I think sometimes a bike is a piece of art. This beautiful bike is made even more stunning by its handmade saddle, created by Hannah at London based Grafton Saddler. Hannah designs, hand cuts, dyes, punches, and stitches every saddle she makes.
This one sits on top of a Festka Scalatore, made for a local customer. The Scalatore is a mountain bike, made by the amazing Czech brand. You can read more about Festka at our Bikes page, as they are one of our selected brands here at The Bike Tailor.
Let’s delve deeper into this great custom-built bicycle.
- Festka Scalatore frame
- SRAM RED eTap AXS
- 3T bar stem and seat post
- Custom saddle and matching bar tape by Grafton Saddles
- Enve wheels
- Chris King hubs
Scalatore actually means ‘climber’ in Italian (not in Czech!) so we already have a clue as to the nature of this brilliant frame. It’s lightweight, has great stiffness, and is aerodynamic. Its strength comes from the carbon fibres which allow for stronger and faster climbs.
Janek Jaros from cyclingweekly.com says: “The Festka Scalatore made me feel like I could achieve anything I wanted. It was as if it gave me a superpower.”
Wow, that’s a pretty big claim.
Another great feature of this bike is the SRAM RED eTap AXS – allowing you to change gear at the push of a button. It’s waterproof, keeps your chain secure and quiet, it can be personalised, and it gives you loads of options.
And finally, paired with the always-reliable Enve wheels and Chris King hubs, well, you have one hell of a machine.
What do you think?
The famous Bike Tailor fit
We always make your dream machine fit you perfectly. (We wouldn’t sleep, otherwise.) The Bike Tailor mixes years of experience, top of the range technology, and good old maths to measure, fit, and create your perfect custom build bike.
How much will i pay for a custom built bike?
That very much depends on the spec and preferences for your bike, but we bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Call us for a chat.
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