Cyfac is steeped in the heroic era of cycling's history. Long before a world television audience, multi-million dollar contracts, and massive sponsorship dollars, riders rode for glory, to escape a fate of working in the mines or the local factory, and for the chance to prove their mettle. Racing across the windswept pavé of Northern France, the sinuous descents of the Italian Riviera, or the dusty plains of Spain's interior, a rider would often race an entire season on just one bike. Through crashes, punishing classics, and tortuous grand Tours, that era's riders didn't race in a disposable sport. We stand for this and the beauty and authenticity that comes from making one's own product.
Before the era of mass-production, bikes were built to-order and to-last. We carry that spirit through to today, offering our clients the very best in quality.
Each project is for you, the rider. know, a rider who wants a better experience. A rider who respects quality, fit, and finish. We build each from for you.
When you ride a Cyfac you'll notice the difference that comes from a skilled, artisan-quality production. We aren't just a marketing company. We are builders.
Since 1982, we've been building frames for Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders, World Champions and passionate riders across the world.
Cyfac’s founder, Francis Quillon, began as the frame builder to cycling’s greatest stars. Cyfac started as a simple workshop atelier building framesets for the greatest French stars of the 1980's. Laurent Fignon, Thierry Marie, Thierry Clavreyolat, Charly Mottet, Marc Madiot, Richard Virenque and nearly every French pro from the 1980's to 2000's raced on a Cyfac painted in their team's livery. Through the decades we also built for more of the sport's legendary greats, including Chiapucci, Pantani, Vandenbroucke, Miller, and more. As the real frame beneath a sponsor’s paint, Cyfac creations were chosen for their precision craftsmanship, quality, and fit. Technologically- advanced and dependable, each frame was built to withstand the demands of hard grit European racing and training. Across the rugged pavé of northern France, the sinuous descents of the Italian coast, and the fierce crosswinds of the Spanish plain, Cyfac frames have been ridden to victories in the sport’s most prestigious events. The experience and team spirit of the racing peloton carries to our workshop floor.
Cyfac was the first builder to TIG-weld aluminum frames, making the lightweight aluminum frames for Claudio Chiapucci and Marco Pantani and others.
As the first European titanium builder, Cyfac offered a growing list of options, including the world's only full-custom alu superbike design (since outlawed by the UCI). Cyfac's avant-garde efforts culminated in the first full-custom, full-carbon lug-less frameset, the Tigre. The revolutionary Cyfac carbon-stratification process brought old-world hand-craftsmanship together with 21st century technologies.
Nestled in France’s picturesque Loire Valley, Cyfac has been expertly crafting bicycle frames for more than 30 years. Drawing inspiration from the world-famous vineyards and epic cycling lanes of our terroir, our artisans infuse each frame with a time-honored attention-to-detail and passion for cycling. We are a different breed of frame builder, focusing on our customer’s unique needs and desires ahead of mass-production and one-size-fits-all products.
Across our range and in the way we work, we put the finish line before the bottom line to ensure your fit, enjoyment, and lasting performance of each Cyfac frame.
Cyfac is the only builder to work in all bicycle frame materials including carbon, ti-carbon, steel, and alloy. This gives you the full range of choices to suit your desired performance needs, aesthetics, and budget. It means that you'll get exactly what you want, no compromises.
Our custom is true custom. With our production methods and skillset, we can ensure that you get the best man-machine pair, creating a frame that is an extension of the rider, built-to-order, without any tinkering to make the athlete fit the frame.
Our finish quality and options ensure the most personalized and dialed-in look to your Cyfac bike. We don't use decals so you'll get exactly what you like whether you select from one of our standard templates or a total one-off from the Cyfac Design Studios.
Cyfac has been honored by the French government and Ministry of Culture as an Entreprise de Patrimoine Vivante, a company with a unique savoir-faire and skillset that is integral to the French heritage, in this case cycling, and all that it means for France. Companies honored with this label must produce their products in France using both artisan processes and advanced technologies highlighting France's position as an innovator and producer. The stringent set of criteria ensure that only the most accomplished companies receive this designation. We are honored and humbled by the recognition and remain committed to preserving the passion and dedication that got us here.