There’s an enjoyment you get from something you build yourself that you won’t get from a fully packaged product. When a buddy of ours decided to build his own bike, we figured we’d document the process. Check out the video and peruse what he used below:

  • VISP 59cm Aluminum Frame
  • Leader Carbon Fiber Fork
  • Origin8 Pro-Pulsion Bullhorn Handlebar
  • Deda Bar Wrap
  • Origin8 Aluminum Stem
  •  FSA Headset
  • Wipperman Connex Chain
  • 16 Tooth Track Cog
  • Fuji Offset Seat Post
  • Origin8 Saddle
  • Wellgo Superlite Pedals
  • Vuelta Zerolite Pro Wheels
  • Vittoria Zaffiro Tires
  • Shimano Bottom Bracket
  • 1/8″ 165mm Crankset with 46-Tooth Chain Ring

Build Time: 2 hrs
Final Weight: 17 lbs
Total Spent: approx. $550

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Ah, the waffle weave. Looks cool, feels great, reminds us of toasted Eggos. You’ve seen them before–probably in a fancy store or hotel–but Parachute’s brand new Waffle Towels are different. They’re spun using innovative Aerocotton Technology, which basically means they’ll be dry by the time your significant other finally gets out of the shower and realizes you stole their towel. Parachute’s Waffle Towels come in two sizes and two neutral colors. Plus, their 100% cotton construction means they start soft and only get softer with time. Even Kevin McCallister would approve.