Formigli Asiel RF

Formigli Asiel RF

This is the second Formigli to be featured on Cycle EXIF, the first being a Classic — Columbus-tubed with gold-plated lugs. The Asiel RF, however, is a completely different beast: it’s a completely custom carbon fibre frame. Its namesake is one of the archangels, Asiel, and it’s just as divine. Read More »

Stone Artist LLC

Stone Artist LLC

This is a Giant Propel Advanced. It’s got AeroSystem Shaping Technology and a SpeedControl SL brake system which, according to the Giant website, is the result of countless hours in the wind tunnel. But that’s not what we’re looking at. Rather, it’s the engraving work of Kenn Paulson who has — by hand — inscribed the Dura-Ace groupset with a most intricate scrollwork. Read More »

Winter Bicycles Galene

Winter Bicycles Galene

The UK Handmade Bicycle Show, Bespoked Bristol, is returning in 2015 to Brunel’s Old Station on the 17th to 19th of April. The decommissioned terminus is one of the oldest train stations in the world — a fitting venue for a celebration of the finest engineered bicycles.

Eric Estlund of Oregon’s Winter Bicycles is a regular visitor and exhibitor to the show and he’ll be there again this year with some new bikes. He recently completed this randonneur which will tide us over till we glimpse the new wares. Read More »

Life, Death and the Art of Cycling

Life, Death and the Art of Cycling

Our friends at Podia take us on a trip through the countryside to give us a deeper insight into the beauty of Polish cycling. If you look closely, you can spot one of the first Festka bikes. Read More »

Gear: Showers Pass Double Century RTX

Gear: Showers Pass Double Century RTX Jacket

A fitted waterproof outer shell jacket is one of the best investments an all-weather cyclist can make. Of course, no jacket will prevent water seeping in after hours of riding in a torrential downpour, but showers do pass, and until they do, the Double Century RTX jacket from Portland’s Showers Pass will make the riding a lot more bearable. Read More »

Rozzo for Mark Levinson

Rozzo for Mark Levinson

There’s been a groundswell of custom builders emanating from Central Europe and, in particular, the Czech Republic. It’s spearheaded, of course, by Festka, but Rozzo is another. One of their latest builds is a silent, belt-driven commuter for the father of fine audio equipment: Mark Levinson. Read More »

Cicli Corsa: Colle di Tenda

Cicli Corsa: Colle di Tenda

Cicli Corsa and their friends Cani Sciolti Valtellina just put together this astounding video of a ride up — and down — their local mountains, the Ligurian and Maritime Alps. Forget the Giro — for me, this sums up everything that is great about Italian cycling. Read More »