At LIOS we create the perfect bike for you. We offer a personalised, bespoke and unique bike fitting service, as well as build high-end custom carbon bikes and hand-built carbon wheels; like a bespoke tailor will measure for a suit, we provide that service for bikes.

“Combining revolutionary technology with the finest quality components, we hand-build bikes tailored precisely to your specifications.”

Anyone who plans to ride for any period of time should consider having their position assessed to ensure optimal efficiency, comfort and injury prevention. This applies to cyclists who already have a bike, but more so to those looking at purchasing a new bike. If you are considering a new bike, want to ensure it will fit perfectly and do not want to cause injury or discomfort, you should get in touch. 

Our frame sets are made of high-quality carbon from Toray Industries (known as TORAYCA), which is the world's largest manufacturer of carbon fibres. So, whether you’re commuting to work, riding the occasional sportive or competing at the highest level, you’ll appreciate the quality.

We use Cytech Level 3 qualified technicians and are one of less than 50 certified Retül 3D motion analysis bike fitters in the UK. We were also the first to own and utilise the revolutionary BioBike dynamic fitting system.

After offering a custom service for five years, over the summer of 2017 we started producing 'off the peg' options in order to fulfil demand in that area and be able to offer more options, as well as more models.


Steve McCulley

Steve founded LIOS Bikes because he wanted to provide a bespoke bike fitting service coupled with a personalised client relationship. He built his first bike with his Dad when he was eight years old and started racing in Devon when he was thirteen. On leaving school aged eighteen he joined the Royal Marines. Over a seventeen year career he served all over the world, including operational deployments to Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. During the second half of his career he got into triathlons and also started competitive cycling again, representing both the Royal Navy & Royal Marines.

Unfortunately both his military career and his cycling aspirations came to an end in the summer of 2011, as he was severely injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) whilst on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan; he spent nearly three weeks in a coma and three years in medical rehabilitation.

Having had significant surgery on his chest, right arm and leg, he knew that he would not be able to compete again, nonetheless, he remained passionate about cycling and wanted to continue in the industry.

With support from organisations like Help for HeroesHeropreneurs and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, in between surgery and medical rehabilitation he founded LIOS Bikes in 2012.

LIOS is abbreviated from the names of Steve's children - Lily & Oscar.


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