Bespoke Abington

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  • Regular price £1,300.00
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The Abington is a sleek town bike designed and made in Cambridge:

Gates Carbon Belt Drive – smooth and low-maintenance drive action

Custom-drawn Reynolds Technology steel tubing – lightweight and sturdy frame

Machined stainless-steel dropouts – variety of gearing options available

650b x 38 tyres – versatile and responsive ride

Multiple colour options with custom RAL colour upgrade available (£250)

5-year warranty on all new Abington bikes.

If the configuration you would like is not listed in the 'Build Your Bike' section please submit your enquiry via the 'Contact Us' page or call us on 01223 893 290.

Available from £1300

Please note that we only ship to addresses in the United Kingdom and are unable to ship to PO Boxes, British Forces Post Office (BFPO), Channel Islands or Isle of Man. Where possible, we aim to complete your order ready for despatch within 7-10 working days of sending the order acknowledgment. 

Delivery fee varies: £60-£100

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Daniel W.
Lovely ride

Had bike (non-electric) delivered today. Took it for my daily work commute and it was lovely! Kudos to the team for setting the bike up exactly as I requested, including nice tubeless 650b tyres. Great paint job, too.

Marine Boy
A great bike

I've just become the proud owner of a bright yellow Abington. I wanted a very high quality British manufactured bike at a reasonable price. Many manufacturers exploit their UK heritage but then you find the frame and wheels are made in the far east - not ARCC who make the wheels in house as well as the Reynolds steel frame. The bike is really smooth to ride a benefit of the frame and carbon belt drive and although no lightweight it's nimble enough for me to enjoy the Box Hill route near my home. The quality is excellent and I enjoyed the acquisition process incuding a test drive in Cambridge - all the staff are friendly and knowledgable...

Mr. F
Customer Review

I bought the ARCC Abington after a lengthy search for a quality UK bike that utilised the Gates Carbon Belt Drive. The team at ARCC were super helpful in helping with my initial questions then ensuring that the bike was configured with the right options for my needs - city riding in Brighton and longer rides along the coast and across the South Downs.
I opted for the Rohloff Speedhub which has been terrific in combination with the carbon belt drive - smooth, wide range and completely low maintenance. The Abington steel frame is beautiful and unique.
The other components and accessories were thoughtfully chosen and work together brilliantly. The ARCC team were around to answer questions when the bike arrived on time expertly built and only too happy to help whenever I’ve wanted to check anything, however minor.
I couldn’t be happier with the overall experience and would recommend ARCC wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a high quality UK bike of this type.

7 of the Best Bikes with Gates Carbon Belt Drive - ARCC Abington

Available in a whole host of colours and various builds...a dependable, well-thought-through bike...with a comfortable Brooks saddle and Schwalbe Marathon tyres.

Bike Specs

Full specifications are within the user guides.


8-speed Shimano Alfine Hub gears (2.75-8.4m of development) Gear ratio 1.33-4.05 55t/22t.

Other options:
Single Speed Shimano (5.1m of development) Gear ratio 2.50 55t/22t.

11 Speed Shimano Alfine Hub gears (2.75-11.14 m of development) Gear ratio 1.33-5.38 55t/22t.

Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 with low gearing (1.45-7.62 m of development) Gear ratio 0.70-3.68 55t/22t.

Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 with high gearing (2.14-11.23 m of development) Gear ratio 1.03-5.42 70t/19t.


Gates Carbon Belt Drive.


Brooks Cambium C19 saddle.

Other options are available upon request.


VP Components pedals.

Alternative pedals are available upon request.


Schwalbe Marathon Plus 650b x 38 tyres.


Flat-mount Disc Brakes: 160mm front, 140mm rear.

Rohloff Flat-mount Disc Brakes: 160mm front, 160mm rear.


Aluminium riser handlebars

Aluminium North Style handlebars and other options are available upon request.

Frame Sizes

S/M: suited to 5ft 3 - 5ft 10.

M/L: suited to 5ft 8 - 6ft 2.

XL: suited to 6ft - 6ft 5 (made to order).


Standard bike from 10.5kg.

E-bike from 14.4kg.


Select from the Abington colour palette.

Choose any RAL colour at an additional cost of £250.

Purchasing Through Bike Schemes

If you wish to purchase through a cycle-to-work scheme, please email us at