What with the tendency of trench coats to get stuck in the pedals, being flashy on bikes isn't always a good thing, so check out the decidedly more modest tubes of Bloomington-based Foundry Cycles. Joining the ranks of Surly, All-City, and Salsa in the Quality Bike Product fam's indie stable, Foundry's just launched with three carbon fiber, "toolbox-inspired", universally black models that eschew bling under the ethos "a bike is a tool", and presumably also agree that "a person who wears bling is a tool".
The Auger: This rigorously tested cross bike's got an emphasis on max durability, so like Christina Aguilera at any place that serves chimichangas, it "always comes back for more".
The Router: Somehow both chunky and precise
like Christina sharply hitting notes, this guy employs top-end components (SRAM, Velo, Whisky, RockShox) in an effort to stay "light, fast, and durable."
The Ratchet: Light and purportedly comfy, this roadie's designed for day-long hundred-milers, as well as shorter races, and is all about allowing the rider "to maximize power -- sprinting to go for the finish line", or in the case of flashy cyclists, for the escape down an alley.