It’s been a real inspiration to witness the evolution of Deus Ex Machina, purveyors of custom café racer motorcycles and exemplary riding gear. The House of Simple Pleasures, in Camperdown, Sydney, was the first location to house the vision of Dare Jennings, founder of legendary surfwear brand Mambo, before expanding to the Temple of Enthusiasm in Bali and the Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, CA. Recently, Deus opened up shop in Milan, Italy, where the country’s love for cycling has spawned the rebirth of Deus CYCLEWORKS. Here’s the first model in what will be an exciting new line of human-powered, two-wheeled wonders, the Carby Road bike.
In a departure from the classic steel racing frames that Italy has traditionally been famous for, the base of the Carby is a Columbus Genius monocoque frame mated to a custom fork. It’s been dressed with a livery designed in-house by Emanuele Vicinanza, who heads up the Deus CYCLEWORKS operation in Milan, and kitted out with a 2014 22-speed SRAM Red groupset. Emanuele also specified Rotor cranks and ovalised 52-36 teeth Q-Rings. ZIPP supplied the accessories, such as the stem, seat post and handlebar, while the wheels consist of tubular Reynolds Sixty Six. The Carby is a bold move, certain to win over the Italian cycling fans of Deus Ex Machina.