Man. Some of the designs that Firefly is doing with anodizing their titanium frames are so wild! See more of this geometric seat tube at the Firefly Flickr.
The crew at Firefly have been experimenting with anodizing patterns on lugs for future projects and this test sample came out so sick. Head over to the Firefly Flickr for more.
This is actually kind of amazing. Not that Firefly was capable of making a good-looking mixte, but that someone actually paid them to do so. Check out more at the Firefly Flickr.
These days, it’s tough to decide on your stopping method. With some systems failing, skewer genocide on the horizon, and awkward setup required, the hydro disc cross and road bike market is at critical mass (no pun intended). I do however find this photo of the Dura Ace hydro caliper on the latest Firefly easy on the eyes.
Throw some bigger tires on these beauts and I’d be so into them! I say that like I’m I’m not already into them. Firefly put out two solid looking machines this week, including this Ti disc machine with XTR cranks and this carbon and a Ti / carbon disc with RED. I love how the builds are so different, yet their intended uses are the same.
Side note: I’m trying to use a different word than “adventure” for bikes like this. Any ideas?
I’m so stoked on this project from Firefly Bicycles. They put together a team of all incredible women to take on some of the nation’s greatest “adventure” races and set them up with these titanium gravel machines. Last weekend, they threw a build party, where each rider assembled their bikes. You can see those photos and more photos of the builds at the Firefly Flickr! Don’t worry, there’s more to come!
I actually like the process photos from Firefly more so than the studio shots on projects like this. At first glance, this masking detail is something you might miss, right? See more at the Firefly Flickr!
As much as I love SRAM’s XX1, Shimano is just so smooth, so when I see someone building a bike with the latest XTR group, I get warm fuzzies. Especially with one of those snazzy Wolf Tooth rings and Di2. Leave it to Firefly to build and photograph every bike like it’s a show bike. See more at the Firefly Flickr!
To answer any questions: yes, I’m building my new hardtail with XX1.
Say what you will about fancy paintjobs, with custom anodizing, but a murdered out black bike (albeit with a few color highlights) will still look so freaking rad. The latest from Firefly has me thinking about what color (or lack thereof) I’ll be painting mine.