About Bilda Bike
Quality Bikes at Affordable Prices
Bilda Bike was founded by two wild college students with an even crazier vision.
The idea was to provide an affordable custom bike-building experience. At the time, that didn’t exist. Custom almost always translates to expensive. How could they do it?
After building relationships with reputable parts suppliers, the duo was ready to hit the market. Streamlining the manufacturing and build process allowed them to cut costs considerably and pass those savings on to you, the customer. People are often surprised that Bilda Bikes are made with the same or better components than competitors, yet usually cost less.
They went from a backyard to a living room. Then from a living room to a 600sqft store. Then from a 600sqft store to a 10,000sqft headquarters. The pair built a solid local reputation quickly by selling over 1000 custom bikes/year in Charleston, SC. As the reputation grew, so did their facility! Bilda Bikes are sold locally in Charleston, SC out of the Affordabike Bicycle Shop which is also under the same ownership.
In addition to offering quality products at affordable prices, Bilda Bike is also known for our friendly and professional staff. We always go the extra mile to give you the attention you deserve and treat you fairly.
Have you seen a bike in your local bike shop but didn’t like one or two things about it? Don’t pay for that! Build your dream bike from our vast parts selection without sacrificing your bank account!
The Bilda Bike Crew
Hunter is the eyes and the ears of the shop and oversees all operations. He is also a Cat 1 cross country mountain bike racer which means he is about as fast as it gets! Hunter also rides road and gravel. He finished fourth this past year at the 2-day Hellhole Gravel Grind stage race. He started as a beach cruiser builder and has worked his way to the top. There is no doubt that this guy has a deep love for all kinds of bikes!
Matty is part mechanic/part fitter. He cut his teeth on bike fitting spending 3 years as the bike-guy at TrySports in Mt. Pleasant. After that he came to Affordabike. We sent him to an official GURU fit training and since then he has been steadily booked up! Known as the “fit specialist”, people travel from all around to have Matty fit them. In his spare time, Matty likes to do endurance long-boarding events and he also enjoys riding gravel bikes.
Jeff Caulfield is the head of our custom bike building department. Jeff has a steady hand with the wrench and can build custom bikes faster than anyone else we have ever seen. By our estimates he has built about 5,000 custom Bilda Bikes. Jeff provides priceless feedback about the nuances of each bike that helps us to improve them every season. Jeff also has a Cannondale Caad 10 and CaadX and enjoys riding road and gravel.
Shop owner. Founder of Bilda Bike, Coast Cycles, and Affordabike. Danny loves to ride all kinds of bikes. He races triathlon, XC mountain, and gravel. He loves to design urban bikes and commute by bike to work.