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We support small makers who take risks, go against the grain and showcase their personality, passion (and a part of themselves) in every piece that rolls off the production line. We personally use and abuse these components ourselves and would love for you to try them out too.
Why you might want to paint your bike
Retro & vintage gurus 🕰️26" MTB Paint Projects
Bike industry standards have moved on but you certainly haven't. You have immense discipline and patience through waiting for components to arrive. You have 3-4 parallel projects at any given time and are always looking for excuses to start a new one...
Commuters & bikepackers 👟Gravel Bike Paint Projects
You're into the steel aesthetic but you're pragmatic. Disc brakes and 650b rims allow you to reduce time sourcing for obscure parts discontinued decades ago. To you, the right paint job is like a well-cut tee: versatile, elegant and complementary to what you already have.
Shred Sleds 🪨Full-Suspension MTB Paint
You like the rough stuff and so does she. The rockier, the rootier, the better. You're both immensely capable and have sailed through life (and near-death) together. You'd like to honour your faithful steed with the gnarly glow-up she deserves.
(Hardtail) party animals 🎢Hardtail MTB Paint
You've honed a distinct riding style over the years and can't resist playing and pushing the limits, whether with trail features or your unconventional travel setup. As an extension of your personal style, your bike has to look as fresh as you do on the trails.
Commuters (26er MTBs and gravel bikes)
Trail-ready (hardtail and full-sus MTB)
Custom Paint Process
Chat with us and let's make some magic happen ✨
Get Bike Paint Ideas
Discuss your dream build, from paint job to components, old school or new school. We can design decals from scratch (fully custom designed bike paint) or replicate your original design (for restorations)
Bike Paint Pricing
The cost of a bike paint job depends on the condition of the bike and the complexity of the design:
1 colour (including decals): $550 for alloy frame / $600 for carbon frame (due to more complex, time-consuming process)
Additional colour: $60 per colour
Special effects: $100 per effect
Custom graphics: From $200 (depending on complexity)
Dismantle and Assembly
We're based in R3 Cycles and the friendly folk there can help you dismantle your bike and put it back together after it's done. Let us know if you'd like to service your bike after we're done with the paint job.