A little piece of Colombia in your garage: a custom Scarab Paramo gravel bike reviewed

Made to measure, with stunning paint and a stable, reliable ride – the Scarab Paramo is a striking steel steed

Scarab Cycles' Paramo
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

In a world where bikes aren't just machines but extensions of personal expression, Scarab Cycles offers trusty companions made with passionate craftsmanship, a tailored geometry, a curated customer process, lifelong materials and stunning paint.

Reasons to buy
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    Custom geometry

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    Personalized, high quality paint

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    Curated customer involvement

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    Proven materials

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    Incredibly fast lead times

Reasons to avoid
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    A little weighty

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The team at Scarab Cycles firmly believes "in the scientifically proven principle that if a bike looks good, you're going to want to ride." Indeed, with their bright colors, intricate stenciling, marble dips and meticulously hand-painted art, Scarab bikes have quickly become a favorite at handbuilt bike shows and expos around the world. 

The paint is an absolute standout, but that is only part of the package that this Colombian bike brand has to offer.

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