Recognition goes out to NYC Velo for bringing this one out into to the light – The Independent Fabrication Ti Factory Lightweight. Apparently so hot out of the ‘shop that it’s not even made it to the IF Website. What’s so nice about it is the detail and the purposeful choices made at the design stage. It’s a beautiful mix of Ti main tubes and carbon seat tube with subtle machining to the dropouts and lugs. It’s super contemporary too with a predator BB30 shell and oversized head tube allowing for an integrated headset. That’s the one thing I love about the new breed of custom bike we’re seeing, builders are really exploring mixed materials and progressive structuring with classical finesse. IF aren’t alone in this but let’s savour for a moment this stunning ride. My guess is you might see it in Central Park or on a NYC criterium.
Again thanks to NYC Velo for the images and lowdown.