All posts tagged Columbus Spirit

  • Donhou Bicycles – Rapha + Liberty Road Bike


    Perhaps you’ve already seen this beauty from Donhou Bicycles, but if not, then you’re in for a real treat.  The Rapha + Liberty is a true gem.

    This road bike was built with the idea of making a thoroughbred of a bicycle; something possessing high levels of shreddability with the comfortable glove-like fit that comes with a custom handbuilt bicycle.

    Composed of Columbus Spirit and HSS tubes, this fillet-brazed frame is outfitted with a Dura-Ace drivetrain and built up with with ENVE rims, cockpit and seatpost. While this is a dream build in my mind, my eyes can’t help but fixate on the paint…

    Have a closer look at this beauty below.

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  • VANDEYK VDX Cyclocross Bikes


    VANDEYK is always taking things to the next level and their latest cyclocross bike is no exception. While it’s still stupid hot here in Shanghai (and probably will be for the next two months), the rest of the world is preparing for summer to come to an end and for fall to begin. I can’t wait for it to cool down around here. Anyway, VANDEYK just sent some photos of the VDX, their brand new cyclocross machine, and it sure does look good.

    For the development of the VDX, VANDEYK partnered up with up with Cyclocross authority Crema Cycles around ex-professional racer Ken Bloomer. Being handbuilt (TIG welded) from a well-selected blend of Columbus Spirit and True Temper Platinum OX high-end steel tubing, the frame is the timeless and racy core of this mud machine. The creative approach for the graphic design work is built around the “X” as a central theme, which is translated into the VANDEYK signature ‘machine code’ on the top tube and fork legs. Options include a Cantilever or Disc brake version, both built around the stellar carbon fiber forks from our friends over at ENVE Composites. Head tube options are 44mm or a more classic 1 1/8″ version. As usual at VANDEYK, the paintwork is executed in highest-grade liquid paint. The VDX is available as frameset including frame and fork.

    Be sure to check out this beautiful bicycle in full detail below and also head over to the VANDEYK website for more info.


    VANDEYK Machine For Riding

    VANDEYK Rapha Continental Bike

    VANDEYK Purple Blast Road


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