2018 NAHBS: Dublin-Made Fifty One Carbon Road

Out of all the new-to-me brands at NAHBS, I was most impressed by Dublin, Ireland-based Fifty One and their carbon road bikes. Everything about the brand was dialed, from the paint to the geometries, and the overall stance of the bikes. Take this Fifty One road, coated in a matte peach color, with bold, white branding, it looks almost uncomfortable just sitting still in a convention center. The overall package and presentation distracted me from the frame construction and the unique seat stays, which are made in-house at Fifty One’s facilities.

  • Avuncular

    It’s just peachy.

  • Andris Putniņš

    Looks like cannondale

    • Does it? I don’t see it. It looks like a carbon fiber road bike.

  • Jonathan

    Ah yes Dublin Ireland, that famous, uh, North American city

    • The rules at NAHBS has always been it just has to be hand made – the North American part of the show is just the location. Remember, Cherubim has been at NAHBS for as long as I remember.

  • John B.

    Feckin’ gorgeous as they say in Ireland.

  • Josh Monteith

    I would buy all black kits till I die if I could ride this.

  • Nicholas Petersen

    Slightly longer chainstays and you could do CX with this thing no problem.

  • Derek Redel

    Matching stem and seat tube 💪

  • Chris Valente

    Custom carbon + etap makes for a very clean rear triangle.