Every brand that CycleLife carries is hand-picked by our team of riders. We believe in the products we sell, because we love being on the bike as much as our customers.
Specialized Bicycles is CycleLife’s flagship bicycle brand; we carry a wide range of both complete bikes and framesets, from the perfect commuter bike to pro-level race machines, and everything in between. We also stock a full range of Specialized components and clothing, and feature the Specialized BG Fit video fit system in our state-of-the-art Fit Studio.
CycleLife Sample Builds: Specialized
Visit the Specialized website: www.specialized.com
CycleLife Sample Builds: BMC
Visit the BMC website: www.bmc-racing.com
Of all of CycleLife’s brands, Colnago has the most cycling history behind it. Building bikes since 1954, and still being run by its founder, Ernesto Colnago, the brand is synonymous with Italian cycling tradition. CycleLife hosts some beautiful examples of Colnago’s work, including the C59 Italia and the M10. We have both complete bikes and framesets in stock.
CycleLife Sample Builds: Colnago
Visit the Colnago website: www.colnago.com
One of the leaders in custom handbuilt bikes, New Hampshire based Independent Fabrications (“Indie Fab” or “IF” for short) makes some of the nicest steel and titanium (and carbon) custom frames around. Because it’s custom, you get exactly what you want, from geometry and ride quality down to color and rack mounts. The first step in getting a custom IF is getting a fit done, which CycleLife offers in our state of the art fit studio.
CycleLife Sample Builds: Independent Fabrications
Visit the Specialized website: www.ifbikes.com
Parlee Cycles, based out of Boston, offers custom and stock carbon frames, made from some of the finest tubing in the world and assembled using innovative manufacturing techniques. We stock the Z5 complete bike, and occasionally have a demo or two in the store of some of their custom Z1/Z2/Z3.
CycleLife Sample Builds: Parlee
Visit the Specialized website: www.parleecycles.com
Vigorelli Cycling offers beautiful, handmade carbon frames. All frames are made in Italy by craftsmen with over 30 years of experience building frames. Frames are also available in custom geometry (for the same price as a stock frame). Custom paint? You got it. Turn around time for a custom frame is usually around six weeks – not bad for an Italian built custom.
Visit the Vigorelli website: www.vigorelli-cycling.com
The Cannibal is a cycling legend. The frames that bear his name are almost as impressive. CycleLife stocks the EMX-3 and EMX-5. The EMX-3 is available as a complete bike, and the EMX-5 is available either complete or as a frameset.
CycleLife Sample Builds: Eddy Merckx
Visit the Eddy Merckx website: www.eddymerckx.be/
Look is one of the most innovative companies in the bike industry, and it shows in their frames and components. A pioneer in carbon fiber bicycle technology, Look has made frequent appearances on the podium. CycleLife carries a wide range of Look frames, starting at the 566 (the gateway drug into the Look family) up to the 695, with its integrated stem, seatpost, and Zed 2 crankset. If you’re looking for a Look in the DC area, CycleLife is the place to go.
CycleLife Sample Builds: Look
Visit the Look website: www.lookcycle.com