Handbuilt Bicycle News

Craig Calfee


April 2016

Craig Calfee: Fake it till you make it - as long as no one gets hurt

"It takes courage to build a bike that will be compared to the likes of Rob English or Steve Potts. But most are trying something completely different rather than compete on that level." Craig Calfee thinks new builders are a courageous breed, deserving support and encouragement from established masters.


April 2016

Plenty of carbon, not so much copy

Craig Calfee's innovative frames were the first to gain acceptance of carbon fiber as a new material among pro cyclists back in 1991. He has not stopped inventing newer and better approaches since then, and now leads the development of road racing bikes with rear suspension.


February 2016

Featured Bike: Calfee Manta Pro

Calfee Design has been around since 1988, and they are pioneers in the design of carbon frames. The company has continued to bring new designs to the market offering more and better choices. The latest is rear suspension for a road bike.