The Elite Bicycle Oct 21, 2013

The Elite Bicycle by Gerard Brown and Graeme Fife

Velopress is proud to offer the latest in bicycle coffee table books, the Elite Bicycle:

“The Elite Bicycle brings together intimate portraits of the world’s greatest bicycle artisans, examining the philosophies, the meticulous workmanship, and the eccentric personalities behind cycling’s most prestigious brands. Their materials and methods could not be more disparate, yet their pursuit is the same: the perfect bicycle.

In chapters featuring some of cycling’s greatest craftspeople, The Elite Bicycle offers up a conversation with the men and women who make the most coveted bicycles. Lavish, oversize photographs and personal interviews invite readers into their workshops to show the melding of old-world craftsmanship with space-age materials in fascinating studios and factories that fabricate superb machines.

The Elite Bicycle is both an homage to the bicycle maker and a collector’s piece in its own right, celebrating the stories behind the greatest bicycles and components in the world.”

Please, for the love of God, if you still have a book store in your town, go and order this through them, not Amazon!

  • Adam Miller

    ^That last paragraph. Couldn’t agree more.

  • Ian

    What handlebars are those on the cover? So Cool.

    • Ryan Combdon

      Look like the Soma Major Taylor.

      • Ian

        Sweet, thanks.

  • Picked this up on Saturday (from my local bookshop). It’s an incredible read, offering insights into some well-and-not-so-well-known makers. Really well written. Great read.

  • Patrick Walker

    Thank you for that book store shout out. I work at Vroman’s in pasadena and Book Soup in WeHo and it’s rough. As of right now we have the book on the shelve at Vroman’s.