Custom Reviews and News


Is the 1996 Lotus 110 still competitive?


The Lotus 110 is one of the most iconic bikes in two-wheeled history. But is it still fast two decades after it was first released?

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Specialized limited edition Jim Merz Sequoia


Specialized pays homage to legendary frame builder (and ultra-endurance rider) Jim Merz with a gorgeous limited edition Sequoia adventure bike.

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MASI brings the sparkle with gorgeous custom builds


Do you love sparkly things? Then you’ve love these two custom builds.

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Wilier Triestina limited edition Ramato Cento10AIR


The 110-year-old Italian bicycle manufacturer is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Giro d’Italia with a custom painted edition of their Cento10AIR aero road bike.

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Trek releases Degenkolb custom paint scheme


Trek has unveiled a custom paint scheme that highlights the unique personality and talents of Trek-Segafredo star John Degenkolb. An accomplished pro, Degenkolb is best known for his talent early in the cycling season with wins at both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix, two of cycling’s greatest monuments. The 28-year-old German will ride his custom Domane […]

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2017 NAHBS bike show winners


The gathering of the handmade bikes concluded yesterday with over 180 exhibitors showing off their wares in Salt Lake City, Utah. Awards were handed out, in three categories of Riding Discipline, Construction, and Overall Design.

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Specialized Venge ViAS Disc Tom Boonen limited edition


When you race your bike for 15 years, win four Paris-Roubaix titles, three Tour of Flanders crowns, plus a handful of Tour de France stages and a world title, you get special things when you retire.

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River City Bicycles Pro Build: (XXXL) ’77 Seven


Portland’s River City Bicycles bike shop builds lots of incredible custom bikes. But this might be the most unique (and largest) of them all.

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Trek Émonda SLR available with Contador custom paint


Trek has unveiled a custom paint scheme that honors the achievements of Trek-Segafredo rider Alberto Contador, one of the few pro cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours. Check out this beautiful bike.

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Four gorgeous Red Hook Crit Specialized bikes


Ready for some serious bike porn? Click through to get up close with four incredible custom Specialized track bikes.

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Cipollini NK1K Disc, MCM2 and NKTT


Cipollini has a new U.S. distributor based in Florida and they are bringing several new models stateside for 2017. Here’s the rundown.

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Garneau DreamFactory delivers trifecta of customization


Canadian company earns recognition for its DreamFactory Trilogy Concept, which allows consumers to customize bikes, apparel, and helmet.

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When bicycles are designed by regular folks


From the fascinating experiment department comes this project from designer Gianluca Gimini. A few years back she started asking people to draw a bicycle from memory. Sounds simple, right? Not so much…

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Squid Bikes custom DIYFS painted cyclocross racer


Brightly painted, punk rock looking cyclocross racer from Squid Bikes custom painted by its owner (which could be you).

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Moots releases Vamoots RSL limited edition road bike


In honor of its 35th anniversary, Moots Cycles has unveiled the Vamoots RSL limited edition road. Only 50 of these specially painted road bikes will be built by the Colorado-based expert in all things titanium.

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Specialized launches S Build semi-custom bike program


Responding to what it describes as an on-going request from dealers, Specialized has launched S Build, a semi-custom bike program that allows customers to create the bike of their dreams, as long as it fits within a number of parameters.

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Revealed: Customizable 2014 Scapin Ivor Carbon Road Bike


Revised Italian roadster claims lower weight, has new carbon lay-up, and adds option of adjustable aero seatpost for those who prefer a non-ISP option.

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Spotted: Limited Edition Schwinn Paramount Road Frame


America’s oldest bike brand celebrates the Paramount’s 75th anniversary with a fully customizable made-in-USA steel frame.

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Louis Garneau Launches Custom Paint Program


Count Louis Garneau among a growing number of bike makers availing customers the chance to create custom paint schemes on new frames. The Canadian company’s new Dream Factory program includes three customization options that range in price from $275 to $500.

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