Butted Bicycle Tubing

With True Temper’s announcement to exit the bicycle tube market leaving OX Platinum and Supertherm customers behind, Vari-Wall is ready and excited to fill the void!

We are returning to our roots. In 1985, we began operations in an 800 square foot garage in northeast Ohio. There we developed and perfected our patented processes used to manufacture butted tubing for bicycles. During the early years, our sole focus was to support bicycle manufacturing at all levels. We were instrumental in helping steel Mountain Bikes enter the mass market arena and we created the world’s first aluminum butted bicycle tubing. In a few short years, we became a key supplier of butted bicycle tubing for many companies including:

  • Cannondale Bicycles
  • Huffy Bikes
  • S & M Bicycles
  • Trek Bikes
  • GT Bicycles
  • Marzocchi Suspension
  • Specialized Bicycle
  • Answer/Manitou
  • Fox Racing
  • RockShox
  • Klein Bikes
  • Gary Fisher Bicycle

The late 1990’s and early 2000’s proved to be very difficult for our customers due to low cost imports. Many either closed or moved their operations out of the USA. As a result, most of our butted tubing machines migrated to automotive and aerospace applications. However, we never stopped supporting our butted bicycle tube and suspension fork customers.

In March 2015 we were approached by Chris Moeller, S&M Bikes President, to help solve quality and delivery problems they were having with Air Hardening steel tube sets. Quickly we set to work locating the best North American made raw materials and heat treat sources needed to fill his needs. In November 2015 we shipped our first Air Hardening butted tubing.

Vari-Wall is ready to fill the void with a complete line of Vari-Wall Extreme™ and Vari-Wall Thermlx™ seamless tubes. Our butted Chrome Moly and Air Hardening seamless steel tubes are available in sizes ranging from .750” OD to 1.500” OD and gauges ranging from ultra light 7/4/7 through constant wall 1.2mm. Our Vari-Wall Thermlx™ seamless butted tubing is available in strength levels ranging from 150 to 200 ksi.

Vari-Wall is a family owned business and we will never move our operations offshore. We are 100% committed to manufacturing right here in the USA.

To get started with our seamless butted bicycle tubing products, Vari-Wall Extreme™ and Vari-Wall Thermlx™, fill out a web form on our site. You can also contact us at 330-482-0000.