Cafe du Cycliste is HERE

Finally, our Cafe du Cycliste Winter order has arrived!
Click below for in stock items, updated weekly, and note that these are all limited quantities.

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2015 Scapin Ivor GT and Race Editions

We are happy to offer our customers some of the finest bikes in the world. Firmly in this super-bike category, and yet at a fairly reasonable price-point, is Scapin’s venerable 2015 Ivor custom carbon road bike.

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Hand-built in Italy with a unique custom TT-Matrix technology, in a choice of two geometry styles, 7 colours, two cable routing options, with rider name inscribed on the top-tube or down-tube, all with a LIFETIME warranty from Scapin.

Click below for hi-res photos of our first 2015 model, or see additional info, geometry options and colour choices by clicking past the gallery.

For more, head to the Scapin Ivor homepage from our friends at Stage-Race Distribution, or click for the Custom Ivor Order Form or for detailed Paint, Geometry and Spec options.

Plus, fitting and geometry consultation for ALL custom bikes is FREE at Blacksmith Cycle, so drop by to discuss your own Scapin Ivor, available in about 8 weeks delivery time.

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Olympia is Now Available!!

Blacksmith Cycle is proud to announce the official availability of a brand with over 120 years of stylish innovation and iconic design , Olympia Cicli from Italy!!

IKON ADV_220714Winners of Italy’s ExpoBici Innovation Award for 2013, Olympia offers an incredible model range. See highlight from the 2015 road line-up using the links and pics below:

Model: Leader Disc – 7 build options from $3,899 (105) to $8,199 (DA Di2)
The take: Aerodynamics meet disc-braking in this Italian Innovation Award Winner
Colours: White/Black (see below) or Ghost Black/Red
Sizes: 4 sizes (S, M, L, XL)
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Model: Boost or Boost Disc - 16 build options from $3,925 (Force 22) to $8,375 (DA Di2)
The take: Aerodynamics and style with a choice of disc or caliper braking
Colours: Ghost Black/Red (see Below), White/Black, White/FloBlue, or White/FloYellow
Sizes: 4 sizes (S, M, L, XL)

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Model: 849 Ultralight - 9 build options from $3,325 (Force 22) to $7,799 (DA Di2)
The take: 800 grams of climbing prowess and lots of comfort for the way back downColours: Glossy Black/Red (seen below), or Matte Black (seen at bottom)
Sizes: 4 sizes (S, M, L, XL)

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Model: Ikon Aero - 10 build options from $2,899 (105) to $7,599 (DA Di2)
The take: Lighter than ever, and a great all-rounder with stiffness and comfort
Colours: Ghost Black/Red (seen below), Red/Black, White/FloBlue, or White/FloYellow
Sizes: 4 sizes (S, M, L, XL)

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For more, visit OlympiaCicli.it or drop by or email us to discuss your own Olympia bicycle, like this 849 below, which we built up with Dura Ace 9000 and Xentis wheels at 14 lbs!

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Free Dream Bike Ahead

Two of our favourite builders are pulling out all the stops to send one lucky person each to the race of a lifetime, aboard a FREE custom dream bike built specifically for you.

Big ups to Argonaut Cycles and Mosaic Cycles for making dreams come true:
http://rougeroubaixbuilderchallenge.com/

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Y’all have one week to enter and start practicing your Louisiana twang!

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Mike’s Top-10 Tech Trends

Mike’s Top-10 2015 Tech Trends

1. Go disc brake – whether electric or mechanical, hydraulic braking is a simply revolutionary leap. If you don’t race, consider it for your next bike. Our disc options include custom offerings from Argonaut, Mosaic and Parlee, with Olympia, Storck and Van Dessel offering downright awesome value in carbon-disc race machines designed in Italy, Germany and the US, respectively. But really, any disc bike will blow your freaking mind. Don’t believe me? Come ride our Mosaic GT-1 today. Oh, and I won’t even consider electric shifting a trend this season, since that was so last year, but electric + disc = heaven.

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Component Rankings

Hi Blacksmithers!

As we head towards next season, our crew is lucky to have already had the chance to test out much of the new 2015 products that will be available to pimp your ride or spec your new build.

To celebrate, we have released our first ever Component Rankings and even given the list its own header, above, so you can refer back throughout the year. So click above to read our massive rankings, which we will continue to update in the following categories:

Groupsets / Wheelsets / Tires / Cockpits / Saddles / Pedals / Weight-Savers / Powermeters / Trainers

Feel free to email us with questions or to tell us we are brilliant!

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Mosaic part 2: RS-2 road with Force 22

We are on a roll with Mosaic lately, so here’s another sweet build.

Kris’s Mosaic RS-2 features True Temper OX Platinum tubing,  ENVE 2.0 fork.IMG_0373

Custom geometry and paint are included with every Mosaic at Blacksmith Cycle.IMG_0383

More build details, photos and wheel choices show up after the jump…

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Mosaic RT-1, finally, as promised…

Ok, we’ve teased you about our Mosaic RT-1 shop bike and here are the details:

photo 1Our 15 lb, Di2-powered, carbon-component-perfected, titanium masterpiece.

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2015 Olympia Boost road – to disc, or not to disc?

Disc or caliper? The choice is yours with the 2015 Olympia Boost…
One bike, multiple configurations, pure performance.
Go traditional, or get the added tire clearance and stopping power of disc.
Available in various build options, including SRAM Red 22 Hydro disc…

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We are finalizing our Olympia order this month, with bikes arriving in December, so don’t hesitate to speak to us or visit Olympia’s website to see the entire model range, including our 849 Ultralight which you can visit and ogle in the shop anytime.

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Cafe du Cycliste on the way…

Our most lusted-after French clothing brand – Cafe du Cycliste – is back.
2015 Fall/Winter order is now en route, so drop by to reserve your favorite items.

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Btw, the clothing is drop dead gorgeous, smartly technical, and built with quality to last.

Oh, and yes, the rumors are true.
We have updated Our Brands, up top, and also added a definitive list of our entire catalogue of new bikes, in the aptly named The List.
Check em both out.

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