Snapshot: Dutchmann is known for connecting “master craftsmen together contemporary designers and artists” for progressive and uniquely designed items of great desire. Responsible for masterfully crafted “pipeline guns” and custom “Weekend Rider” Porches, they now bring us the The Vicious Cycle, a bicycle that combines contemporary and classic into something entirely new.
Duncan MacIntyre, a retired South African renowned bicycle frame builder has returned to work alongside Anton Dekker, a specialist that makes composite, bespoke components, to create “The Vicious Cycle,” a competitive, finely tuned bike that that’s both beautiful in design and prowess. Hand-built and carefully crafted, The Vicious Cycle is designed with the true bicycle aficionado in mind as the basically is exclusively available in an edition of 10.
The frame was built by MacIntyre for the Track World Championships in the mid 80’s and then used again for the SA Olympics later. Lacquered in black, stripped and coppered, the dark frame has the air of a quiet and fierce competitor. Made from Reynolds 653 and Columbus steel tubing, it’s both light weight and strong, perfect for the track.
Dekker’s tri-spoke, carbon wheels boldly show off the power of The Vicious Cycle. Custom crafted with state-of-the-art carbon fiber, the wheels were crafted with a custom mold and then given four layers of composites and honey-comb for optimal performance. The logo was given careful consideration as well, as Gustav Greffrath was responsible for making a symbol that “speaks of movement, speed and craftsmanship.”
Combining advanced techniques and materials with a modern take on a classic look, The Vicious Cycle is what happens when style and speed meet.