Custom Bike Parts
Owning a custom bicycle is something most of us only dream of. But what do people mean when they talk about a custom bike. To one person it means taking a manufacturers bike and putting some parts on it that didn’t come on it when it came from the factory. To another person it means building a bike from scratch starting with a custom built frame. Custom bike parts are not cheap and here we will discover which parts are important to get right when building a custom bike.
By far the most important thing when it comes to buying a new bike is getting the right fit. Whether the frame is made with titanium, aluminum or steel is secondary for sure. The one thing that matters most is having a bike that fits you. This is where custom frame builders come in. They measure and test and see how you ride a bike and then can make a frame that fit you and your ridding style rather than trying to get a bike that is built for thousands by a manufacturer, to fit you.
I must say right off that I think there is no such thing as the best frame builder. There certainly are some better than others but the one you want to look for is the one that listens to you and will take the time to work with you and the type of biking you want to do to built the best frame for you. Some frame builders have won awards and are featured on web sites and have built a lot of bikes but if they do this for mountain bikes and you want a road bike, they may not be the best for you. Or maybe the builder is really great but wants to feel important and take care of known named racers and so give the average guy an average job. It is important that you are comfortable with him and he with you.
Now the frame is probably the main part of a bike that you need to get custom built but there is a lot of custom bike parts beyond just the frame. There is the fork as well though some might argue they are a part of the frame but they really aren’t. You also have the stem, seat post, handlebars and components and so much more.
When a custom builder has put all your parts together into a bike that is built specifically for you, you will have the bike of your dreams. I will fell more a part of you than anything you have ever ridden before. All this will help you be more efficient with your energy which will help you go farther faster and still have more energy at the end of the day. And it will cost you as you might expect considerable money. That is why you want to be sure that the guy you pick to do it is going to give you what you are expecting. Because after shelling out all that money you don’t want to be disappointed.
Is it worth it? You will have to decide that for yourself but riding a bike built specifically for you out of custom bike parts is a pure joy and one that will spoil you from riding anything else.