How do I order a custom bike?
How long does it take to get my custom bike built and delivered?
Depending on manufacturer stock levels, it usually takes 3-4 weeks to order your custom components and assemble/ship your bike. Custom paint orders may take longer.
Is shipping included?
Yes, we ship bikes for free anywhere in the U.S. via BikeFlights
What if I want my local mechanic to assemble my custom bike ?
We can ship unassembled bikes and deduct $100 off your bike price.
Do you offer other colors?
While black matte is the Cobalt Bikes baseline color, we do offer different paint schemes or a customized look for your ride. Contact me for details firstname.lastname@example.org
What size frame should I get?
Proper frame size is an important part of enjoying your riding experience. The top tube is often the most important factor as seatposts can be adjusted to help with leg length, etc. If you have an existing bike you're comfortable on, measure the top tube from seat post to steer tube and try to get close to that distance. If you're not familiar or don't have an existing bike, see our geometry chart for the bike you're interested in. Here's a general guide:
What's the difference between the Warhawk and the Marauder ?
The tire clearance on the Warhawk goes up to a 700-50 (29x1.9) with plenty of space or 650Bx2. MTB tire. The Marauder can take a 700x40 tire with good mud clearance.
Both are great bikes, but some of your decision depends on what kind of riding you plan to do. If you want a gravel bike that can swing both ways- toward CX if you need it or towards bikepacking, the Warhawk is very versatile. Swap out wheels to 650Bs with 2.1” and you have a drop bar MTB.
The Marauder can do cyclocross, gravel, or you could use it for bikepacking. It's a little quicker/more responsive with a shorter wheelbase (1006 Marauder vs 1025 on Warhawk size 54), shorter chain stays (420 vs. 435 on Warhawk). Seat tube and head tube angles are very close. For a size 54 the Marauder is 73 degrees at the seat stay and 72 degrees up front vs 73 degree and 71.5 degrees on the Warhawk. Some customers have put slick tires and use the Marauder as a road bike.
If you’re looking for a gravel bike, I’d go Warhawk. If you want to add a CX bike for racing that can do gravel and bikepacking, Marauder is your best bet.
If you break a Cobalt Bikes frame, wheel set, or other component from crashing, accident, mayhem, driving into your garage, having a gnarly rock put a hole in your down tube, or any type of rider error, we will sell you a brand new Cobalt Bike frame at dealer cost plus shipping. For damaged frames due to manufacturing issues, you would pay shipping charges to send in your frame, we will pay shipping charges sending replacement frame back to you in the USA, or we would split the shipping charges with you if shipping outside the USA. If you are not the original owner of a Cobalt Bikes frame that is damaged, we will honor this warranty for an additional $100 charge. Shipping fees apply for replacing frames and components outside the U.S.
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