Frames and Forks
Framesets, Frames & Forks
Buying a new bike as a complete-bike is good and offers definite advantages. A complete-bike is generally much cheaper than if you look for and buy the components for it individually. But you don't want to buy a standard off-the-shelf bike? Your individual dream bike should consist of hand-picked individual parts? You want to customize your future bike perfectly to your individual needs and plans? Then you are right here because the construction of your bike starts with the choice of the right frame! The frame is the central element and the basis of your bike. An important role in your choice plays both the material, the frame type, the geometry, as well as the possibilities that the frame should offer you for its planned tasks and your individual needs.
In this category we offer the right bike frame and forks for your future bike for the desired purpose of the brands BLB, Brother Cycles, Fyxation, Bombtrack and others. We at BIKE PUNK are specialized in frames for your singlespeed, fixie or track bike. But we also have various selected, well-tested, models of frames for your future gravel bike, touring bike, or road bike in the assortment.
The frame is the central element and the basis of your bike. We are particularly specialized in track frames for singlespeed and fixed gear bikes. Track frames are characterized by the fact that they have a geometry designed for fixed gear and singlespeed, unlike other bicycle frames. Thus, track frames usually have a raised bottom bracket to avoid a bounce of the pedals on the track and in curves. What also distinguishes track frames from classic bike frames is that the dropouts in the rear frame triangle must be horizontal. This allows the chain to be tensioned. Many track frames are also more compact than, for example, road bike frames or frames for gravel bikes, which makes for a particularly agile ride. There are now also frames for singlespeed and fixed-gear, which are designed for particular everyday suitability and touring. The Allday from Brother Cycles, for example, also has horizontal dropouts and a raised housing for the bottom bracket, but a much more comfortable geometry, particularly large tire clearance and mounts on the bike frame for cantilevers and V Brakes as well as brake guides and eyelets for mounting racks and luggage carriers. The range of applications and everyday suitability are thus significantly increased and you can thus move your bike safely on a variety of surfaces.
Bicycle frames are made of a wide variety of materials. As a rule, aluminum, steel in various alloys and carbon are used. Titanium, bamboo, wood and various plastics are at least still exotic among the materials for frame construction. Frames made of aluminum are widely used. Aluminum is inexpensive. It is relatively light, the material fatigue curve or durability is acceptable. Corrosion or rust are limited or impossible due to the material properties of aluminum. In principle, nothing speaks against an aluminum bicycle! Most bicycle frames are made of aluminum. In terms of environmental friendliness and sustainability, aluminum is an ambivalent matter: although it can be recycled, it is significantly more energy-intensive to manufacture and is generally much less durable than steel alloys. So-called fatigue fractures do occur in aluminum components after some time. Nevertheless, aluminum offers itself ber if you are looking for a sporty bike frame for you, which also performs at crits and long tours on the weekend and is particularly fun in the city. Frames made of aluminum are characterized by a particularly high stiffness and a relatively low weight.
Steel frames are classics. Before aluminum conquered the market at affordable prices, all bicycles were made of steel. Steel allows very slim tube diameters with good stability. Steel is flexible, so steel frames bring a certain amount of self-damping. Although a steel frame is somewhat heavier, it is much more robust and quite easy to repair in an emergency. For this reason, touring and expedition bikes are built on steel frames. No matter where you are, even in the farthest corners of the world you will always find someone with a welder who can at least mend your broken frame so that your adventure does not end. Steel as a material for bicycle frames is therefore a good choice if you are looking for a particularly resistant and durable frame that is a bit more comfortable but usually also heavier.
Bicycle frames made of carbon are usually the most expensive option. But the material is also the one with the best Mx from properties. Carbon fibers can be used to achieve a wide variety of properties, depending on the design and fiber orientation. This means, for example, it can be particularly reinforced in the bottom bracket area and at the same time allows the saddle stays to be designed so that the bike frame is more comfortable to ride. The second major advantage of bicycle frames made of carbon is that a particularly low weight can be achieved.
We specialize in track frames for singlespeed and fixed gear, but also offer a range of selected bike frames for gravel, touring and road bikes. If you are interested in an individual bike, the planning always starts with the bike frame as a basis.
We are happy to advise and accompany you on the way to your dream bike. If you have questions about one of the frames or want a consultation, please contact us via phone or mail or visit us directly in the BIKE PUNK SHOWROOM in Berlin-Kreuzberg!