Jaegher manufactures steel road bike frames. And this should make you extremely happy.
We believe steel is the best material there is to ride — and shine.
Just like we believe the earth is round. We know everything about steel. It’s our savoir faire. We grew up with it. It’s in our blood. We don’t make carbon frames. When it comes to aesthetics, nothing beats a hand-crafted steel bike: it’s stylish, it’s timeless and it’s pure. And when it comes to performance, nothing can beat steel. Simply put, steel remains the best material to build a bike with. And the last generation of steel has made this truer than ever.
Jaegher frames are made of high-end Italian steel. The steel alloys of the newest generation are ultra-light. Jaegher works exclusively with the top of the range, Columbus Spirit and XCR tubes: thick and solid at the ends, thin and light in the middle. Jaegher works in close partnership with Columbus Italia. After visiting the factory in Milan and meeting their engineers we developed a tube set which makes the Interceptor Flymaster perform even better. This makes your Jaegher one of the best steel road bikes ever made – with a ride quality that is incomparable.
The weight of our frames rivals that of other materials. A Jaegher frame weighs between 1.2 and 1.6 kg. We have built complete road bikes with a weight of 6.7 kg, which is even too light for the allowed UCI minimum of 6.8 kg — and the Tour de France. But on the other hand. Isn’t that weight thing overrated? Maybe because it’s the only thing we can do in the bike shop. Just lift the bike to feel how light it is. It’s also the only thing we can compare. Grams.
But a lot of pro-riders are afraid of a road bike that is too light. Because after every climb there follows a descent. They don’t want – in the words of one of the best cyclists of the world who visited the Jaegher atelier last year – a road bike that feels like a dishcloth. A road bike needs to give you confidence on the hill, on the cobbles and when sprinting. And that is exactly what a Jaegher does.
2. PERFECT FIT
Small, medium or large. All too often, this is your choice when you’re buying a new bike. Then you are fitted to the frame with a longer or shorter seatpost and stem. Obviously, mass manufacturers try to reduce their production costs, and they do this by limiting the number of moulds they need for the frame. With Jaegher we start with you. Our experts take your measurements, down to the last detail, and only then do they start building your frame, tube by tube. And if you can’t come to us, go to your local expert for a bike fitting and send us your measurements. Only then do we put flame to steel. Welding a steel frame takes time and craftsmanship, but we wouldn’t do it any other way. Jaegher has stayed true to its steel roots in frame-building.
3. Comfort on the road
Steel is an extremely reactive and responsive material. A little experiment will show you. Compress a steel spring and it bounces back quickly. Now try an aluminium or carbon spring and you’ll see the difference. This allows a steel frame to absorb the “road buzz”, while it’s stiffness means that each pedal stroke is transferred into pure speed. This unrivalled comfort and road feel don’t just feel good, they also improve your performance. You’ll remain fresh and more alert for longer. The unique feel of steel is difficult to translate into statistics and numbers, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real.
4. GEOMETRY AND FIT
It’s not a secret. It’s all about trends and fashion in the cycle-industry. Extreme oversized tubes, funny curves, ridiculous contrasts between thin and thick what results in dangerous limits on the most crucial zones of a race-cycle. We don’t go there. We don’t want to hide our geometry by making a race-cycle like a seasonal dress. Of course there’s been a huge evolution in positioning on the cycle, the composition of the steel tubes and welding the techniques. But we are proud to show those classic and still most performant lines of a race-cycle.
5. Strenght for life
It’s not a very well-kept secret that some materials lose their strength with time. This includes the resin holding the fibres together in a carbon frame when microscopic cracks form in the layers. Another problem with carbon is it’s fragile. When hit hard it breaks. Jaegher frames are made of high-end Columbus Spirit and XCr alloys and are – what else? – hard as steel. And they keep their strength for life. .
6. Sustainable materials
You won’t find any non-recyclable fibres in a Jaegher frame: simply the best and most honest steel. And if there is an accident don’t throw your Jaegher frame on the rubbish pile – we can repair it.
From steel to gold.
A Jaegher road bike is pure craftsmanship. Every frame is welded or brazed in our atelier in Flanders. Only a few highly specialised welders can handle the ultra-light, thin-walled tubes from Colombus Italia.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘KINDA RIGHT’ AT JAEGHER.
At Jaegher we’re not tempted by mass production. We don’t have special department for ‘bespoke’ or ‘hand-made’ bikes. Simply put, at Jaegher every single road bike fulfils the exact needs of its owner. Every tube of the frame is cut and mitred exactly according to your measurements and bike position. There is no such thing as ‘kinda right’ at Jaegher.
If you want to see, ride and even smell a Jaegher road bike before buying one, you’re welcome to visit us in our showroom in Ghent. Just send an e-mail to email@example.com for an appointment. You can also place your order online and we’ll deliver your frame at home.
Jaegher is all about choice. Your choice. You pick a frame and we can turn it into a track bike ready for the velodrome or a randonneur – complete with mudguards and a luggage carrier – for long-distance touring. What kind of tires do you want? 23, 25, or 28mm? Brakes? Classic rim or disc? Shifters? Classic mechanical or electronic? Or no shifters at all — Il y a des goûts et des couleurs — There’s just one thing we don’t build. We’ll never build a bike we don’t believe in.
For the final assembly, you choose from the finest brands. Groupsets from Campagnolo or Shimano. Wheels from Miche or SWS. Saddles from Enve or Fizik. Stems, handlebars and seatposts from Fizik or 3T. Nothing less will do to make a Jaegher perfect down to the last detail.
When we say custom made, we also mean you can choose between a large selection of colours. Whether innovative or classic, they’re always stylish and timeless – like the frame. We use a wet paint application, and that makes the colours more lively and vibrant, and environmentally friendly too.
. All Jaegher’s now have an extra clear coat. So after the primer, our master painter adds the colour coats and finishes with a clear finish coat on the clear coat. Sometimes we work with a colour coat which gives your bike deep luminous colours. Our painter doesn’t like to leave a job half done. He only works his magic for the finest brands and a long list of elite racers.
Here’s a brief overview of our colours. Soon it will be easier for you to choose your paint in our configurator.
Shadow paint is our most exclusive paint option. We create the shadow effect by working with two colours with the same hue, one a little darker than the other. This brightens the frame and makes it appear even lighter.
The most used ‘Shadow Paint’ combinations are :
Bronze – Brown / Light Blue – Dark Blue / Orange – Red / Grey – Deep Black
Like the name says, this paint option makes your Jaegher look fast even when you’re not riding it. The front of the bike is painted in a brighter colour that gradually becomes darker towards the back. Or vice versa.
The most used ‘Speed Paint’ combinations are :
Cognac – Dark Blue / Azur Blue – Black / Silver Grey – Deep Black
CLASSIC PAINT JOBS
Blood Red / High Sun Yellow / Mediterranean Blue / Dawn Orange / Deep Forest Green / Midnight Black / Sky Blue / Dark Blue / Spring Green / Dark Brown ( Terra Brown) / Terra Orange / Vibrant Red / Champaign Cognac / White / Black / Matte Black
SPLIT DUO FORK
Our Interceptor Classic and Interceptor Flymaster always come with a standard ‘Split Duo Fork’. It means that the inside of th efork has another colour than the outside. This paintjob creates the feeling that the fork is thinner and smoother. And of course it looks gorgeous.
For the inside you can coose between champaign, orange, black or ivory white. For the outside it works best with the colour of your frame.
For the Jaegher logo on the downtube you can choose between champaign, orange, black or ivory white. This colour comes back on the patch on the top tube. With an option it is possible to have the Jaegher logo in another colour or matte paint.
Driving pleasure forever
It goes without saying that you can drop by in the workshop for after sales service. Tuning your gears, mounting new brakepads or chainrings, any kind of maintenance. The satisfaction and riding pleasure of Jaegher doesn’t stop at the sale.