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


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.


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

Sneak Peek: NAHBS 2017

What’s headed to this year’s NAHBS 2017

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 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


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


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


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


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


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


Calfee Factory Tour Complete Coverage by

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


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

Calfee Manta, New Model Profile Shot, Neil Shirley First Ride

Calfee Introduces the Manta, New Model, RBA Exclusive First Ride

We debuted our new frame model, named “Manta”, at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic this last weekend. Click here for Manta details.  We promised the first ride to Neil Shirley, Assistant Editor at Road Bike Action. He’s the perfect pilot … Continue reading

Prototype-Calfee-endurance-race-road-bike12 Discovers Prototype Calfee Ahead of Sea Otter; Comprehensive First Look

Tyler from BikeRumor visited Calfee HQ on his way to the 2013 Sea Otter Classic.  His timing was serendipitous as he stumbled upon a cache of show bikes including a prototype of our new frame model, the Manta (click here … Continue reading

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Paved Magazine Makes a House Call; Calfee Design Factory Tour and Photo Essay

Kevin Rouse, Senior Editor at Paved Magazine, dropped by the Calfee Design workshop in March, 2013; during his tour, he collected some great pictures.  He writes, “This is where all of Calfee’s lugged carbon creations come together. Calfee wasn’t worried … Continue reading


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


Updated Complete Coverage; Calfee Dragonfly Adventure Project Gravel Bike for RBA; Bike Review, Race Review and Video

Earlier this year, Zap and Neil at Road Bike Action asked us to build the frame module, a Calfee Adventure, for a gravel road race project bike.  The challenge; build a bike that Neil (recently retired top domestic pro) could … Continue reading

Greg Lemond on Calfee in 1991 Paris-Nice

Cycle Sport; Craig Calfee and Greg LeMond at the Head of Affairs in 1991

This extremely comprehensive feature tells an interesting and important story that you are sure to enjoy, it begins; “In 1991, Greg LeMond was searching for a bike fast enough to keep him at the very pinnacle of professional bike racing. … Continue reading


18.5k Miles on Calfee Bamboo

On July 4, 2010, Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg, began a 20 month bicycle journey from Deadhorse in northern Alaska to the Antarctic Peninsula south of Ushuaia. Their mission was to take one bottle of icy Alaskan water from the Beaufort … Continue reading

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NAHBS 2012 Press Highlights

Road Bike Action, video:  Zap, venerable editor of RBA, stopped by the Calfee booth at NAHBS 2012 bright and early Friday morning; he grabbed Mike for a quick product update. Mike described the new SuperClean front end and PowerPost on … Continue reading

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Bicycle Quarterly Reviews Calfee Tetra Adventure

When we launched our “Adventure” frame model in 2011, we immediately turned to Jan Heine, Editor of Bicycle Quarterly, and asked if he’d like to take it for a ride.  He expressed interest and we delivered a Tetra Adventure.  Months … Continue reading

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2012 Velo Buyer’s Guide; Craig Calfee Named One of Cycling’s Seven Most Inventive Thinkers

2012 Velo Buyers Guide; they honor Craig in their “Creators” feature highlighting “7 of cycling’s most inventive thinkers”.  Brian Holcombe writes, “He was the first to supply an entire team with carbon bikes at the Tour de France and is … Continue reading


Calfee Bamboo Adventure Review in Mountain Flyer Magazine

The good folks at Mountain Flyer Magazine have been asking us for a Bamboo bike to ride and review for years. We’ve been waiting for something special. When we manifest our new Adventure Model, we knew this was the bike … Continue reading

Craig Calfee Lincoln New Century Design Feature

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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Dragonfly Review in Road Bike Action

Road Bike Action reached out to us late last year; they wondered if we had any product we’d like them to ride and review.  We sent them our Dragonfly with Di2 that had just finished up in the Enve Composites … Continue reading

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Ralph Lauren Magazine Selects Calfee Bamboo

Stylish bicycles have become the accessory du jour. RL selects the eight most covetable rides. “Hardly an eco-friendly gimmick, bamboo in fact makes for a surprisingly high-performance bike frame, offering stiffness, durability, and comfort. Calfee, an artisan bike company founded … Continue reading


White Calfee Dragonfly with BarStem and Di2 Internal Integration

This Dragonfly Pro, outfitted with Calfee’s proprietary internal Di2 solution and a full-carbon BarStem, was built for a cyclist in Texas.  We featured this bicycle at the 2011 NAHBS in Austin, TX.  This bicycle, with its numerous innovations and striking … Continue reading

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In the Press; “The Most Beautiful Bike”

It has been a good start to the year for Calfee in the cycling press; we received accolades from Road Bike Action, VeloNews,, All Hail the Black Market and even Ralph Lauren.  Take a peek and see what they … Continue reading

New Calfee frame colors for 2011

New Colors for Your Calfee

We’ve been painting on carbon longer than anyone else in the bicycle business.  We keep our large paint facility very busy finishing thousands of carbon frames and components each year.  Owing to our reputation and particular expertise in paint, we’ve … Continue reading

Calfee Tetra Adventure SRAM Force

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


Calfee Sizer Cycle; Fresh Batch Ready to Ship

This sizing cycle is made for ease of use and ease of understanding by the person being fitted. Continue reading

Dragonfly Pro Di2 Integration Seat Lug with Internal Cable

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

Dragonfly Pro

Why Our Frames Kick Butt…Part 1

Tension filament wound boron fiber co-mingled with 66 msi carbon tubing… Continue reading

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Advanced Composites Engineering?

…over twenty years later, the entire bicycle industry is following in his footsteps. Continue reading

Dragonfly Di2 Integration

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


“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

The final product

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