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Six of the best custom painted bikes from the wild to the whacky

Bikes, they come in many shapes and forms. And lots of colours too. You can have your road bike in just about any colour you fancy, and if you're feeling special, you can even get a custom painted bike. We've scoured the pages of road.cc to gather up six of the best-looking custom painted bikes we've seen in 2017.

You might not agree with our list, and that's fine. That's what the comments section is for. Let us know if you've seen a better-looking custom painted bike that should have been on this list.

Our pick of six of the best custom paint jobs


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Merida Reacto
Merida Reacto Disc 7000-E — £3,400
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Open UPPER Custom
Unpainted UPPER frame & fork — £3,900
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Colnago C60 Mapei
Colnago C64 frame & fork — £4,100 Eurobike favourite bikes
Parlee Z-Zero
Z-Zero frame, fork & headset — £7,779
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Bianchi Specialissima Pantani
Bianchi Specialissima CV Pantani Frameset — £3,800
Bianchi's Pantani tribute
Argon 18 Gallium Pro Argon 18 Gallium Pro 9150 — £6,800
Fabio Aru’s Gallium Pro

Note:Except for the Bianchi, you can't actually buy these bikes or frames in the particular livery we've featured, so these are the closest equivalent that you can then take to your friendly neighbourhood bike painter.

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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alexn [42 posts] 5 months ago
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I like this one....but then I m not very impartial ..... as its mine!  1

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fluffed [95 posts] 5 months ago
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Wilier’s Cento10 Air Ramato finish is jaw dropping,  should be though for an extra grand!

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mrwirey [1 post] 5 months ago
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One of my Trek Project Ones ... I don't put it in the rotation much as it is too pretty.

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jaysa [58 posts] 5 months ago
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Gosh, some of those original six are eye-watering! Aru's Argon is ok, but the Ramato 'beaten copper' finish is much nicer.

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A440 [33 posts] 5 months ago
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Someone at road.cc is being sacked right now, for allowing an Argon 18 bike to be seen on the site.

They will show the most obscure bikes in the world, but heaven forbid an Argon make it onto these pages.

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fenix [994 posts] 5 months ago
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A440 wrote:

Someone at road.cc is being sacked right now, for allowing an Argon 18 bike to be seen on the site.

They will show the most obscure bikes in the world, but heaven forbid an Argon make it onto these pages.

Oh yeah. They never show them.

http://road.cc/content/review/77437-argon-18-gallium-pro

http://road.cc/content/review/37229-argon-18-krypton

http://road.cc/content/tech-news/225414-tour-tech-2017-fabio-arus-stage-...

http://road.cc/content/tech-news/228912-video-argon-18s-notio-konect-eur...

And lots more...