cup Angular Contact Cartridge Bearing V2 Headset For Tapered 1" 1/8th 1.5" Fork Steerer £29.99 i
Selcof Integrated Cup Angular Contact Cartridge Bearing V2 Headset For Tapered 1" 1/8th 1.5" Fork Steerer £39.99 i
Headset Spacers Spacers make a big difference on riding position, see our range below. (Please Note: Maxium height for steerer is 40mm of spacers.)
Planet X Superlight Headset Spacer Pack1 1/8 inch | Black £3.99 i
Planet X Headset Spacer Set1 1/8" | 15mm + 10mm + 5mm | Black £4.99 i
Spare Rear Mech Hanger We're hoping you'll never need it but you never know. Grab a spare.
Holdsworth Frame Replacement Rear Mech HangerCompetition | Spitfire | Strada £24.99 i
Stem Why not grab a stem? You can change the geometry of your ride and get the right fit - choose the stem length that's right for you.
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem80mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £14.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem90mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £14.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem130mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £14.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem110mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £14.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem120mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £14.99 i
Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Stem100mm | Matt Black | 10 degrees | 31.8mm £14.99 i

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