Why do we build bikes?
At Ten-Point, we love bikes. We love riding bikes, carrying out a bike fit to ensure you are comfortable on your bike, tinkering with bikes to make them purr and helping you select the parts so we can build you the bike of your dreams.
It’s true; we do sell ready-built bikes. If you don’t know your bottom bracket from your headset, or you aren’t interested in learning the difference between BB30 and BBRight, these are a great place to start. However, if you have something special in mind, we’re never happier than when sitting down with you over a coffee, finding out what sort of riding you do, what you plan to do in the future and what you want your bike to be. We’ll talk you through all the options around frames, gears, wheels and components and will guide you based on our many years experience of riding and building bikes across the entre price spectrum.
We don’t carry a lot of stock in the shop (we don’t have a big premises after all!) but there’s no bike component we can’t source for you to help complete your dream build. You want Rolf wheels? Check. You want a Cobb saddle? Check. You want a full Shimano Dura Ace Di2 build? Check. You want the ultimate build of the bike Tour Magazine voted as the best bike ever, the Storck Aernario Platinum? Check. Whatever your cycling dreams, we can help you get there. Whether that’s a mountain bike for having fun in the woods on the weekend, something light to get you over those tough alpine climbs, or a Carbon Fibre, Aero superbike (Überbike?) to take you to glory in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, we can build it for you.
What makes us different?
When you come into the shop, you’ll see we don’t have many bikes built and ready to sell. This means we’re not going to fob you off with that old bike we’ve had hanging around for ages that we want to clear. Instead, we’ll talk to you (God knows Brian will talk the hind legs off a donkey given half a chance) and we’ll learn about your goals. We’ll then recommend a GURU bike fit with one of our F.I.S.T. certified advanced bike fitters.
Buying a bike is, for most, a big purchase, so it pays to take your time and get it right. A big part of getting it right is making sure you buy a bike that fits you and allows you to be comfortable. If you’re not comfortable you won’t enjoy riding your shiny new bike and it will end up un-loved, gathering dust in the corner of the garage. And that would make your bike, and us, very sad. Instead, we’d rather your bike felt like an extension of you, so when you’re not riding it you feel like a limb has been lopped off!
Once your bike fit is complete, we’ll then offer advice on which bike would suit you best and meet your needs, both in performance and price. Yes, we love superbikes like Time, Storck and Cervélo, but if your budget is more Clark’s than Choo’s, we’ll make sure you get the best bike you can – and we’ll still make sure it fits you properly.
Take a look at some of the beauties we’ve built below, or head over to our gallery of bike builds to see more. Better still, give us a call or drop in and we can start discussing your dream machine with you.
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