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Curve Belgie Spirit | Don's Custom Build

If you're going Curve, you may as well go Custom

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The brief

Long-time customer Don had been thinking about a titanium bike for a while. He'd always had a soft spot for Curve bikes and we certainly understand why.

The goal was to produce a high-performance road bike which delivered a good level of comfort plus would be super-durable. Trusting our advice, Don gave us free reign on the finer details. Let the fun begin!

The bike

We chose a Curve Belgie Swift as the basis for the build as it offered a great compromise between road performance and rider comfort.

The crowning glory with this particular frame is that Don requested it to be partially painted: it really sets the bike apart from the crowd, and it looks fabulous.

Because of the performance desires and allowable budget, we went with a Di2 (electronic) Shimano Ultegra groupset. Not only is the shifting speed and accuracy second-to-none but the long-term maintenance costs are also lower because the gear cables never need replacing. (This can be a very-time consuming -- and therefore costly-- exercise with many modern bikes.)

For the wheelset, we chose Shimano's RS770 wheels because they would offer Don the exact performance and reliability he was looking for. They were mated to Schwalbe Durano tyres, not only because of their performance and durability but also their aesthetics.

We chose an SQ Lab saddle for Don as we've been fans and supporters of the brand for a very long time and understand exactly how well they work.

For the finishing touch, we used a trio of Syntace components: a carbon seat post, carbon handlebars and alloy stem. Syntace is a German company making components which offer exceptional quality, so these pieces were the perfect way to finish an exceptional bike.

Ride on, Don!

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