SCARAB makes custom bikes and our goal is for the bike to fully become yours. Your body has an optimal position to ride a bike, so we start by reflecting that position with your FIT. When we design a geometry, we go further than choosing tube lengths and angles to match your fit. For us, a well done GEOMETRY is how we get you closer to telepathy.
When designing our bikes, we strive to achieve what we call Telepathic handling. A harmonious composition of agility, comfort and performance, that handling of your Scarab feels effortless, as if controlled by your mind rather than with body actions. <<All this year’s riding, and you haven’t thought about that?>> No problem, we got you! Handling is so unique and specific to every rider, that most people don’t even think about it. Here at Scarab we want to enhance your riding experience by helping you find the sweet-spot of how you like your bike to handle and deliver that to you. And remember: the action we do most while riding a bike is not pedaling, it is handling (controlling) our bikes!
What is the most visible step of a custom Scarab design? Paint. Not any generic paint: your paint. We work with Colombia’s leading paint company to distill a select color palette. Not everyone is an artist, so we make it easy for you by providing four pre-designed paint schemes that you can choose from and customize to your preferences. Our professional design team works with you to pick a color combination, one that speaks to you, inspires you and delivers inimitable glee every time you gaze at it.
A custom bike starts with you: the rider. The bike is adapted to fit you, not the opposite way where you must find a way to fit the bike. A fitting will let us know how you interact with your bike and provide us the exact coordinates of how you ride your bike. It can all be summarized to three key contact points that are expressed as very precise coordinates.
Steel bikes make you want to push harder, ride further, climb higher; at the end, they make you want to ride more. Steel bikes are meant to be used and to be enjoyed while doing so. That is all we want, you riding more.
You don’t build your dream bike every day. We know that you are excited! But we also know that you come to us with a ton of questions, dilemmas ,and decisions that you may not feel good about making yourself. Our advice: don’t try to figure them all at once.
Our process has been designed to engage a conversation with you. The more you ask, the more you tell us, the more you explore your options, the most we will get out of you. And all that input you give us will be imprinted on the bare bones of the bike.
Colombia thrives with impressive and colorful landscapes and towns, flavorful tropical fruits and joyful rhythms of music. Its people are faithful to traditions, memories of childhood and a spirit of perseverance, entrepreneurship and liveliness. All these are evident in the cycling culture that shines all over the country. Born in the Andes, Scarab builds custom bikes with a Colombian soul to match, as if it were an extension, to the cyclist that will own it.
We continue the tradition of building bikes by hand, while incorporating newer technologies. Instead of revolving around a single master of the trade, Scarab has invested in training new young talent to keep the art of custom bike building alive. With the different models of Scarab, a bicycle can get its own spirit: adventure, competitiveness, a climber or artistic quality of a hand-painted piece.
We can’t tell you just one reason why you should choose a bike from Scarab, because there are many. From the technical aspects of a built-to-measure bike, the personalized piece of your art, a piece that will carry the essence of Colombian culture, the human connection to like-minded individuals and finding pleasure in knowing that one-size does not fit all. Colombians, and us at Scarab, don’t obsess with cycling, we live it with passion. We are sure that a Scarab will bring you joy and excitement each time you ride it. But don’t just take our word, we rather invite you to try one of our bikes and become part of our family.