Cysco Cycles Adds 650B Options, Tests on Spouses
Cysco Cycles builds full custom titanium bikes just outside of Chattanooga, TN. Every frame gets tubing selected for the rider and the type of bike, so there’s nothing stock about them. In the past, they worked with steel and used a twisted square tube, mainly to catch eyeballs. Now, they’re strictly working with titanium and are using more traditional tube shapes. Sort of.
This one’s for employee Chris’ wife, who’s 5’3″, and is the first ti bike they’ve done with 650B wheels. She wanted better roll over but wasn’t comfortable on 29ers. So, geometry and sizing was all custom dialed to her body and riding style…
The top tube on this bike gets a diamond-shaped top tube that starts out round, then they flatten it on two sides to create the edges. It stiffens it up laterally without having to go to thicker walled or larger diameter tubes, and it looks cool.
The bend in the seatstays adds just a bit of compliance and helps improve tire clearance. It has a newer Paragon Machine Works PFBB30 shell, filled with XX1.
This bike’s decked out with several new goodies, including the Rockshox SID XX 27.5″ fork. Word is it also has some new superlight rims coming from Industry Nine, built here with their new Torch hubs.
Keepin’ it local with housemade stem and Cane Creek headset. It’s finished off with ENVE bar and post and Pacenti tires.