If looks could kill…it’s a material world
The very first thing other cyclists or even non-cyclists would notice is the appearance of your bike. Some may even judge you based on the type/brand of bicycles you use. Sure, most of us will drool at the sight of the latest Pinarello Dogmas, Specialized S-Works Venge or Cervelo RCA but when was the last time you ‘wowed’ at a truly artistic marvel of a bicycle?
Although most might say beauty is only skin-deep, going custom really allows you to truly determine the geometry, colour, finish and even details of your two-wheeled machine. If you desire high-performing bicycles which are also mobile art pieces, look no further than Passoni, an Italian custom bike brand with close to 3 decades of frame-building experience, particularly with the precious metal titanium. Passoni custom-builds the best titanium bikes money can buy and offers a wide range of options for customization:
Lots of options for customization, down to your headset cap color. Photo: Passoni
Check out our interview with Matteo Cassina, Chairman and co-owner of Passoni here.
Bike fit and custom geometry
A good-looking bike is one thing, but feeling good on the bike is equally important, especially if you are going to spend long hours on the saddle. A significant aspect of how comfortable you are on the bike is dependent on your bike fit. Think about it this way, the more you are ‘one’ with the bike, the more likely you will enjoy riding your bike, even for long periods of time.
Off-the-shelf performance bicycles can easily cost 10 grand or more. Given that so much is invested in your next dream rig, why not go for something truly unique and custom, unless your dream is to own professional team replica bikes. In fact, custom bikes might make it worth your investment in the long run because it is truly fitted to you and your riding preferences, making it less likely for you to want to switch to another bike (unless you are willing and have the means to do so).
It’s all in the details