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The Rodford Built T1 JAVELIN consists of our longer lodekka chassis providing a stable low centre of gravity, our trademark quick yet stable steering and a class beating load bay. The load bay can be Left bare or equipped with wooden deck , a crate or box, large carry bag, the Javelin is a fantastically fun way to move around. This chassis is ideal for creating your own child carrier, a work bike or just for moving quickly around town.

As with all of our range, it is available with either the Shimano steps E6000/E6100 e-assist version with Enviolo technology rear hub gear shifting, manual or Di2 Shimano Alfine 8 speed gearing or even the Shimano Zee 10 speed derailer for a lighter faster feeling setup.

We very much enjoy dynamo lighting for all year around riding, safety and convenience, we like the function and the look of a chainguard (chainglider), fenders front and rear and a rear rack so we offer all these things and more as options.

If you tell us your circumstances we will advise a specification just for you.
Prices from £1600 (manual) to £3900 (Ebike)

Standard frame colour for this season is midnight grey. we can build with coloured rims or coloured forks , Orders placed now will qualify for FREE custom colour on frame (as long as the painter has it).


Comfortable Steel Chassis

  • Comfortable frame, an adjustable riding position for your style of urban riding.
  • Adaptable chassis, for longer term ownership with its changing circumstances. long or shirt decks, add or remove built in Edrive.  
  • Low Dekker design, keeping weight low down, for stability comfort and manoeuvrability. 
  • two front flatbed cargo lengths 400 cm and 700
  • Three Gearing Options

Choice of gearing, 

  • 38T chain set with 170mm crank with 11T – 34T cassette (27 -> 87 gear inches) Zee derailleur external gearing
  • 8 speed Alfine hub gear with a Gear Ratio Total Difference : 307%
  • Enviolo Cargo Infinitely variable hub drive.  380%
  • Sturmey archer 5 speed 243%

Shimano Steps E6000/E6100 crank drive Electric assist

  • lightest, most compact motors on the market.
  • Strong yet intelligent pedalling support for a solid, natural feel.
  • Incredibly easy to operate. 
  • Very durable to handle all weather conditions.

Hydraulic Shimano Disc Brakes *

  • Opposed 2-piston design reduces leading effect and optimal pad wear increases braking control
  • Brake lever features reach adjustment for perfect custom fit
  • * Options available inc Shimano Roller brakes

Puncture proof tyres from Schwalbe *

  • Everyday piece of mind with Schwalbe’s “flat-less” (Protection 7) Marathon plus tyres as an option, great Schwalbe tyres as standard..
  • Reflective sideways for max visibility all year around.
  • The puncture protection is the best you can get, 
Dynamo lights
  • Battery free dynamo lights, to show you the way and get you seen. 
  • lights that are always fitted, always ready, difficult to steal.
  • Our lights stay lit for 3 minutes after you have stopped pedalling (stand-light feature)
  • Several lighting packages to suit your circumstances.

UK designed and built, with a direct line to the builders in Bristol

  • We design our bikes to be simple, strong and comfortable.
  • We are accessible, use our expertise to build the bike that works best for you.
  • We care, we look after you and we look after our bikes. 
  • We have an honest frame warranty, if you look after it, it should last a long time, if it doesn’t, we sort it. 

The basics..


Rear frame        Carbon Steel
Front frame       400mm / 700 mm Carbon steel
Colour               Grey/Black – Powder coated (custom colours available)
Fork                   Steel  – QR 9 mm Axle
Kickstand          Carbon Steel, Sprung


Rear hubs          135 mm – 36H 2.0mm spoke– 10 mm Axle – Black/Silver
Front hubs        100 mm – 36H 2,0mm spoke– QR 9 mm Axle – Black/Silver
Rims                  20″+ 26″- 36H – Mach1 Kargo Alu Dble side –
Tyres                  Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 26”+20”x1.75”
Brakes                Shimano Hydraulic – Disk 160 / 180mm
Mudguards        Madison Plastic 60mm, (Steel powder coated option)
Steering             Steering by sturdy Steel direct steer arm with bushing
R/F Headset       1″ 1/8 sealed bearing


Handlebar           North road / Straight /Hi rise
Stem                   Ahead 28.6mm
Grips                   Lock on rubber
Saddle                 Unisex comfort /Brooks/Gilles Berthoud
Seatpost              Shimed 27.2mm
Seatclamp           Allen or Q/R 34.9mm
Pedals                 non slip Wellgo C220
axles                    Front q/r Rear nutted

Gearing               Shimano Zee 10 speed / Enviolo N380 /Shimano Alfine 8
Crankset             38t
Gear ratios          depends / 380% / 307%
Bottom bracket   Internal 68 mm – 1.37”x24t
Chain                   KMC

Specs are subject to change without notice. Hit us up with specific requirements or questions.