Dream Bike Inspiration

Bespoke titanium bicycle design from VAARU Cycles, if your dream ride doesn’t exist in our range, we can create it with you. Would you like something a little different? We are able to create your dream custom road or mountain bike within 8 weeks of completion of drawings and with a minimal surcharge. If you’re passionate about cycling then a bespoke VAARU frame complete with custom personalised graphics makes sense. We can offer a made to measure design service, personalised paintwork or saddle with your preferred finishing kit. We work with the best bicycle paint studio in the U.K, Fat Creations. Alistair of Fat Creations taught James how to paint his first crash helmet over 19 years ago and we’re lucky enough to have the use of his studio and expertise.

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New Octane 64 Disc at Eurobike 2019

A gallery showing the new Octane 64 Disc with an array of custom paint options from FatCreations on display at Eurobike 2019. Octane 64 Disc | Frameset £3,100.00 Select options Octane 64 Disc | Ready To Ride | Black Ninja (59) £11,750.00 Add to basket Octane 64 Disc | Ready To Ride | Mango (53) [...]

Rouleur Classic 2018 Show Bike | Cream & Copper MPA

This classic Vaaru MPA show bike was created for showing at Rouleur Classic 2018 alongside Fatcreations Paint Studio. The inspiration behind this classic MPA was to create a bike that had a retro feel. Old English cream paint and graphite paint were used to complement the guilded copper leaf detail. The bike was finished with [...]

Vaaru Octane Meets Ford Mustang GT350

Such an iconic car needs a worthy match. Ford Mustang GT350 meet the Vaaru Octane 6-4 SL, sympathetically painted in candy red, honeycomb grey and white flashes. This Octane is a truly special steed and looks incredible. This show piece was created for showing at Rouleur Classic and rightly attracted the attention of many. This [...]

A Vaaru V:8 in Moonlight Blue Inspired by a Jaguar E-Type

This stunning V:8 was painted to complement the owner's classic car. The moonlight blue colour looks sensational against the bare metal and silver paint highlights. This Di2, disc brake specific road bike has been built with a fantastic selection of components Vaaru V:8 Titanium Frame Shimano Ultegra Black Inc Stem and Bars Vaaru Carbon Forks [...]

Alex’s journey from Time Trials to Paris Brest Paris 2019

One of our riders has recently changed tack from a successful TT racing career to the new world of Audaxing. His journey is to ride Paris Brest Paris in 2019. Alex has been training on his Vaaru MPA in preparation for next year's event and has been kind enough to tell us about his journey so [...]

Follow Kenny on his 50 day cycle around the U.K. for MS Trust

Kenny Smith is busy training for his fundraising challenge which he starts on 12 June 2019 at 9.00am at Chichester Gate. Armed with his Vaaru MPA we believe he will be in good hands on this adventure. Kenny will cycle, unsupported, for 50 days around the U.K. Kenny's challenge is in memory of his sister [...]

Vaaru Cycles at Rouleur Classic 2018

We’re feeling truly charmed; we’re back at Rouleur Classic for the second year with two showstopper titanium bikes. We’re hanging out with FatCreations  in the bespoke area of this fantastic event so please come and say hi if you’re visiting. If you’re not there watch out for more info on the bikes when we’re back. […]

Vaaru MPA donated for auction in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital

THE EVENT The Velodrome Challenge 2018 takes place at Lee Valley VeloPark on 10th October 2018. Lee Valley VeloPark was built to hold the Olympic cycling events in 2012 and last year's guests were able to enjoy track side coaching from Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton. The Velodrome Challenge is a fundraising event in [...]

Alaina Beacall: The Trans America Bike Race Report

Pre-Race   Carefully enveloping the smooth, plush titanium tubing in bubblewrap and polystyrene; gently covering the American States painted amongst the bold and playful colours of my custom MPA design; I felt a bit lost. Packaging my partner up for our journey to the USA was sadly an experience surrounded by dark clouds: even bending [...]

My first ever ultra-cycling race – The TransAtlanticWay 2018

We are proud to have Erik Phalet as one if our riders. He recently completed his first ever ultra-cycling event, The TransAtlanticWay 2018 on his Vaaru MPA . A huge thank you to Erik for writing and sharing his comprehensive race report with us. #TAW2018 - the preparation After a life of cycling, in 2015 I [...]

Frank and his MPA in Singapore

Frank opted for a custom painted red and black Vaaru MPA to suit his riding in Singapore. Finishing kit Custom Painted Zipp Stem Custom Painted Zipp SL70 Aero Carbon Bars Custom Painted V:TS Vaaru Titanium Seat Post Hunt 4 Season Disc Wheels Full Ultegra R8000 groupset with DuraAce hydraulic discs Fabric Saddle  

Jeff and The Silver Dream Machine (MPA)

A big thank you to Jeff who has reviewed his VAARU MPA having trained for and completed LEJOG. “For a number of years I had wanted to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats but due to various commitments was unable to until after I had retired from work. This year I joined an organised […]

Fatcreations Showing VAARU Cycles at Rouleur Classic

Three first-class custom-painted VAARU Cycles are being shown by UK’s best painthouse, Fatcreations. at Rouleur Classic this week. “Alistair taught me to paint my first crash helmet 20 years ago when I was only 15. We’ve worked in the bike industry together for many years and naturally Fatcreations is the only paintshop I would ever […]

Forest Green V:8 for Cycle Show Birmingham

GTA Custom Gravel Bike

This Vaaru GTA (Gravel, Terrain, Adventure) was a bespoke order for a customer who had specified a Di2 only setup. The brief was for mainly road setup with the occasional off road section. After taking the customer's measurements the GTA was drawn and put through production. This particular GTA uses common parts to the standard [...]

VAARU Ambassador – Gary ‘Flash’ Blesson

"I’m fortunate enough to have discovered this great exiting brand, Vaaru, and for over 2 years I’ve been enjoying riding the Octane 6-4 and simply love it. The bike I have at the moment has a custom spray job, which took 30 hours to complete. This was done by owner and designer James, which makes [...]

Candy Green Octane 6-4 for Sydney, Australia

We had the privilege of creating an exceptional 6AL4V Octane 6-4, complete with bespoke paintwork on the frame, forks, seat post and a specially embroidered leather saddle. The brief was to create a unique paint finish incorporating the customer’s favourite shade of green with highlights in other colours to complement the bare titanium, for one [...]

Mirror Polished and Blue Anodised 650 Switch

An elegantly painted pink and blue titanium V:8 road bike

This is the latest V:8 Di2 custom finished bike which is the result of 40 hours bespoke paintwork and saddle embroidery. The colour scheme for the bike was inspired by a special memory of the customer’s; the moment he finished the ascent of Mount Ventoux. A custom bike is a team effort, after an initial [...]

Mirror Polished Octane 6-4 SL