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Alchemy x Blacksmith x VeloColour Steel Road

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To kick off our new BlacksmithCycle.com blog, we chose to profile this Alchemy steel road racer, one of our original full-custom designs, from 2012. A good friend of ours - the proprietor of the incredible KNIFE boutique - grabbed this beauty from us a few years back, and is still crushing this beautiful matte black + gold whip around the GTA to this day. Featured on CYCLE EXIF a few years ago, but recently rebuilt with a few modern touches, we figured the time was right to revisit this bike in all her glory. Designed by Blacksmith Cycle in Toronto, we wanted a modern, stiff and sexy road bike with...

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Best Carbon Bikes of 2014

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We are often asked to advise customers as to which bikes are the finest for their needs. Well, in an effort to provide more background for your thirst for knowledge, here is the list of our BEST CARBON BIKES of 2014 complete with links, photos, reviews and more: Alchemy Bicycle Co. Xanthus, Helios or Arion http://www.alchemybicycles.com/bikes Cost: $3,750 for Xanthus road frameset $4,250 for Helios semi-aero frameset $4,750 for Arion aero frameset Add $500 for custom geometry if needed Description: The brand that started in Austin is now based out of Denver and still hand-building some of the stiffest, lightest and...

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Race Bike Series Part 2 - Alchemy Arion Aero

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I've always wondered why people choose monocoque aero carbon bikes that in actuality ride like brick shit-houses. While certain ubiquitous TdF-ridden bikes shall remain nameless, let me just say that at Blacksmith we believe there is a better way... The answer began as a project code-named Alchemy Aero, now called the Arion in its finished state: http://www.alchemybicycles.com/bikes/arion-carbon-aero-road For a quick run-down, let me just say that the Arion offers... - Full stock and custom geometry build options, for only a $400 upcharge; - Staggering stiffness with even more insane weights, as light as 820 grams; - In-house-designed Alchemy tubing with...

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