NAHBS 2012 – Cyfac’s Full Custom Carbon/Kevlar, Steel Road Bikes
Cyfac, pronounced see-fak, is based in France and builds custom steel, aluminum and carbon fiber bicycles. The carbon frames are hand built using tube to tube construction with Kevlar sections at each joint. Each one is hand made one at a time and painted in house. There are no decals. The Absolu takes 35 hours from start to finish, some pair schemes take 10 hours to complete.
Absolu is their flagship, can be full custom with choice of BB, headtube and geometry, ISP or regular. This Italian customer’s bike was Campy EPS with a paint scheme he designed. As is it’s about $15,000. Of that, $600 is brakes and about $6k is the EPS system, according to Cyfac.
Shaped tubes give them a good base of stiffness with more or less stiffness created through the joint construction. Above, you can see the front of the top tube flattens out with a groove in it. Below, that same shaping is used at the bottom of the downtube.
Each frame gets its own blend of kevlar and carbon joint construction to tune the ride to the customer’s style and size.
At left, you can see the raw frame in the foreground and the finished product behind it.
The Absolu can be made any way you like it, with standard cable runs or Di2.
Above, a fillet blazed XCR Columbus stainless steel road bike comes in at $3800 for the frame, fork and headset with custom paint from their online paint builder.
They also do lugged steel and carbon tandems with dual rear brakes and Gates Belt Drive: