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I Dream Of Genie: SingleBe Aladdin 29er


Sometimes it’s hard to believe that under the flashy paint there is a bicycle frame that’s made entirely by hand. But the Czech builder Tom Kutin of SingleBe is a true craftsman who takes great pride in both his steel frames and the painting of them.

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright: SingleBe Camo Plus

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright: SingleBe Camo Plus


If there’s one thing that can be said about the Eastern European custom bike building community, it’s that they aren’t afraid of breaking tradition and aggressively testing genres. SingleBe is a small workshop in the Czech Republic town of Choceň and their latest mountain bike is a radical piece of engineering.

Czech Both Ways: SingleBe Red Commuter

The Czech workshop of SingleBe Bikes are what Tim Paterek would describe as a ‘comprehensive custom builder’, meaning that each bike produced is wholly singular…

SingleBe Caleido SSCX

When it comes to the custom bike scene, there’s plenty to talk about in the Czech Republic, what with the Podia crew, Festka, Rozzo and…

SingleBe Bikes Rock’n’Rolla

There’s some pretty inspiring bikes coming out of the Czech Republic custom scene these days, especially the off-road sector. One workshop that’s spearheading that movement…

SingleBe Bikes Street-Killer

Aside from a tailored fit, custom frame builders afford an adaptability to market forces that brands who rely om mass-production can only dream about. Case…

SingleBe Bikes

Bicycles and motorcycles have helped each other evolve since… well, since someone stuck an engine in a bicycle. Disc brakes, the threadless headset, triple clamp…