NAHBS 2011 – Krencker Luxury Road Bicycle

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

This year, NAHBS allowed designers to join the builders as exhibitors, and one of the most exorbitant examples was Krencker’s custom built, luxury Cyfac road bike.

Materials and component selection were top notch, and it was built with a lot of custom touches to up the elegance and convenience. From trick internal cable runs to a simple frame break for the belt drive, there’s lots to see right after the jump…

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

The entire front end is chromed out, and the head badge is a monster-sized crystal with their logo etched into it.

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

Steel braided brake hose matches the brakes, rotors and skewer.

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

Various leathers adorn the handlebar and brake hoods. Rohloff speed hub twist shifter is placed near the stem with cables running directly into the head tube. Brake levers are modified to activate the hydraulic disc brakes, and the hoses run inside the handlebar, stem and frame, only visible just before the calipers. It’s a Schmolke bar, and it’s been reinforced where the holes were drilled for the hoses.

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

The shifting cables come out of the chainstay and run along the bottom to the hub.

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

The rear brake hose is only minimally visible, which makes for some very clean lines.

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

The frame breaks at the top of the dropout to insert the belt drive.

nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build nahbs 2011 krencker cyfac custom luxury road bike build

Full specs, sort of. Top view shows the carbon frame tubes with gold accent painting. Lest you think this is some heavy, gilded art bike, the claimed weight is 9kg (19.8lbs) as shown, which Krencker says is too heavy and that he’s working on bringing that down more. Price TBD.

Comments

timmbers - 03/02/11 - 5:13pm

damn!!! that thing is hideous

Mikey - 03/03/11 - 4:18am

Mama always said if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything it all…….
umm……………………..
hmm………………….
yeah…

Jake - 03/03/11 - 12:13pm

What r u dumb? That bike rocks! Way cooler than your mom!

Jake - 03/03/11 - 12:17pm

Befitting Louis the XIV

Greg - 03/04/11 - 9:52pm

“Brake levers are modified to activate the hydraulic disc brakes” – Can you elaborate on that point? Are these one-off custom built hydro levers for drop bars?

While I don’t much like the bling bling look of the bike, that along with the custom Rohloff shifter setup seems very interesting…

Tyler (Editor) - 03/09/11 - 12:16pm

Greg, unfortunately, he didn’t go into any detail as to how he made the levers work with hydraulic brakes.

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