About us

What is SpokesFromRyan?

SpokesFromRyan is the home of premium quality, custom cut bicycle spokes. We’re based in Bristol, UK and supply spokes to wheel builders around the world.

Our mission is to supply you with bicycle spokes of any size or any quantity, delivered fast to your door at the best price possible. Whether it’s tiny spokes for your Brompton or world-class, bladed aero spokes for your race bike, we’ve got you covered.

All of our spokes are hand rolled to order in our Bristol workshop using our much-loved Morizumi spoke machine and individually checked for quality.

We’re as happy providing single spokes to first timers as we are fulfilling large quantities to trade customers, with B2B accounts available on request here. All are welcome.

We’ve been in business since 2014 but, in truth, our wheel building story started well before. Founded by Ryan Downes, the journey began as a passion, was tempered in the bike shops of Bristol and finally grew into a profession with SpokesfromRyan and sister business RyanBuildsWheels.

Ryan is in business because he believes that exceptional wheels make exceptional bicycles. He passionately believes that anyone can learn to build exceptional wheels with a bit of dedication and with quality tools and components.

For workshop fettlers, the act of wheel building is an incredibly zen act that clears that mind and focusses the senses. For the trade, access to custom spokes, delivered fast and in any quantity is simply the most economical way to build wheels. 

Who are we?

SpokesFromRyan is run by a small team of passionate misfits, wheel-nerds and bike punks.

We’re a full-fledged workers co-op, meaning that we all co-own and run the business together. We all get an equal share of the hard work and all profits are ethically distributed between us. This is something that’s immensely important to us.

We put people over profit and feel we’ve created something truly special that’s more than the sum of its parts.

The SpokesfromRyan team was brought together by a shared passion for the freedom of riding bikes, a desire to smash the system and the joy of wheel building.

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Where are we?

SpokesFromRyan is based in St Werburghs, Bristol, UK. 

Due to current health and safety regulations, we’re currently accepting visitors by appointment only. 

Our address is:
SpokesFromRyan, Unit 6, Minto Road, Bristol, BS2 9YW.

Our phone number is:
0117 955 6269

Our email is:

spokes@ryanbuildswheels.co.uk