A few years ago I had a local shop build me a bike. I took that excel spreadsheet and filled it out with glee! I was so excited to pick parts, fill in those blanks. All the best of the best! The shop owner took that list, made some tweaks to things that didn't or wouldn't work...heck, what did I know, I just build race cars long ago, bikes were different?
Anyway, it wasn't cheap...but the end result? PHENOMENAL! Perfect! Balanced. Fast. Smooth! I was shocked, daily, at how good that bike felt. It was Gravel Death Project: SOMA Wolverine. My first custom bike. And it was exceptional. I could never buy an 'off the shelf bike' again...which has cost me a small fortune, but the smiles and joy in return? Priceless!
It wasn't that long ago that I build my first custom, one-off, "MY bike"! The COTIC Solaris Max! I hadn't planned on doing it myself, but one thing led to another and I figured, WTH! And I built that beast of a bike!
And you know what? It just rode better. Looked better. Felt better. Why? Because. I picked the best of the best...or at least the best for the money. Sometimes you don't need to spend tons to get the best either.
I did research, lots of it! I found parts that I could cut back on in cost, and still get the same results as the high-end stuff, but then save that money for the REAL high-end stuff that mattered.
I scoured the internet. Read reviews. Made notes. Trial and error'd things. Put parts on, took them off, and replaced them with better? Cooler? Just...different.
So you want to feel "THAT" way about a bike? Give me a shout. I have a shortlist of components and frames I really like but am open to anything as, well, it's YOUR bike, not mine.
Drop me an email? Give me a call? It's all on you. But one thing is for sure? It will be amazing! That I promise you. Why? Because "YOU" built it. Well, with my help of course, but it is your bike! So enjoy the process and the end results.
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