Supply chain issues cause British custom bike company to pause production of carbon frames

Spoon Customs have taken the decision to pause production of its Vars Disc, in order to manage backlogs within the company

Spoon Customs Vars Disc
(Image credit: Spoon Customs)

British bespoke bike manufacturer Spoon Customs has announced that it will be suspending the production of its award winning carbon bike, the Vars Disc, to manage the backlog caused by "the perfect storm" of supply chain issues in 2022. 

Ongoing effects of supply chain issues and sourcing critical frame parts has led to some customers waiting in excess of 12 months for delivery of new bikes, the company said in a statement on Thursday. This delay has led to the company proactively offering full refunds to all affected customers.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.