We love the look of raw titanium, and our feeling has always been that best looking and most timeless finishes highlight the beauty of the metal itself. By mixing raw finishes like brushed, bead blasted, polished, and anodized titanium, we can stay true to that philosophy while creating an endless array of unique and personal designs. Our stock finishes include “Firefly” on both sides of the down tube, our logo behind the seat tube, “Boston” graphic at the base of the down tube, and our stainless steel or titanium head badge.
Bead Blasted Titanium: Our stock finish. The slightly textured and matte surface is super durable and provides a perfect backdrop for graphics, from subtle brushed titanium logos to vivid anodized colors. Bead blasted titanium also allows us to create extremely crisp lines and fine details in custom graphics.
Brushed Titanium (+$300): This is the classic titanium finish, and we take it to another level with two days of meticulous hand-finish work for an extraordinarily consistent shine. Brushed titanium is also very durable and can even be touched up with Scotch Brite if it ever does get scratched or scuffed.
Our Ti-Carbon frames come with brushed or bead blasted titanium lugs and raw carbon tubing. Firefly logos are laser cut into the lugs, and down tube logos are applied with matte black vinyl and titanium “I”s that can be left raw or anodized in the color of your choice. This simple finish highlights the beautiful combination of raw titanium and carbon, but, of course, we can also work with you to develop fully custom graphics or custom paint to truly set your bike apart.
Custom Anodized Finishes
Browse through our flickr, where we post every bike we make, and you’ll see that we often go well beyond the options listed above. We love working with customers to bring visions to life. Inspiration for custom graphics can come from anywhere. We can start with a specific graphic you like and work with you to determine the best way to apply that to your bike, or we can start with just a rough notion of what you like. Past designs have been inspired by other Firefly finishes, favorite designers, a mountain range in the Alps, family initials, molecular structures, hobbies, and on and on. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation about your custom finish.
Today is the 2-year anniversary of the delivery of my Firefly. I wanted to let you know that I still absolutely love my bike. It’s got about 6800 miles on it and has been to Colorado, New York, and Tennessee (in addition to here in Texas of course). I’ve changed out a couple parts due to fit and wear but otherwise it might as well be brand new. I especially like how it handles rough roads. I’m not sure how or why, but it has unquestionably made me a better rider.