Stinner Frameworks
Aaron Stinner built his first frame approximately 6 years ago after attending frame-building school at UBI.  In 2012, his one-man business now known as Stinner Frameworks emerged from his garage, where he cut, welded, and powder coated steel frames for close friends and Santa Barbara locals.  Now in 2017, Aaron has grown his small business and shipped hundreds of bikes across the US and the world, now with the help of five other highly skilled employees.
Good design is as little design as possible. –Dieter Rams
Stinner Frameworks prides itself on its ability to balance aesthetically simple frames with top-tier performance qualities, all while creating a unique experience for every customer that steps into their production schedule.  Stinners give the rider freedom to express his- or herself.  Geometry, componentry, and paint design are all representations of their customers’ tastes and interests.  Yet, even with all the details of designing custom bicycles and selling exciting Collection products, Stinner Frameworks boasts a high rate of efficiency given their smaller-scale manpower.  With each Stinner bicycle, you will find all-American authenticity and passion that is unique to their handbuilt framesets.
Bikes & Products
Stinner Frameworks – Kashima Tunnel:

The 2017 Stinner Tunnel is our updated steel Mountain Plus frame, which can accommodate up to 29×2.3″ or 27.5×2.8″ tires.  It’s fully Boost compatible and takes a 180mm rotor in the rear.  This particular frameset also happens to be Aaron’s personal mountain ripper!  The Bronze-Gold and Kashima coating on the Fox Racing stanchions are an absolute match made in heaven.

See more tech specs about our 2017 Collection Tunnel:

Stinner Frameworks – Ti Road Disc, Strawberry Donut Edition:

We love donuts almost as much as we love making clean Titanium frames.  This Gibraltar-D frame set in raw Titanium just left our shop for Australia.  It’s built specifically for ETap and flat mount disc brakes, and also features internal rear brake routing for a total no-cables aesthetic.  We completed the frame set with Chris King components and a paint-matched Zipp alloy stem.  Cheers to beautiful frames and donuts!

Stinner Frameworks – Refugio Pro:

Today we built up our model Collection Refugio Steel frameset with our Pro build, and we’re absolutely enamored with how it came out.  The Refugio Pro weighs in at just under 20 pounds, which is not bad for a steel gravel bike in our books.  You can find the full spec list below.


Frame Set: 2017 Collection Refugio, Steel Gravel in Dorothy Red and Naples Grey

Head Set: Cane Creek 40

Stem: FSA K-Force OS-99 Carbon-wrapped Aluminum

Handlebars: FSA K-Force Compact Drop Carbon

Seat Post: FSA K-Force Carbon 25mm Setback

Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro

Groupset: SRAM Red 22 Hydraulic Disc WiFli with Centerline X CL 160mm rotors

Wheels: Atomik Carbon Disc to White Industries CLD, handbuilt by Jones Precision Wheels

Tires: WTB Exposure 700x34c


See more technical spec’s at:

Stinner Frameworks – Gibraltar-D:

ModelGibraltarRoad-3971Disc brakes have been making their way over to the world of road cycling for a while now.  In 2017 Stinner Frameworks decided to hop onto that train and offer a brand new road model: the Gibraltar-D.

Our intention in designing this frame was to provide another road bike option that performs to the same standards as our classic Gibraltar.  The geometry is exactly the same.  The construction quality remains at the top tier.  The only difference is in the rider’s ability to brake more confidently in wet conditions and feel more stopping control overall.

ModelGibraltarDisc-4136The Gibraltar-D is available in steel or titanium and is compatible with flat-mount disc brakes.  The frame takes 12mm thru-axles, and can comfortably fit 160mm rotors in the front and 140mm rotors in the rear.

Read more about the Gibraltar-D:

Stinner Frameworks – Gibraltar:

ModelGibraltarRoad-4106The Gibraltar is our most popular and iconic frame set, and it’s named appropriately after the epic road climb that embodies the freedom and spirit of road cycling.

Our 2017 Gibraltar is made to accelerate over steep pitches, race across the flats, and barrel down descents using a modern geometry that has the ability to inspire confidence in its rider.  It is stiff and responsive, yet welcoming and comfortable.


ModelGibraltarRoad-4467This frame is fully constructed from TIG-welded steel or titanium and features an aerodynamic carbon fork.  Other technical specifications include:

  • Tire clearance of 28mm
  • Chainring clearance for standard 53/39 tooth cranksets
  • English-threaded 68mm bottom bracket shell
  • Over-sized 44mm internal diameter headtube

To see more info about the Gibraltar, visit our website:

Stinner Frameworks – Refugio:


The Refugio emerged in 2017 after the lines between gravel bikes and traditional cyclocross bikes began to blur together.  It is made to handle all roads–paved, unpaved, and everything in between–with the liveliness of a road bike and the compliance of a cyclocross bike.

We also wanted to ensure that our new all-road model was equipped for the ever-changing future of braking and off-road riding, so we offer both our steel and titanium Refugios with flat-mount disc brake compatibility.  The front end can handle a 160mm rotor and the rear end accepts a 140mm rotor.


Other technical specifications include tire clearance for 700cx40mm or 650bx47mm tires, front and rear 12-mm thru-axles, and chainring clearance for a mid-compact 52/36 setup.  All external cable routing comes standard for the Refugio, but it is easily adaptable for ETap, Di2, and an internal rear brake line to give a clean, functional look.

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Stinner Frameworks – Romero:


The Romero takes zero-suspension off-road adventure riding to a new level.  This monster cross bike allows the rider to take on bigger challenges with confidence.

Our first monster cross bike debuted last year on the 4th of July and landed itself under Kyle Kelley.  Since then we’ve received multiple inquiries and requests to add it to our official line up, so when 2017 launched, we did just that.


The Romero is meant to be the adventure bike of the future.  With its massive tire clearance, there is no need for suspension.  Its relaxed geometry keeps the rider comfortable for hours of touring and back road exploration.  Riders can choose between the soulfulness of steel or the responsiveness of titanium.


Other Technical Specifications Include:

  • Tire clearance of 700cx45mm or 27.5×2.2″
  • Post-mount front and rear disc brakes
  • Clearance for 160mm front and rear rotors
  • 1x setup with max clearance for 42T chainring

Read more about the Romero at

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