The isolated hills of Romania, remote mountain passes in Peru, 350 miles of the roughest gravel Kansas has to offer, Trans-Europe epics: we are endlessly inspired by the places people ride their Firefly Gravel bikes. Those experiences have pushed us to continually refine every detail, making the bikes more capable, versatile, durable, and beautiful than ever before.
In 2015 we introduced our proprietary Adaptive Butting process, which reduces the weight and improves both strength and ride quality of every full titanium bike we build. In 2017, the increasingly demanding riding of Firefly riders across the globe led us to create our custom 3D-printed chainstay yoke, a tiny but crucial component that helps us build Gravel bikes with industry-leading tire clearance and the shortest possible chainstays, all without any reduction to frame strength or stiffness. Shortly after, we applied that same technology to our custom 3D-printed flat-mount disc dropouts, making our frames stiffer, lighter, and even more precisely aligned than ever before. And most recently we introduced our custom Ti forks, allowing us to fine tune the handling, ride quality, fork options, and finish to a new level.
Those incremental improvements, all inspired by the incredible community of Firefly riders, have continued to this day. Add that to our always fully custom fit, geometry, tubing, and finish, and the result is the Gravel bike of your dreams.
You could call it real world R&D, or experienced-based design. Whatever you call it, it’s what makes our Gravel bikes the best they’ve ever been.