Simon from Stanforth Bikes and Sean have known each other for a few years.

 

Sean loves steel bikes and fast touring, having cycled the world on a steel bike in 2012. Simon has been a big fan of Sean’s adventures over the years, in particular his long distance bike tours.

 

One conversation led to another about creating a bike that delivered on Sean’s needs; “it has to be steel, relatively lightweight for a steel tourer, robust, able to carry some lightweight bags/panniers, disc brakes, good tyre clearance and pacey. Oh and I want to break trans-continental record on it..."

 

A year later after three prototypes, testing, tweaking and fine tuning;  the Stanforth Conway is here.

Alastair Humphreys

The Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Alastair cycled 46,000 miles, 60 countries. 5 continents, over 4 years