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NEW CALFEE CARBON CAGE

Introducing our newly designed Calfee carbon cages. Keeping to the Calfee mantra of form-follows-function, our cages are constructed to keep your bottles secure, period. A sleek and elegant look, with a mix of our classic style, added to a modern … Continue reading

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LUNA PRO 44 REVIEW

Cyclist Magazine comprehensive review of our new Luna Pro 44.  Cyclist Luna Pro Review

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Cyclist Magazine Meet Up In UK With Craig Calfee

James Spender, from Cyclist Magazine, met up with Craig Calfee at the BeSpoked Trade Show to follow up about what’s new at Calfee Design, like the Luna Pro 44.   Please click on the link to read more.  Cyclist Magazine … Continue reading

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Review of the Adventure Manta RS

Check out “The Radavist” review of our Manta RS Adventure bike.  Photos by John Watson.

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44, What’s it for?

What is the idea behind the new 44 models you ask?  Our classic model types, Dragonfly, Tetra, and Luna, are now available with 44mm head tube diameters and a matching oversized down tube.  These changes create capability with tapered steerer … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: NAHBS 2017

What’s headed to this year’s NAHBS 2017

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THE ROAD TO NAHBS 2016

 For those who are unable to make your way to the NAHBS show this weekend, here are a few photos of our bikes. MTB FULL SUSPENSION TANDEM MANTA PRO DRAGONFLY 44 ADVENTURE DRAGONFLY 44 PRO TETRA 44 PRO DRAGONFLY 44 … Continue reading

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Our Tetra Adventure Featured in Bicycle Quarterly

Bicycle Quarterly put together an online flip book with 33 pages of sample articles. These include a report for a Super Randonnée 600 aboard our Tetra Adventure 650b (you can consume the complete ride review and bike test!) and Raymond … Continue reading

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VeloLab Endurance Road Bike Test

The editors of Velo News included our Manta Pro in their June 2014, VeloLab Endurance Road Bike Test.  One of only five bikes in the test, our Manta was lab and ride tested.  Beyond subjective evaluation, VeloLab quantified vibration removal, … Continue reading

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Shootout: Calfee Manta vs. Trek Domane by RBA

Curious about our newest model, the Manta? This comprehensive reporting from the editors of Road Bike Action will answer most – if not all – of your questions. They write, “Riding the Manta is a completely new experience, having the … Continue reading

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Production Manta Pro Di2 Hydro Disc Thru Axle

We showed an earlier iteration of this build at the 2013 NAHBS. We sold this Manta Pro module to a customer who enlisted Fairwheel Bikes to complete the assembly; consider their comprehensive reporting (photos, summary, build detail, weight) here. The client … Continue reading

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Manta CX Prototype Review

Cyclocross Magazine got a rare opportunity to not only get an early, exclusive preview of a NAHBS 2014 show bike, but to also spend a few weeks testing the handmade machine on our favorite trails and cyclocross courses. The bike? Calfee … Continue reading

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ENVE Video Featuring Craig

Jonny and Colby from ENVE, paired with two cameramen, visited with Craig in our workshop prior to Euro Bike, this year.  They spent nearly two days exploring our facility.  They shared this video at Euro Bike and Interbike.  Enjoy the … Continue reading

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Calfee Manta Pro Dream Bike

Easton Cycling is giving away hand built road bikes from Calfee Design, Caletti Cycles, Black Cat, Hunter and Rock Lobster, in The Dream Bike Charity Raffle.  Click here to enter to win. Easton Cycling is kicking off the Dream Bike Charity … Continue reading

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Calfee Manta Pro Details

Experience, opportunity, innovation and technology collided to catalyze our new frame model, the Manta.  Five years in the making, the Manta is a “race platform” that leverages a patented, active suspension system at the rear wheel to enhance traction, power … Continue reading

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Calfee Factory Tour Complete Coverage by BikeRumor.com

Tyler from BikeRumor has published a substantial body of images and editorial describing the Calfee workshop on the heels of his visit this summer.  Enjoy each of the three parts; PART 1; How They Make Bikes, PART 2; Bikes of … Continue reading

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Dropping the S-Bomb…the Suspended Calfee Manta Reviewed by RBA

On the heels of the 2013 Sea Otter Classic, Neil and Zap from Road Bike Action visited the Calfee workshop.  They were keen to explore the factory and, in particular, spend time with Craig discovering details about the Manta (click … Continue reading

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Paved Magazine Swoons Over 14 Pound Dragonfly Pro with SuperClean Front End

The editorial team at Paved recently took delivery of the Dragonfly we featured this year at NAHBS.  They were smitten; they told us we’d have to send cops to get the bike(s) back.  Kevin writes, “I’m sorry.  Why? For a … Continue reading

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Lincoln Idea Series Featuring Craig Calfee

Craig is one of four designers to be featured by Lincoln in “New Century Design”.  Sufficed to say, we are thrilled!  Take a moment to enjoy some great content and truly fabulous production.  They write, “Dreaming up cutting-edge, sustainable design … Continue reading

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New Model – Calfee Adventure

Consider how wide-tire clearance, full-wrap fenders, integrated lighting systems, optional luggage, enhanced stability and improved vibration dampening, among other features, might enhance “comfort” and then “performance”. Continue reading

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Frame Retrofit – Internal Electronic Routing

The innovation starts with a custom battery system. Calfee installs an aftermarket battery inside the seat post, secured by a bracket for easy removal. Continue reading

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Our Lightest & Most Technically Advanced Frame

…lightest possible frame without sacrificing stiffness, durability and ride quality. Continue reading

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Is Calfee Bamboo for You?

All “panda” jokes aside, there are many good reasons to choose Calfee Bamboo for your next bicycle frame.  Calfee Bamboo bicycle frames are stiff, incredibly durable and awesome smooth.  Check out this and this very thorough editorial review(s) for some … Continue reading

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“Are you sure you can fix that?!”

Few weeks go by without hearing those words around here. The short answer is ‘yes’. Of course its a bit more complicated than that, but in most cases Calfee can put your ride back in order. We are able to repair … Continue reading

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Ghana Bamboo Bike Journal, August 2008 Trip

Getting Down to Business August is an excellent time to visit Ghana.  Although Ghana is located just north of the equator, the weather loosely follows the southern hemisphere, so August is one of the coolest months.   Ibrahim found a good … Continue reading

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