Unternehmen – vsf fahrradmanufaktur

Philosophy

To our customers, the bicycles of vsf fahrradmanufaktur are far more than a practical means of locomotion. They are a fixed component of an attitude to life that is based on value preservation and a sense of responsibility.

Our bicycles are put to the test year-in, year-out in day-to-day life and leisure-time, in wind and weather, as all-round modes of transportation, quite often even as a car replacement. This gives rise to high expectations with respect to comfort, fun riding, and longevity, which we fulfill in all disciplines with an above average level of quality.

We do, furthermore, pay particular attention to the functionality and selection of the technical components. As passionate bicyclists, we constantly think about the optimisation of our products and participate in the discussion of current development in the two-wheeler scene..

Changes and innovations are incorporated into our program only after they have proven to provide for a substantial improvement for our customers.

Fashion-oriented cosmetics are not among the principles we follow. These product politics have over the years led to a compact portfolio of mature models that – in part – have obtained cult status.

vsf fahrradmanufaktur bicycles are carefully made by hand in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. We use high quality raw materials and brand name components that are matched to one another. Environmentally friendly production processes, for instance featuring the solvent-free powder coating principle, round out our profile as sustainable quality manufacturer.

A bicycle story - more than 30 years of vsf fahrradmanufaktur

The vsf bicycle manufactory celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017! Time for a look back: When in 1987 the first vsf bicycle manufactory rolled a bicycle on Germany's roads, cycling was primarily a leisure activity. Only for a few adults was the bicycle considered a serious means of transportation for everyday life. The founders of vsf fahrradmanufaktur had a different vision:

With sophisticated, handmade bicycles, they wanted to make a contribution to the ecological change of traffic already at that time. With this in mind, they created their own model range and developed premium class bicycles with know-how and great attention to detail. Since then, the brand vsf fahrradmanufaktur has stood for ecological bicycles that are durable and of high quality. Today, cycle union GmbH, based in Oldenburg, is responsible for the entrepreneurial implementation.

2019
Today our product range includes touring and trekking bikes as well as city bikes.

2016
Foundation of the "e-bike manufaktur" and outsourcing of the Pedelecs product division to this new brand.

2015
Highlights of the product presentation are the models R-500 and CR-500 - a filigree road bike and a classic cross-country steel wheel.

2014
With the TX-1200 we present for the first time a touring bike with an 18-speed Pinion transmission.

2013
Faster not geht´s, we present the 45 km/h E-Bike P-1000.

2012
The trend towards electric mobility continues! As a new compact and agile pedelec, the P-Kompakt joins our product range.

2011
Motorised lightness: the first three top-class pedelecs with the innovative BOSCH drive system are here. For demanding, environmentally conscious users (Models: P-700, P-400, P-300)

2010
T-Belt - as the first model of our product range it is equipped with a maintenance-free Gates belt drive. This innovative wheel with its discreet design and selected components awakens the passion of all those who love the extraordinary and are ahead of their time.

2009
Ti-Light - as the first model of our product range it is equipped with a titanium frame and rightly enjoys the status of a high-end trekking bike.

2008
The vsf bicycle manufactory celebrates its 20th anniversary. On this occasion the special model T-1987, limited to 250 pieces, is presented.

2006
vsf fahrradmanufaktur presents its models for the 2006 season with a new design.

2005
Our special model "The Wheel" is developed for the 20th anniversary of vsf.

2004
The "Fitness Bike" T-900 fitness was developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Baum.

2002
The model T-1000 C becomes the first wheel of the vsf bicycle manufactory with the world's most innovative hub gear "Rohloff Speedhub".

2001
A real highlight in terms of driving comfort will be presented this year: The T-800 trekking bike.

1999
cycle union from Oldenburg takes over the responsibility for the vsf bicycle manufactory.

1997
The first Cross models from vsf fahrradmanufaktur conquer the roads.

1996
vsf fahrradmanufaktur is focusing more and more on touring bikes. This year's highlight is the Randonneur C-140.

1995
The vsf bicycle manufactory in Bremen now produces 15000 bicycles per year. These bicycles are sold exclusively through specialist dealers belonging to the V.S.F..

1988
"The wheel" ("A-model") becomes the first model of the bicycle manufactory Bremen.

1987
Foundation of vsf fahrradmanufaktur in Bremen.

1985
Foundation of the V.S.F. (association of self-governing bicycle companies) in Berlin.