(Press Release)

BALFA CYCLES of Montreal, Canada is proud to present the first pictures of its new frame simply called BELAIR, available late winter 2002 as a frameset or complete bike.

The frame bears the traditional Balfa signature of craftsmanship: Its front end is made of 6061 T-6 aluminum, and its swingarm, as usual, from 4130 cromoly for optimal stiffness, durability and tire clearance. It gets 115mm (4,5 inches) of rear wheel travel via a FOX Float RC and the frame’s weight is a cool 6.3 pounds. The geometry is typical trail ride with a 70-degree head angle and bb height of 318mm (12.5 inches). The Belair is a single pivot design that uses two sealed bearings and has CNC rocker plates. Being a 21st century bike, the Belair comes with disc brakes only, featuring the International Standard.

“The plushness of its travel, combined with an excellent strength to
weight ratio create a very versatile frame, aimed at those who wish to have only one do-it-all bike.”

First year production is VERY limited and orders have already started flowing in, so time is the worst enemy of those wishing to purchase one. Please visit for more information on sizing, colors and selection of components. Frameset goes for $1199US and complete bike for $2379US. The name Belair was given to the frame in honor of a small suburb of Quebec City that has excellent cross-country trails where a few Balfa staff first fell in love with the sport of mountain biking some twenty years ago!