Bike Check: Arthur’s Cyfac International

January 25, 2017

Name: Arthur Depeigne

Age: 22

Started Playing: 2011, and real training since 2013 Club: Tours Bike Polo

Team name: Numéros 10

Frame & fork: Custom, handmade in France by Cyfac. I met Aymeric, the boss of Cyfac in a “bike party” in Tours in 2014, I installed a handlebar tape on a bike for his stand and he offered me postural study : nice ! We kept in touch and in 2016, I laced a wheelset for the bike of the “Concours des Machines” organized by Victoire Cycles in July, and I asked him (and the whole Cyfac team) to make me a sweet 26” Polo frame. I could choose absolutely everything for the frame, we found reinforcement solutions behind the heat tube and between the chainstay, just behind the bottom bracket. I choose a custom bridge between the seat stays, an integrated double seat clamp, eyelets for bottle cage, and some other stuffs…

After six months of painful waiting, my dream came true at the end of the year, with this wonderful gold candy paint!

Cyfac International is now a big sponsor of our club Tours Bike Polo, my bike is their second Bike Polo frame, after a 700c in 2015 for Fabien from Tours.

Drivetrain: XTR m980 crank and Blackspire Snaggletooth 30T ring, with a 17T no name cog… Chain KMC X10 SL (SL for Super Light. Everything is lightened : Rivets, sides… We can see through)

Flat pedals or Shimano m540

Wheelset: Hubs Hope Pro II Evo 32h, laced with bladed spokes Sapim CX Ray, to Stan’s Notubes ZTR Podium MMX (ultra light rim). The wheelset cost me 40€, that’s what I got frst for the bike : I thought that with a light wheelset, I had to do the rest of the bike light as well …

I just hope they will not break too fast, I already have a spare rim.

Brakes: Shimano Deore m615 hydraulic disc, with an aircraft hose (Shimano compatible, Hope brake is too expensive haha)

Stem/Bars/Headset: Ritchey WCS C260 90mm, no risk of losing my handlebars, with the natural tightening of the stem at 260°. KCNC 600mm handlebar, cheap and incredibly light. Cane Creek headset, no money for a Chris King, and it’s too heavy.

I put foam grips for testing, especially for weight and beat Morgan in the “race to weight”

Seatpost/Saddle: KCNC Scandium, Prologo with titanium rails

Cool bike, easy to play, really light while reliable, and not so expensive 😉
26” is so much more fun than 700c!