Secret news: Blacksmith Bike Project coming soon

General News

As promised, 2012 will bring big excitement to Blacksmith Cycle! One secret project we have been working on with our boys from Alchemy Bicycle Co. is our own line of Blacksmith branded bikes. The goal: great value, cool looks, high-performance, and unique technical features. First model up, code-named... Blacksmith Cycle / Alchemy MS2 Mach 1 Di2 Stainless: a stainless steel racer that was high on comfort + stiffness, and low on weight. After visiting the Alchemy Austin facility a few months back to discuss tube selection and finishing options, we settled on: - KVA MS2 stainless steel with ovalized chainstays and super-thin seatstays; - Standard external headset with ENVE 2.0 fork; - Internal Icarus Di2 battery with micro-USB charging port; - Satin finish with bead-blasted panels and polished logos. To be sold through our shop and online, we will offer options for: - ISP or normal seatpost; - internal, Di2 or external cabling; - stock geometries or full custom sizing - this one is built for my freakish proportions! Some more pics: 3/4 rear shot: Blacksmith Signature MS2 Di2 Stainless | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Rear stays: Blacksmith Signature MS2 Di2 Stainless | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Repainted ENVE fork: Blacksmith Signature MS2 Di2 Stainless | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Side view: Blacksmith Signature MS2 Di2 Stainless | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Outdoor view of mini-USB port: Blacksmith signature stainless mach 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Outdoor side: Blacksmith signature stainless mach 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Hope you guys like the finished project, albeit still missing the head-badge which we are having laser-cut.  Our next project is more of a "monster" steel race bike, so stay tuned for that one in a few weeks!

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