Hammer Bikes are a unique collaboration between Belgium’s oldest and most respected bike manufacturer and Hammer Sports. They provide a fully bespoke and custom built bike, with every aspect selected to match your exact needs.
Hammer Team Edition (TE) frames are designed in conjunction with, built, painted and developed by the family owned Belgian business, founded by the De Smet’s in 1921. This includes every stage of the process from drawing board, to geometry, to exclusive carbon lay up, all the way through to the end product. Only the very best frames the De Smet’s can offer bare the Hammer Bikes Team Edition (TE) label! They take the Thompson Bikes experience to a higher level with each bike built to measure and a carefully selected component choice to make the best use of your budget. The bike will be specified after a consultation during which we will take your measurements to choose each component for an exact fit. This means you’ll have a bike built exactly for you, with the correct handlebar shape and width, stem length, crank length, seatpost set back and saddle for you. This will make a fantatastic difference to your comfort, efficiency and the handling of the bike. Each Hammer Team Edition Bike includes a bike fit within the price. The final component choice of your bike will reflect your needs and budget and we will guide you through the maze of handle bar / stem / seatpost choice (frequently Deda or 3T), put you onto the right wheels (often Fulcrum wheels in aluminium or carbon), tyres (usually Continetal), bearing upgrades to reduce the power wasted (ceramic bottom brackets), pedals, and top flight saddles (selle italia, prologo and fizik being the most popular). This really is the full custom service and we can talk to you about our competition experiences how the best component choices make a difference in some of Europe’s top events.
Belgium is the heartland of European cycling and everyone is passionate about the sport. This Belgian heritage ensures exceptional products and Hammer Bikes select the very best this country can deliver.
The De Smet’s business are very involved with cycling and supply frames for many Continental Pro teams. Feedback from these professional racing cyclists is invaluable when it comes to frame development and over the years, frames designed and built by the De Smet’s have been ridden by winners of some of the most prestigious races.
The near century long involvement with cycling has created a range of fantastic state of the art carbon frames, which are equally at home in a pro peloton, in a european sportive race, in your local sportive, or on a club ride. The exclusive Hammer Bikes Team frames are available in your own choice of custom colours as standard so you will get your bike exactly how you want it!