How much does a frame cost?
Frames start at $2850. This gets a steel TIG welded frame with a one-color powder coat, built with the finest materials and craftsmanship around. The sky is the limit though, please see the mountain bike or drop bar bike pricing pages for more details.
What Kind of bikes do you make?
Sklar Makes all kinds of bikes, except not fat bikes
Do models do you offer?
Each Custom Sklar is designed and built from the ground up, so there are no models. Though there are two distinct looks for drop bar bikes and mountain bikes.
Sklar does offer a stock geometry mountain bike - the Sweet Spot and will be offering more models over time.
Do you sell complete bikes?
You bet! Sklar works with the best manufactures and distributors of fine bicycle components to get your ride dialed and ready for the miles. We can build your bike almost any way you like. Please get in touch for detailed questions or a quote.
How long does it take to get my bike?
The time it takes to build you your frame or bike can vary quite a bit depending on how busy I am, the options you choose, and lots of other reasons. For a current estimate on the wait time, shoot me an email or phone call, and I will let you know.
Do you build belt drive compatible frames?
Belt drive is not available at this time.
Is my deposit refundable?
The deposit is not refundable. It is a token of good faith that you will follow through with the commitment you are making so that Sklar can best serve other customers with accurate lead times and design work and make sure that those things are compensated if something does happen.
Do you build frames for the Pinion Gearbox
Pinion gearbox frames are not available at this time.
Do you ship internationally?
Absolutely. Sklar sends lots of frames internationally. You should however, be prepared to pay shipping in full as well as any tariffs or import taxes incurred. Sklar will not lie and claim lower values on international shipments.
Can I visit the shop?
We are very busy every day working with customers and building bikes. If you would like to come to the shop you can come any Friday from 5-7 PM for the Sklar/Alter Cycles happy hour. You can even enjoy a local beer or LaCroix on the house.
Sklar Bikes provides each original retail purchaser of a Sklar bicycle or component a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, as stated below:
Workmanship or materials for the lifetime of the product provided normal use and maintenance, for five years.
Crash and damage repairs are performed at a reduced shop rate in addition to materials, paint or powder, and shipping.
Sklar Bikes requests that dependent mechanical parts be provided or ordered through Sklar Bikes, so that they may be available at the time of manufacture. Sklar Bikes will not be held accountable for component incompatibility if the components are not made available.
All final build assembly and the installation of individually purchased items such as stems, forks, racks and other parts should be installed by a professional bicycle mechanic. Sklar Bikes does not provide user installation support.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
Paint, powder or other finishes Normal wear and tear
Improper follow-up maintenance of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for or compatible with the bicycle as sold
Damage or failure due to accident, misuse, abuse, or neglect
Labor charges for part replacement or changeover
This warranty is void in its’ entirety by any modification of the frame, fork, or components.