Sales by appointment only
Located in Frederick, Colorado; just East of the Boulder/Lyons/Longmont area and some of the best biking around
Phone: (303) 589-3108
By appointment only
Who should buy a custom built frame and why?
Everyone! Our hand-built bicycles are often made for people who have reached a point as an athlete or cycling enthusiast where they have found that a bicycle built for their needs, and built to their specific body dimensions, is far and above what they can pick up off a shelf at their local bike shop. Ask anyone who has had a frame designed and hand-crafted to their specific dimensions and they will tell you there is a night and day difference in comfort and quality. Large manufacturers of frames usually offer only 3 or 4 (sometimes 5) sizes and then expect that you will fall into one of these "general size ranges" . This is great if people only come in 4 sizes and all have proportionate arm, leg, torso, and hip dimensions! All too often people are caught between sizes and are forced to try to make the bike fit themselves better by changing around components. This can greatly impact the ride quality and handling of a bicycle that was designed with specific components in mind to achieve its intended purpose and ride characteristics. Custom bicycles eliminate these issues by designing EVERYTHING to work together WITH the rider, as an extension of the rider.
Check out this article for a great read on selecting a custom builder.
How affordable is a handbuilt frame?
This question is asked more than any other and the one that receives the most surprised reaction when answered! Most of the time custom
frames are comparable to large manufacturers pricing! Where the true value shows, however, is in the custom fit and ride you get for the same price. For example, Samsara Cycles recently built a frame
for a long time cyclist who really liked the design and handling of a specific high end bicycle built by a large manufacturer. The problem is that this customer is not your average dimension cyclist
and definitely would have had to take a frame that was either too large or too small for his dimensions. Samsara Cycles acquired the geometry for that manufacturer's frame and combined it with the
dimensions of the customer to achieve the perfect mix of fit and function the customer demanded. A custom component group was hand selected and everything from the water bottle cages to the handlebar
tape was designed for that customer's needs; even the color was his personal touch! In this particular case, all of this was done at a final cost that was actually LESS than that of the large
Can I trust Samsara Cycles LLC?
Samsara Cycles LLC is a licensed and insured bicycle frame company established in 2009 which is dedicated to building quality custom
frames and bicycles for everyone and for all purposes. Please review our purchasing page to review our purchasing and warranty information. Please feel free to contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 303-589-3108, to discuss your specific frame requirements, or to work up a price quote.