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Alter Cycles is Bozeman's core bicycle shop specializing in the finest repair services and bespoke custom built bikes from Intense, Knolly, Foundry, and Fairdale. Suspension, brakes, shifting, road and mountain bike fit, we do it with the best customer service in the region. Happy Trails!

 

Dream Bicycle Builds


 

"Designed" just for you to provide an experience. What makes our custom builds different is our process.

We sit down with you over a coffee or a beer on the house and listen closely. If you already know your specifics or have your frame and pieces, we're more than happy to go full bike nerd with you on degrees, grams, and fit and be jealously excited to help you build your dream machine – but if you're not sure that's where we get to have some real fun:

Let's say you're a die-hard backcountry snowboarder that's stuck here in the summers because of a new family. Congrats by the way! Because we work so closely with leading boutique manufacturers listed here that we chose for specific ride characteristics, we know just how we can build you your "summer split-board", combining all the right pieces and assembled like a clock so you can have the perfect balance of flow and efficiency that will make any August (or Juneuary) day feel like the best bluebird blower pow day.

 
 
 

Bespoke Build : Meg's Rippin' Raw + Purple 2015 Knolly Warden. SRAM X01, Stan's Flows laced to Hope Hubs, bits from RaceFace, Chromag, Twenty6, Ergon. She hadn't gotten a new bike for quite a few years, so we built it to last just in case, She's stoked.

Bespoke Build : Meg's Rippin' Raw + Purple 2015 Knolly Warden.

SRAM X01, Stan's Flows laced to Hope Hubs, bits from RaceFace, Chromag, Twenty6, Ergon.

She hadn't gotten a new bike for quite a few years, so we built it to last just in case, She's stoked.


Bespoke Build : Stevo's wife, Katie's custom Sklar aggressive geo 27.5" hardtail, made by our very talented shipmate, Adam Sklar. Built with black everything, even the chain. X01, RaceFace Next, Stan's Crests on Hopes, Ergon...

Bespoke Build : Stevo's wife, Katie's custom Sklar aggressive geo 27.5" hardtail, made by our very talented shipmate, Adam Sklar.

Built with black everything, even the chain. X01, RaceFace Next, Stan's Crests on Hopes, Ergon...


Bespoke Build : Mike's Moots Mooto-X YBB Ti 29er. Shimano XT 2x11 group, Stan's Arch hoops laced to XTR hubs, Rock Shox Revelation, KS Dropper... Built for exploration.

Bespoke Build : Mike's Moots Mooto-X YBB Ti 29er.

Shimano XT 2x11 group, Stan's Arch hoops laced to XTR hubs, Rock Shox Revelation, KS Dropper... Built for exploration.

 

STEVO'S KNOLLY CHILCOTIN


1/2 owner Stevo's personal enduro race & park rig. 

If you haven't ridden with Stevo, he was a professional BMX racer and trails rider as well as grew up racing motos and cars flat-out in the woods. He's pretty quick. 

He describes this as "My favorite thing I've ever owned". So far, a perfect balance of efficiency, traction, and playfulness. "Climbs better than my old carbon XC hardtail (Might be a slight exaggeration), Rips harder with more control than my DH race bike on most DH trails... and it glows in the dark!"

Bespoke Build  | 2014 Knolly Chilcotin, 160mm, 26" 

Our special blend:

2014 Knolly Chilcotin, 160mm travel, 26". "Yes, I know it's not a 650b."

SRAM XX1  x  Race Face Next SL  x  MRP G2 Mini guide 11 speed drivetrain, 30t x 10-42t "I also run a 34t occasionally for racing."

Cane Creek DB Air CS "Unparalleled traction, control and tunability, I'm sold."

Rock Shox "Single Crown Boxxer WC" (custom built by Stevo). Basically it's a 35mm platform, 130/160mm 2-position air Lyrik fitted with oil-tuned Boxxer WC dampers, redundant seals removed for greater sensitivity, and a Boxxer 20mm bolt-on axle for additional stiffness. "They should have produced this fork. They didn't, so I did." RS's 30 hour oil service interval is now halved on this one.

Hope EVO Pro2  x  Stan's Flow EX  x  DT 1.8/2.0 with allow nipples, ran at higher than normal tension. "More control and faster than carbon hoops as long as I'm not on the pedals for 1/2 the race." "30 PSI in my Minions..."

Race Face SixC Carbon Bars "Full width."; Local, ethically sourced, grass fed Twenty6 Pedals, Stem and Seat Collar; Avid XO Trail Brakes; KS LEV 150mm Dropper Post, Race Face Aeffect Saddle.

 

Bespoke Build  |  Affordable 2014 Intense Carbine 29C

Bespoke Build  |  Supercross Blur Mini BMX for a VERY stoked 9yr old.