Firefly Announces New Technology Aug 16, 2018

It might not look like much in its raw form with no context but to Firefly and their future customers who’d like to increase their tire size, while running a double crankset and maintaining correct chainline, this is the only way to do it. Above is Tyler from Firefly’s personal bike. This all-road was sent off to test their new yoke design, which will clear either a 700x42mm or 27.5x53mm tire with a compact road crankset. The team at Firefly have been working on this for some time now and it’s finally an option for those looking to optimize their drivetrain. Check out the technology section at their website for more information and see more photos of Tyler’s bike at the Firefly Flickr.

  • Daniel Smith

    I saw this yesterday on their Flickr! I haven’t had a chance to read about it, but it looks like it is 3D printed. This is just icing on the cake to seal the deal that one day I will invest in a Firefly. First I have a wedding to pay for so…a couple more years. Hopefully their lead time doesn’t become Richard Sachs long.

    BTW, when are we going to see the modifications to your Firefly, John?

    • They’ve had my frame for a bit and one of the first production yokes has my name on it. Not sure how long it’ll be but I can’t wait. Building it up as a 2x roadie this round.

      • Daniel Smith

        2x?! Will you still do the 650b setup or a 700c with a skinny(er) tire?

        • Definitely the 27.5 setup with a tire like the Byway. That combination is too good.

          • AngryBikeWrench

            You will then have my dream bike, as close to my daydreaming as I’ve ever seen or heard about.

    • batwood14

      Don’t wait to long . . . (brag alert) I just got mine in May, and I had to wait 18 months. I hear the wait time is up to 2 years now. A $1000 deposit holds your place in line — so if you think you might be ready in a couple years, you might want to secure your spot. They’re as good as advertised…

  • AnzaBags

    Hot diggity dam!!!

  • nothingfuture

    Tyler has always pushed the edges in really cool ways- this looks excellent!
    I remember when he was still at IF, and he had this fixed gear show bike. It was rad, but the fork was unicrown steel with two different fork blades- road on the drive side, and cyclocross on the non-drive. And it had a hydraulic disc brake! Too rad. I always wanted a folk like that for my fixed gear…