I will take the sun in my
and leap into the ripe air
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness
— E. E. Cummings
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Rhythm. Grace. beauty.

Nothing flows like a Poème.

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titanium, leather and wood. Plus the right amount of middle finger.

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The poème suicide shifter.

rational is the enemy of interesting.

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form over function?


function over form?


Poème is the culmination of a 35-year love affair with cycling and over three years of intensive design and development in pursuit of a seemingly simple objective: To build one of the most beautiful, unique bicycles in the world.

A Poème screams subtle beauty, despite the obvious paradox. A Poème turns heads - and turns convention on its head, by respecting the traditions and values of cycling’s rich heritage while being fearless in face of its mainstream design precepts.

Poème hosts an eclectic curation of componentry with one-of-a-kind design and engineering details. But combining state-of-the-art design and high-tensile, lightweight Titanium with the warm, tactile nature and luxurious ride quality of wood with custom design details such as a hand-carved suicide shifter and gun-engraved crank arms, each Poème stands alone as a work of art, a form of personal expression, that doubles as a pragmatic, utilitarian mode of daily transportation.

From the wooden rims from Officine Milani Firenze and the special-edition Fairweather Sugino cranks to the brass thumb nuts on the adjustable rear dropout, every single part has been hand-sourced from the best-in-breed suppliers, regardless of the origin. Regardless of the price. Titanium from China. Steel from Japan. Wood from Italy. Leather from England. All summed up, with a nod to the country and the race that inspired our obsession with cycling in the early ‘80s, a French name: Poème.

A Poème is a statement of rhythm, grace and beauty, capable of stirring untapped emotion as it propels you in near silence with unparalleled calm, cadence and meter.

Poème encapsulates everything there is to love about the bicycle: The sophistication of simple, classic design. The beauty of luxurious, refined materials. The marriage innovation and creativity. And, of course, what it all results in: the unabashed, unbridled freedom of unfettered forward momentum.

A Poème is beauty in motion.



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Never boast about money, privilege or your good taste. Let your bicycle do it for you.

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‘Love’ and ‘hate’ gun-engraved crank arms. (For those of us not brave enough to get knuckle tattoos.)