C-Bear Signature Cycles and Parlee Z-Zero custom road bike build competition C-Bear build off with Nie Brothers bike shop and Alchemy Helios custom disc brake road bike

This week, we presented two full custom road bikes sponsored by C-Bear ceramic bearings and their US distributor Sprocket Scientist. On the left is the Parlee Z-Zero x Signature Cycles project. On the right, the Nie Brothers x Alchemy Helios. Click the links to check out the complete builds and details, then tap that little button (pop-up window, just in case you have those things blocked) to vote for your favorite.

Why vote? Assuming you use a legit email address, you’ll be entered to win a C-Bear bottom bracket solution for your own bike worth $120 to $180 depending on model!

And check out the brands and builders behind the contest below…

C-Bear
Sprocket Scientist
Parlee
Signature Cycles
Alchemy
Nie Brothers

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bike gang
8 years ago

bike gang don’t run bbs

Alan
Alan
8 years ago

I’m w/ Towelie, I choose………Both!!

iwouldbangthecrapoutofjodiarias
iwouldbangthecrapoutofjodiarias
8 years ago

Go discs or go home, lol. Boy, those are some huge sized frames size xxx large

rico
rico
8 years ago

It is honestly too hard to pick a winner out of these two. It was quite interesting and enjoyable though, to read about each build’s custom requirements and to see how they turned out.

Good job to all the guys involved in these bikes.

yesPlease
yesPlease
8 years ago

The one on the right looks way too much like a Ritte paintjob. Nice builds though.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
8 years ago

While they’re both nice, I think the Parlee is the winner.

ve
ve
8 years ago

I think you should add a short description to each bike in the survey, in case people get Alchemy as the first option, but see Parlee as the first picture.

Something simple like the green one and the blue one.

Jerome
Jerome
8 years ago

“Voting is open to anyone in any location, but winners must be residents of the United States of America”… Is that silly or not? 🙁

dirty dan
8 years ago

@yesPlease, I was unaware that Ritte owned the rights to the colors of the belgian flag. The Parlee has cool subtle touches that I like. The Alchemy is a little too loud…and this build-off had too many set parameters.

skid
8 years ago

What a waste of $$$ ! Money would have been better spent supporting youth racing or safety initiatives.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Don’t be such a bleeding heart, money is never wasted on art like this… and besides, as far as advertising dollars go this is proving to be money WELL spent for everyone involved.

1Pro
1Pro
8 years ago

art?

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking
pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking
8 years ago

Bikes for Giants need disc brakes.

rico
rico
8 years ago

No they don’t. Road bikes never need disc brakes.

Jak0zilla
Jak0zilla
8 years ago

I like the look of the Ritte, but could not find it listed as an option to vote for.

drider
drider
8 years ago

seems like just about everyone follows Ritte on facebook…

Ilikeicedtea
Ilikeicedtea
8 years ago

@rico – Joseba Beloki disagrees.