Choosing the frame is the first critical step in the process to meet your needsas a rider today and down the road (or path).
Papar Bikes asks questions and researches who you are as a rider. Your specific needs are taken into account as we carefully plan your custom bike build.
From a custom fit to your favorite paint color to the saddle, Papar creates a fully custom experience to create a bike that is completely unique to you and your needs.
When your bike is delivered, a Papar certified tech will go through a 20 point inspection, make any adjustments and verify fit to ensure that every ride is a pleasure.
OUR WORK + YOUR VISION
A curated collection of Papar's carbon frame bikes we've created with passion for our clients
Forging the finest carbon frames with our storied Steel City heritage, Papar Bikes creates bespoke bikes for a unique cycling experience for each of our customers. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and led by Terry Callahan, an avid cyclist and outdoors enthusiast.
Terry's career in the tech industry involves coming up with strategic and innovative solutions to meet his clients' specific needs. That same skill set now helps cyclists create the perfect bespoke bike - custom tailored to the rider, with every detail considered and purposely chosen.
Terry's wife, Alice Fallon, is a seasoned physical therapist who knows first hand the the value of a custom bike fit. Her keen knowledge of biomechanics ensure that each Papar bike fits the rider (not the other way around). Alice sweats the fit to make your every ride a pleasure.
We invite you to experience the bespoke process at Papar where your custom ride is just an imagination away!
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
According to early sagas and modern archaeology, the Papar were Irish hermetic monks who took up residence on hard to reach islands. Centuries back, these rugged men made their way to some spots in the North Atlantic that are still off-the-grid by modern standards: the Faroes, the Outer Hebrides and even Iceland.
Papar monks went to great lengths to get away from civilization and get out into nature to clear their heads. As monks, they thought long and hard. All the time. About everything. You could say they lived life in the largest sense all while being focused on smallest details. Centuries later, we admire the Papar for their tenacity, grit, purpose, and singular desire to get away from it all. Where will your Papar wheels take you?