Bike Customization

Bullitt versatility: rider position can be set up in upright, aggressive, or in-between.

Bullitt versatility: rider position can be set up in upright, aggressive, or in-between.

No- and low-cost options for personalizing your new bike

We make it easy to customize the fit of your bike. We have two programs; one for fully custom Built-to-Order bikes like human-powered Bullitts and Big Dummy cargo bikes, and another for Factory Built bikes.

Built-to-Order Bike Customization Program

Most non-ebike Bullitt and Big Dummys we sell are built-to-order. For those bikes you get to choose how you configure your cargo bike's cockpit. Whether upright or aggressive, it's your choice, and that means you get the fit you want not what the manufacturer dictates. Select one of our 5 stock handlebars, stem length, and seat post length for no extra charge.

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Handlebar and Stem

We have several stock handlebars which are available at no extra charge on human-powered Bullitt or Big Dummy custom cargo bike builds, and at minimal cost on stock bikes such as e-Bullitts or Xtracyxles. We also  have other handlebars, such as Jones Bars, in stock and can give you a custom quote on an upgrade. The no-charge stock bars include:

  • 15 degree, 23 mm rise (OS)

  • 30 degree, 7 mm rise (OS)

  • 24 degree, 45 mm rise

  • 40 degree, 55 mm rise

  • 50 degree, 70 mm rise

Pair one of these with your choice of a 60mm-120mm length stem.


Most of our custom bikes can also be spec'd with long or short seat posts. Whether 6'6" or 4'11" we can help you build a bike that fits. We're happy to advise you on which length will be best for you. If you'd like a higher quality components we can also source Thomson seatposts for the price difference between it and our stock posts.


Factory Built Bike Customization Program

Value Menu for new bikes purchased at Splendid Cycles  *select from one of our in-stock bars or stem

Value Menu for new bikes purchased at Splendid Cycles

*select from one of our in-stock bars or stem

Brands like Riese & Muller, Wallerang, Xtracycle, and Bullitt STEPS bicycles, are set-up at the factory. These companies do a great job of providing quality parts that are perfect for the "average" person...but none of our customer are average (all are above average, right?). We know that you have preferences for how your bike is detailed so we have a Value Menu of our most-popular upgrades available to select for your new bike, assuming part compatibility. This allows you to customize the bike you purchase from us at minimal cost or hassle.     

Be aware that not all bikes can accept different stems (the R & M Tinker for example) or all of the bars we stock. But, if you aren't comfortable with the stock bike, do let us know and we are happy to advise you on the options for changing the bike's configuration and improving your comfort.

Don't know what's the right bar or stem for you? Need to fit more than one rider? No problem. We have years of experience fitting bikes and customizing bikes and can help you select the perfect set-up for your new bike.



Other Accessories

We have a variety of accessories on hand to help outfit your new cargo bike including lights, fenders, racks, tires, saddles, handlebars, and more. We can't list every accessory we stock so, this page features our most popular accessories for customizing cargo bikes we set up in-house. 


We try to use stock saddles with broad appeal but if  those options are not to your liking, we also stock a variety of Brooks saddles. Brooks saddles are a great compliment to any cargo bike. Durable, comfortable, and classy, they are the perfect upgrade for a bike you'll want to ride everyday. Again, if you choose a Brooks, or your own personal favorite from home for your custom build, we only charge for what gets installed on your bike.


Full time lights are not just a good idea.  They are a brilliant idea, and we carry only the best quality and brightest lights for dynamo hubs and e-assist bikes. We're happy to advise on the best option for your bike and budget.


You invested in a quality bike, be sure to secure it properly! We recommend the best security you can afford to assure that your bike stays yours. In addition to the locks listed below, you may also want to replace quick releases with bolt-on skewers. And, owning a good lock doesn't make your bike 100% theft proof. Knowing how to use the lock and using common sense in high-theft areas is also required. We're happy to go into greater detail with you when you purchase your bike. Let us help you keep your bike safe.

Our preference is a system with multiple levels of security that allows you to lock both wheels, secure the frame, and even your seat and seat post. Here are some of our favorites:

Abus Bordo Granite X Our recommendation for use in areas with highest theft risk  and on high value bicycles. $180

Abus Bordo 6000/6100 Light, compact and great high security, available in combo or key lock options. $130

Kryptonite NY Noose and Fuhgettaboudit Chain Both of these Kryptonite locks offers "bombproof" superior security and versatility so you'll be able to lock your bike securely in any situation. $120 and up

Abus Wheel Lock. The perfect cafe-friendly lock for Bullitt cargo bikes. This lock mounts to the rear seat stays of the Bullitts and securely locks the rear wheel to keep unauthorized users from riding off on your bike. We still recommend a U-lock for theft-prone locations but this lock is ideal for coffee shop or city park stops. $50

Abus Cobra Seat Saver. A simple lightweight 5mm wide, 75mm long cable that secures your seat and seat post. Especially important if you have a quick release seat post clamp.  $10

Krytonite Kryptoflex Cable. Great for use with in conjunction with Bordo,  or U lock, for those needing to secure both wheels.  $10-15