CUSTOM BUILD BIKES
Custom build bikes are not only beautiful; they are built to fit your body perfectly.
Is it cheaper to build your own bicycle?
Designing and building your own bike is more cost-effective than buying a road-ready bike from a well-known brand.
If you are willing to invest the time, you can grab yourself a top-quality ride at a fraction of the cost. Allowing you to invest in top quality components and parts, the likes of which are usually only found on high-end £2,000+ bikes.
The research of the correct parts fitting your budget is really the key to a priced custom bike.
It is not that difficult to build your own custom bike, however, if it is your very first time you might are yourself with patience. There are plenty of videos online that can guide you through how to assemble front wheel, pedals, handlebar, and seat.
Alternatively, you can always source all the parts and ask a professional to assemble it for you.
How to pick the parts for a custom bike build?
If you are looking make your own custom-build bike, make sure that you do thorough research and check that all the parts you are buying fit your frame correctly.
Looking at 2nd hand and auction sites can be a great way to nab a bargain, especially for parts and components.
If you are a seasoned cyclist you may look to build your bike from scratch, kicking off by finding a frame that you like.
The first consideration is what material you want the frame to be.
Carbon Fibre is the choice of the pros due to it being lightweight, strong, and compliant (Steel, Aluminium and Titanium are all worthy contenders).
If you decide Carbon Fibre is the material for you, make sure you do your research on the origin of the frame.
There are open mould carbon bike frames all over the internet at very low prices.
Although some of these come from reputable manufacturers, do not go for the cheapest option, as these will not be to a high quality and you risk your precious new custom build falling apart on your first ride.
Custom builds are an excellent way to stand out from the crowd and own the bike of your dreams without breaking the bank.