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 […]

Cyfac Launches Custom Paint Configuration Website

File this under time wasters.  Cyfac has recently joined the likes of Parlee and NielPryde by launching their custom paint configuration website.  You will find seven templates to choose from, and they have provided 25 colors to use so you can pretty up that bicycle just how you like it.  There’s even an option for […]

Cyfac Belt Drive Tandem Heads Carbon Line-up at NAHBS

At NAHBS for the third year was Cyfac, a relatively little known French bicycle maker, but one with an illustrious history. Standing for Cycles Fabrications Artisanales des Cadres (Artisan-made Bicycle Frames), the company, which is based in the Loire valley, south of Paris, has been around since 1982, and does all its design, production and […]

Cyfac, Peaks Coaching Form Partnership

Cyfac bicycles and Peaks Coaching are now offering the opportunity to get a full custom frame to go with your custom coaching program.  No doubt, this would be an expensive package, since Cyfac frame/forks start north of $4,000 and coaching services start at about $1,200/year.  If you don’t think your kid’ll make the NBA, though, […]

Taipei Show Randoms Pt. 2 – Huge Gallery of the Interesting, Crazy, and Peculiar

In addition to all of the products you know and love, there was another side of the Taipei show to catch your attention. This jersey is a pretty good example. Most likely a tongue-in-cheek jab (we hope!) at the state of professional cycling, at the least, it was certainly eye catching. Sometimes you would find […]

Louis Garneau Launches DreamFactory, Match your Helmet and Bike with Custom Paint

Joining the likes of Trek’s Project One, Parlee, Cyfac, and other programs that allow customers to custom tune the paint job on their new ride, Louis Garneau has taken the wraps off of their new Dream Factory paint program. While not quite as in depth as some of the options, the LG Dream Factory does […]

Steel Is Real! Meet The One4All – A Steel Full Suspension AM/Enduro MTB by Caminade

  It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the “steel is real” mantra, but Caminade, a new French MTB brand certainly believes it as they are launching with two steel bikes: the 150mm full suspension One4All, already being raced in the Enduro World Series by Damien Oton, and the Simple Track, a 29er hardtail. […]

Bicycles By Design Expands Landescape Tandems to Include Single and Women’s Specific Bikes

Bicycles By Design is a quite the multidimensional bike company. Since 1981, they have been building hand made bespoke steel frames under their Swallow brand of bikes. In 2009 they expanded to add the Landescape brand with made-to-measure aluminum tandems, with made-to-measure carbon tandems added in 2012. Made-to-measure is essentially what we would refer to […]

NAHBS 2011 – Krencker Luxury Road Bicycle

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 […]