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Civilian Bicycle Co. Vive Le Roi De Lux
Retail Price: $2049.95
Our Price: $1434.96
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Civilian made a name for itself with the Vive Le Roi, as it was the cyclocross machine that brought versatility to new heights. Well, it's back and ready for action in a 'deluxe' form, fully dressed for battle with a sleek parts build and its same tried-and-proven frameset design. Differing from the standard Vive Le Roi, the De Lux model wears a front derailleur and new colorway, but it still possesses the functionality and clean lines that have made this bike a mainstay on cyclocross circuits around the country year after year. Civilian has been around since 2005, but if you're not familiar with these sleek, well designed bicycles, that wouldn't surprise us. That's because, until now, Civilians were each hand crafted for individual customers by one person. Unsatisfied with what was available from mainstream manufacturers, Tyson Hart set out building frames under the Civilian brand in 2005 after attending UBI, a respected frame building school in Ashland, Oregon. Relying on a combination of extensive personal experience and close work with clients, Hart crafted cyclocross, commuting, and mountain bicycles. These bicycles quickly garnered industry respect for their clean lines and efficient designs. You'll find that same attention to detail of those rare, custom pieces in the Vive Le Roi -- now packaged for the masses. The Vive Le Roi is constructed with Hart Design 4130 double-butted Cro-Moly for the right blend of toughness, compliance, and low weight. Traditional lines blend the timeless elegance of cyclocross bicycles with modern features like an oversized head tube, sliding dropouts, and disc brakes. The Vive Le Roi's shaped seat and chainstays provide excellent mud clearance and responsive acceleration. The stays are tied together with Tange Design sliding dropouts, and the 7075 T6 aluminum sliding pieces give you the option to go derailleur-less. At the front end of the Vive Le Roi resides a Civilian Chubby head tube. This oversized junction delivers fro...