Legor Cicli in California: Tie Dye Road with Campagnolo Super Record 12

Mattia from Legor Cicli and Franka from MAAD Cycling were at the Eroica California weekend, at the tail end of their trip to California this past week. In tow were a handful of beautiful Legor Cicli bikes, ranging from a classic Eroica road bike, a rowdy MTB tandem, a true chubby road, and this modern road bike. Each has unique details and a presence that demanded photographic portraits.

Now, obviously you can’t tie-dye steel, rather, the frame was hydro-dipped but the end result is super trippy in person. It was both a challenge and a pleasure to photograph, trying to capture the intricate swirls and hues. With soft pink and jade green swirls, it’s almost easy to overlook the rest of the build package, with the new Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed adorning it.

Unlike Mattia’s off-road bikes, his road bikes are very classic in construction with straight seatstays, yet modern in tubing selection and profiles. Paint like this can often be gimmicky but it’s hard for me to imagine it being painted any other way after spending so much time documenting the bike. A true piece of functional art!

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