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Biking breathtaking mountain routes is always better (and safer) with great equipment. Have you already spotted your perfect bike? Or maybe you're dreaming of a customized one? We've prepared a little guide on the customization process.
If you’re an experienced mountain biker, you’ve probably tried some bike models and know your priorities. In the case of every sport where the equipment is essential, you start understanding after a while that nothing is universal. Some features or shapes may work perfectly for someone else while not working for you at all – that’s normal. With experience, many bikers come to the conclusion that they do not want to buy another ready-made model and go for compromises again. Instead, they prefer to customize the bike, making it 100% the way they want.
Customization – what does it look like?
If you’ve thought about customization, you may have wondered whether it’s something you need to do on your own or hire a freelancer for. Absolutely not – there are companies that do it for you! All you need is to specify your needs and expectations, and they take care of the rest. Of course, if you want a professional MTB bike, then it’s worth reaching out to companies that specialize in it. They usually have high-quality MTB components for their disposal, meaning that they can create a custom bike that really rides well!
You may ask – are there any limits for customization? That depends on the company – but in general, you should be able to customize the technical components of the bike as well as its external features. You should have the freedom to choose the frame, wheels, tires, crank, saddle, pedals, fork, stem, breaks, and handlebar, among other accessories.
Normally, you choose one of three MTB variants – Enduro MTB, downhill, or all-mountain – so that the company can provide you with a selection of appropriate components. You can also pick a particular model and customize only the external features to make the bike look exactly the way you want. You should be able to choose the colors and stickers.
Why is it worth choosing a customized MTB bike?
Contrary to common conviction, customization doesn’t cost much more than ordering an already existing model. Plus, don’t forget that choosing such is one step towards sustainability. More and more companies are stepping away from continuous production, choosing on-demand solutions. Your custom bike is produced only the moment you order it, and since it has all the features you asked for, it’s much less likely you’ll give it back or switch it for a different one in the nearest future.