Anyone who has followed Adam Eldridge of Ohio’s Stanridge Speed knows that he’s one of the hardest working men in the custom framebuilding business. He’s also one of the most passionate — about the craft, his materials and the paint that he applies to the top of them. So it gives me great pleasure to announce his new venture: Wraith Fabrication.
From the press release: “Adam Eldridge started building high performance custom bikes five years ago in Columbus, Ohio. His bikes have stood at the top step of the podium at the Red Hook Crit, as well as numerous road and cross events around the country. Wraith Fabrications is a new project, removing the barriers and obstacles for many customers.
“The wait time is gone, shipping is free, fit is free and stock sizing allows us to hand produce the frames with best possible Columbus tubing. We’re building these amazing machines right here in the USA and offering them for a fraction of the cost of not only upper tier far east production frames but also every other made-in-the-USA bespoke production frame made from comparable steel.
“”We want to have fun. Shred. It doesn’t matter what kind of bike you’re on. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. Our machines are made here in the USA by hand. We’re celebrating the brotherhood. It’s about the ride. It’s about getting more folks on a crazy nice frame.
“We want to see where you ride. We want to hear about your adventures. It’s an honest, sincere desire to fit folks on the best bikes possible. No over-design, just simple items made from the best materials available”. Adam Eldridge – Owner of Wraith Fabrications.
“Both Road and Cross models are available. The road frame is complete Columbus Life with upgraded Life S-bend stays. The CX main triangle is Life and the stays are Zona S-bend. Both bikes include the newly released Columbus FEL 1.5″ tapered forks. Triple butted where it counts, sexy where it matters, no corners are being cut in production.
“Closer examination reveals industry firsts, like the specific aluminium internal cups in the head tube. The price reflects Wraith’s commitment to the customer, not the margin — other brands charge twice as much for a similar frame. We’re removing the ego and putting the rider first, building a production bike that performs all day long and performs like a custom bike built just for you.”