26 August, 2013

Black is the New Black

by Igor

Green is the New Black, but that was last week. Now black is the new black. We have samples of some components that we like to call our Noir line, for obvious reasons.

Our classic Grand Cru Long Setback Seatpost is now Noir. Still 27.2, still generous setback, and still super easy to adjust.



Next up is our Grand Cru Long Reach Brakeset. Still features our stiff CNC construction and adjustability, now it's Noir.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Grand Cru 1 1/8" Headset. Simple design and sealed cartridge bearings make for a smooth, confident ride.


Expect headsets later this Fall. Brakes and Seatpost early 2014.

So what should we Noir-ify next? Hubs? Pedals? Soap?

26 comments:

John S. said...

I love this! I would like to see hubs, rims, and fenders too.

Eddie Barksdale said...

Caraaanks!

Seriously though, and stem & handlebars.

lawschoolissoover said...

I've always thought black chain rings made a certain amount of sense.

Andy A said...

No to black. Suspect an early part of your biz was from folks who couldn't find silver.

Anonymous said...

Oh my. Long reach brakes just rose a few spots on the priority list...

Jason T. Nunemaker said...

Fenders, definitely. I've never liked the way a silver fender announces itself against a black tire instead of blending in. There are plenty of black plastic fenders available, but if you want to go noir in metal, you're out of luck.

Medevac said...

GC Course handlebars in black, please.

Medevac said...

Course handlebars and stem in black, please.

Anonymous said...

I assume you'll also keep everything available in silver, too, but will rest easier if you'll confirm that.

VeloOrange said...

@Anon 3:40pm,

Everything will still be available in silver. You can rest assured.

Coco Chainel said...

Une petite robe noire autrement LBD
pourquoi-pas?
cycle-chic compatible

Terry said...

Do you have an estimate of when the black Grand Cru Long Setback Seatpost will be available for purchase? Thanks!

Kevin Smith said...

Sabot Pedals and a Chaincase would be nice

VeloOrange said...

@Terry,

Seatposts should be available in January.

dick said...

Love the noir! Can we get a 1" noir headset - threaded and threadless?! OH! lest I forget the stem and handlebar(s) also!ill

gypsybytrade said...

Should pair nicely with vintage Deore XT II. Thanks.

nicholas

Ryan Silva said...

What model Masi is that? I have a similar looking black Masi that I'm trying to find brakes to fit.

jambiker said...

The black seatpost is great news. I had to buy a lesser one for my blacked out bike, now I can fit the one I prefer. I ride the silver one on my regular steed.

Anonymous said...

I have two of your silver long setback posts. Thank God, even if they were designed with short railed Brooks saddles in mind. They work, and solve a lot of problems, irrespective of the saddle being used. There is no other seat-post commercially available that will set a rider back as far as yours. Period. The only issue has been that your posts are only available in silver - and most bikes being fitted have black posts - customers object. Please make sure that all serious bike fitters are aware that your posts are now available in black. Do yourself a service - you deserve it!

Mike said...

The brakes....just shut up and take my money!! Seriously, I want an email when they're available. Please. Thank you.

AdrianQ said...

Please, please 60mm fenders! The only black options for 26x2" are plastic.

James said...

The Grand Cru 1" threaded sealed bearing headset. Although I'd prefer the lettering be as understated as in the silver. The whole point of going black is to be NON garish.

Farouk Rojas said...

It would be awesome if you could noirify your racks. especially the porteur.

Anonymous said...

Would REALLY love these if they had stealth, black-on-black, logos and lettering; instead of white. It's something I've been looking for and not very common.

nordic_68 said...

Black Grand Cru Cantilever brakes would look great on a number of your lighter frame colors, such as orange and green. I just picked up a used Polyvalent frame, and would be quite tempted by black cantis...

Anonymous said...

any news of noir line coming?