L'Histoire de Cyfac
Founded in 1982 by Francis Quillon, Cyfac began as the framebuilder to the sport's top professionals. Beneath the sponsorship paint and logos, pros raced custom-crafted Cyfac frames built to their specifications.
Cyfac has always straddled a line between two worlds -- the time-honored artisan and the innovative, cutting edge techy. By pairing the best of both Cyfac has set itself apart placing the premium on quality, fit, and finish and incorporating the latest materials and technologies when they provide a substantive advantage. At the forefront of many innovations, Cyfac was:
•the first frame builder to TIG-weld aluminum.
•the first builder to provide lightweight alloy frames to Tour riders.
•the first European frame builder to make custom ti frames.
•the world's only builder of the custom monocoque alloy super bike frame (banned by the UCI 6 month's later for its aero advantage).
•the builder of the first fully-custom carbon frameset (completely lug-less).
Up until 2004, Cyfac supplied more than 1/3 of the European professional peloton with frames purchased directly by teams and individual riders.
The proliferation of moulded carbon frames gave each brand its unique frame silhouette and sponsoring companies pushed to ensure that teams actually raced the sponsorship bikes, ending the era of custom frames for pro riders.
Cyfac frames ridden to victories in:
Le Tour de France
Il Giro d'Italia
La Vuelta a Espana
World Road Championships
La Fleche Wallone
Le Grand Prix des Nations
Il Giro di Lombardia
...and countless other top events.
Cyfac produced frames as a "builder to the stars", making the frames that professionals actually rode:
...and some we cannot mention!