Posts Tagged ‘Custom’
Fixies are bikes that should present one’s individuality, and Fort Collins, Colorado based Big Shot Bikes will let anyone be a big shot of sorts. The company, which was founded in 2009, offers would-be owners the chance to create a design via an online building tool, offering multiple color choices for the frame, front rim, rear rim, front tire, rear tire, chain, handlebar tape, saddle, pedals and even the crank.
You don’t need to be a “big shot” to ride or own a Big Shot, as a custom bike will set you back about $430, and the company claims to have delivery in about a week.
Big Shot Bikes Official Website
Custom team clothing is quickly becoming a popular choice among team sports. In fact, KineticShift recently had custom cycling jerseys made to wear during the Demo Days at Interbike. At the same show, 2Xu will be introducing its Teamwear line of custom performance garments. Read the rest of this entry »
Southern California based SK8 Factory makes it clear they are no Chinese toy factory. Since 2001 they’ve been producing quality skateboards along with low quantity and low prices. The company keeps its quality control and management in the same facility.
All products are made from 100 percent Canadian hard rock maple, but still produced entirely in the United States. The company offers in-house skateboard deck printing for multiple color, tip to tail graphics. And for those looking for larger orders there is wholesale prices as an option with no setup fee and no minimum. Video after the jump
Cycling isn’t exactly the sport of kings – and on a bicycle most riders are fairly equal. The concept of Republic Bikes is to let riders do their own thing. And while we’ve seen custom jersey makers, this company offers custom bicycles that riders can even design themselves.
The company, which promises designs as unique as its customers, outfitted Google with a fleet of bikes for its Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
For everyone else Republic offers a 3D bike Shop that allows users to visualize the design in 3D. From the website users can create their own custom bike, decide on color and components and then have it build. Turnaround time varies depending on the complexity of the design, but bikes are assembled in the USA at the Republic distribution center in South Florida and then shipped out.
While not as easy as going to the shop and buying a bike off the rack, this ensure that your bike is very much a bike about you.
Republic Bikes Official Website
When purchasing an upscale bicycle a buyer often picks out a frame size, picks out some components and then opts to get a fitting. This is much like buying a suit or a wedding dress, where an item is made to fit you. But PK Cycling of Fairfax, California takes the custom fitting to the next level, and it offers clients the option for a truly customized bike that will fit riders like a tailored suit.
Christopher Kautz of PK Cycling was kind of enough to describe his company’s unique process. Read the rest of this entry »