Saturday, September 29, 2007

2 Some believe it or not's...


Is this the best kept secret in the bike industry??! Bottecchia's Ergo light carbon frame weighs a scant 850 grams! The price on some retail websites, such as Fat Birds of UK is a mere 1160 Euros. Do the math, that comes out out to about 1650 dollars!! Where in the U.S will you find such a price for such a light frame?? Let's not talk about Scott Addict's prices!

Analyzing the frame a bit closely, we find out its nothing but a HCR Scuro 3k modulus carbon from Dedaccai, the Italian tube maker. The picture below shows it all...


Here's another one, Ribble bikes of UK likes to put their badge on the same frame as well, interestingly. Retail for just the frame is just 676 Euro, or 958 dollars! Wow, price matches the weight! Sweet.. So same frame, but 600 dollars cheaper! Now if only one could remove the decals... ah! Accidenti..!



As to how this frame functions, stiffness vs comfort, etc... no one knows. Do your own research now haha...

Btw, another pic I stole from an Interbike showsite. A new saddle from Selle Italia...


'Ouch' is the only word I can muster...

2 comments:

  1. I have seen that frame around before. I think they were touting it as the World's Lightest Frame. Funny how the companies who tout it only throw their sticker on it and take no part in development.

    That seat looks like a saddle sore to be in 10 minutes.

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