Clearance - LAYHAMS - 54cm
Clearance - LAYHAMS - 54cm
Clearance - LAYHAMS - 54cm

Clearance - LAYHAMS - 54cm

Regular price £ 995.83 GBP Sale

£1195.00 inc. VAT
New Frame only.


This Layhams frame is a new box fresh frame but does not include a fork. The frame comes with a headset, hanger and cable guide. If you need help finding a suitable fork get in touch. It comes with a 5 year warranty (except on cosmetic issues) and the normal Bowman customer service.

      • Triple Butted Stainless steel frames
      • Full Carbon, mudguard friendly fork
      • Full mechanical and Di2 compatibility
      • Mudguards and 28c tyres fit fine
      • Threaded 68mm BSA BB Shell
      • 27.2mm seatpost size


  • A year round bike need to be one that encourages, inspires and excites. The Layhams is designed for these very purposes – whatever the weather or conditions, it’s ride will get you out of the door. Traditionally, a classic winter bike hails from the lower echelons, but as your go-to bike for a huge amount of hours in the saddle, we feel that you deserve better.
  • Stainless steel resists the worst that any winter can throw at it, whilst offering enough comfort to allow you to come back for more in the days that follow, without numbing any of the sensations that make getting out there into the lanes so engaging. With room for 28mm tyres plus full mudguards, it will weather any climate – year round, and protect you from the elements on the longest of rides. No Audax too far, no winter group ride too long.
  • Triple butted Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steel, the 17-4PH / Carpenter Custom 630 chemistry tube set is used from tip to toe on the Layhams, with full mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing. Like the palace, we favoured external cabling for mechanical gearing to ease on-the-fly maintenance and lubrication, but when fitting Di2 or other electronic groupsets, we wanted clean lines, so we developed the removable cable routing system that leaves no bosses in place when running a digital rather than analogue set up.
  • Without guards, 30mm plus tyres fit within the frame, and through long drop calipers, and a 27.2 seat tube size continues the long distance comfort compatibility. It’s simply no more than you deserve.


All Bowman frames use a threaded bottom bracket. Super easy to fit at home with a single tool, they are a very reliable system. All major crank and component manufacturers have a crank that will fit straight out of the box and without the need for adapters.

The English threaded bottom bracket is the perfect, solid and reliable option

Bowman Cycles PalaceR Bottom Bracket
Bowman Cycles PalaceR Front


The Layhams has been designed to run sectioned, external cable routing for both the brakes and the gears when built with mechanical shifting groupsets. Our focus was ease of set up, use and maintenance for the home mechanic.
External cabling allows more direct cable runs, reducing opportunity for friction in the braking and gear systems - maximising performance.
By reducing the number of holes in the frames tubes, you can also minimise wall thickness to help reduce frame weight.


Getting a bike that’s fits is a vital, yet often underrated part of the whole cycling experience. Riding the correct size bike can, not only, make the difference between winning and losing but a poorly sized frame can ruin the ride itself with back and joint pain.

We would always recommend getting good fitting advice from someone who’s opinion you trust, possibly a professional fitter who will be able to interpret our geometry data to determine what size is best for you. We're always happy to help with sizing advice and comparing geometries.

Each person has a preferred riding style and bike set-up so nothing is set in stone when it comes to sizing. The chart below shows a guide for which size of Bowman frame we recommend based purely on height and inseam.





We currently only sell our frames direct via our website – this way you can ensure you get the best price.



We have a range of demo bikes which are available to test if you are local to us - or would like to visit – at our headquarters in Brockley, South East London. We can promise great coffee (and tea is available if that’s your thing). We also occasionally meet customers in Central London if you are unable to get to us.


For International orders outside of the E.U, tax is automatically removed from your sale at the checkout based on your billing and delivery address location, you will however be liable for import tax/duty based on your own country's laws when the item reaches your country, this is usually based on a percentage of the items total value. These charges are not included in the amount you pay to us for shipping and you are responsible for taxes and any import fees. Your order will be held by your local customs office or the courier until this is paid so it may delay your order.


We ship worldwide on all products, shipping costs are:

Free - UK

£25 - Near Europe

£35 - Rest of Europe

£75 - America, Africa, Arabia

£85- Asia, Oceania, Rest of World

Customers in Malaysia and Singapore should contact our Malaysian distributor The Cyclist Wardrobe. We can't ship to these countries.



We offer a five-year warranty against material or workmanship failure for the original owner. Your statutory rights are not affected by these terms.



If you have a problem with your frame set and the issue cannot be resolved via email (email is always the fastest way of getting in touch with us, so please do try this first) and your frame needs to be returned to us, you are responsible for the shipping cost. Once we have checked the frame over and determined the cause of the problem we will inform you how it can be resolved.

If the problem is deemed to be a material or workmanship issue we will then offer either repair, wherever possible, a replacement or a full refund. We will also refund the cost you as the customer paid to have the frame returned to us. Any warranty replacement will be shipped free of charge, even for international customers.  


If you paid via PayPal and we action a refund, please allow one working day for the funds to credit your account.

If you paid for your frame using a credit card and have been informed by us that we have actioned your refund, the refund can take 3-8 working days. We have no control over this timeframe. Once we release the funds the length of time the funds take to credit your account is determined by the relationship between your bank/card company and the secure 3rd party payment gateway we use (Stripe Payments). Times may vary, so please check with your bank/credit card company first. You should be able to see that a payment in due to your account, even if it has not shown on your statement

If the problem is deemed to be a material or workmanship issue we will then offer either repair, wherever possible, a replacement or a full refund. We will also refund the cost you as the customer paid to have the frame returned to us. Any warranty replacement will be shipped free of charge, even for international customers.  



There are answers to many of our Frequently Asked Questions on our FAQs page

You can check those out by clicking here