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Old 10-11-11, 07:15 AM
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montecci bikes?

i was in echelon bikes yesterday in manhattan and saw the montecci (http://www.montecci.com) isp-30 and thought it looked really nice. i then tried looking up reviews online but couldn't find anything, which sent up a red flag. anyone riding one of these or know anyone who does? i'm curious about the quality of the bike as well as the quality of the company.

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Old 10-11-11, 07:17 AM
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oh, i should also mention that i tried sending an email to ask some questions, and it bounced, with an 'address rejected' error, which sent a huge red flag. again, just curious about this bike company since it looks like a nice bike and i like supporter the little guy (if it makes sense).
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Hi Tim,

I actually happen to have at least five friends with the bike. I know this post is late and by now you probably have another bike but I feel like it is important that I at least reply to help out the Montecci brand, which I happen to think is a great company that is up and coming. I tried my friend's Montecci frame last summer and since then have been trying to save up to get the latest. It's strong, firm and fit me perfectly. If you do a search, you will see they have a racing team and many cyclists have won races on the bikes. I know they are guaranteed and if there are any problems you can take it to the dealer. What a shame that he did not respond. Normally the owner is on top of everything and responds quickly. Did you go to the site: www.monteccibikes.com? Once again, sorry for the really late post! I'm just a supporter of the brand and love to see the small companies triumph!!
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Old 12-28-12, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by tjboring View Post
i was in echelon bikes yesterday in manhattan and saw the montecci (http://www.montecci.com) isp-30 and thought it looked really nice. i then tried looking up reviews online but couldn't find anything, which sent up a red flag. anyone riding one of these or know anyone who does? i'm curious about the quality of the bike as well as the quality of the company.

thanks,
tim
I don't know about their bikes but they have the worst friggin web site ever. Could not get a look at anything.
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Old 12-28-12, 10:03 PM
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Revived thread over a year old? Only one post and it's in response to this? Guessing you are somehow connected to the company.
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Old 12-28-12, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20 View Post
Revived thread over a year old? Only one post and it's in response to this? Guessing you are somehow connected to the company.
Ding!

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Old 12-29-12, 06:11 AM
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is this brand as italian as it sounds?
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Old 12-29-12, 08:30 AM
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is this brand as italian as it sounds?
They're a local start up bike company so Italian in name only from what I understand. They carry the brand at my local bike shop and from what I've seen they're nice looking frames; the riders who I've met that own them seem to like them fine.
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Originally Posted by oilman_15106 View Post
I don't know about their bikes but they have the worst friggin web site ever. Could not get a look at anything.

Holy understatement of the year batman.

That website should be the poster child for how to drive away business
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Looks like catalog bikes - though a nicely designed paint scheme, IMO - a non-brick and mortar start up, and a silly slogan that doesn't really mean anything. Websites are cheap these days, and a non-responsive site accessible to the globe is a major shortcoming. Streetview the address......
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"Next time yu see someone riding any of the Montecci Bikes"

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The new Carbo c6 frame with marble carbon and an integrated system for Di2 puts it in the competitive market not just as one more brand out there. The style, performance and cutting edge design creates a unique comfort that surpasses the big brands."

I think they managed to find all the social media buttons to add to their page too.

Good stuff.
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Looks like catalog bikes - though a nicely designed paint scheme, IMO - a non-brick and mortar start up, and a silly slogan that doesn't really mean anything. Websites are cheap these days, and a non-responsive site accessible to the globe is a major shortcoming. Streetview the address......
there was a guy I knew who on his business card had a slogan: "dark disputes and clouds of reason". I found it pretty comical listening to him trying to explain what it meant and why it was on his card.
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"After 4 years and 5 different designs, Montecci Bikes prove to be one of the faster growing companies in the tri-state area."
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I wish I did have a job with the company! I see most of these posts are from out of the metropolitan so its kind of hard for you to understand our biking community here in NY, which although a big city, the bike community is quite small. I happen to be a part of this community and have seen the people like yourselves that are skeptical and apparently either work for the competitor or maybe should. In a world full of oligopolies, why not root for the smaller companies? I happen to come across this feed on bike forums and felt compelled to reply. We can talk about the website and whether it fits your tech standards but how about ride the bike and see if you like it before being so judgmental. On their Facebook page, you can find at least ten riders with a carbon frame. Ask one of them. Happy New Year to all. May 2013 bring you health and prosperity!
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People here are perfectly happy to root for the smaller guy... as long as the smaller guy brings something to the table and is transparent. Since it's prohibitively expensive for a small company to design and produce their own carbon offerings, it's generally assumed that they're sourcing open molds. That's fine, but be upfront about it and let us know why it's still beneficial to buy from you.

More on the transparency thing - shillery is vehemently disliked. You happened come across this thread? BS - it was buried hundreds of pages back. You searched for it. Why did search for it? Most will assume that you've got something to sell and I'm not feeling compelled to disagree.
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Shilling on an internet forum seems pretty desperate. I don't see how these "companies" can make money from an informed consumer. You have a generic Chinese carbon frame, same as on Ebay, but for a complete bike you have lost the parts pricing advantage offered by real bike companies. To me, a legitimate and worthy "little guy" would be like Velo Orange or Black Mountain Cycles. They offer a niche product different from what is available elsewhere. There is product development involved, as opposed to just advertising and counting on the random unsophisticated consumer to bite.
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Shilling on an internet forum seems pretty desperate. I don't see how these "companies" can make money from an informed consumer. You have a generic Chinese carbon frame, same as on Ebay, but for a complete bike you have lost the parts pricing advantage offered by real bike companies. To me, a legitimate and worthy "little guy" would be like Velo Orange or Black Mountain Cycles. They offer a niche product different from what is available elsewhere. There is product development involved, as opposed to just advertising and counting on the random unsophisticated consumer to bite.
Even guys like Ritte are welcome, to me - they're open about the open mold and they're open about the service/support that you can expect from them (and, of course, one of the best paint jobs out there).
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I wish I did have a job with the company! I see most of these posts are from out of the metropolitan so its kind of hard for you to understand our biking community here in NY, which although a big city, the bike community is quite small. I happen to be a part of this community and have seen the people like yourselves that are skeptical and apparently either work for the competitor or maybe should. In a world full of oligopolies, why not root for the smaller companies? I happen to come across this feed on bike forums and felt compelled to reply. We can talk about the website and whether it fits your tech standards but how about ride the bike and see if you like it before being so judgmental. On their Facebook page, you can find at least ten riders with a carbon frame. Ask one of them. Happy New Year to all. May 2013 bring you health and prosperity!
That's quite an accusation. You really are not doing this company any favours posting this. My spidey sense tells me something smells fishy about this thread.

This thread is shaping up to be an epic.
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Looks looks like a solid open mold bike. Hope they aren't asking mickey mouse numbers for their bikes or frames, many do.

Good to see new companies, but im not friend of high prices when something can be assembled at home with the same stuff they do and for thousands less. One thing is compete other one is to take advantage of the situation and clueless people. Like ritte that sells (or used to) you a 2500 dollars paint job bike.

How much is a di2 with them?? cant find any price of this things.
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So I decided to add my two cents years late, as I bought two of these.

Backstory: a local bike vendor bought a lot of inventory and is liquidating: I've been looking at folders and decided I could get some utility out of these, and reduce his inventory-I want him to survive. In other words, I got a good deal, and I can easily travel with them, as can my fiancé, and store them under my desk.

To be simple about these from his and my understanding, these are essentially rebranded Dahons with custom parts. The price may be a tad high. The quality is in no way distinguishable. It is a decent bike. Is it worth the full $450-$500 you'll find it for?

You could probably get an equivalent Dahon with the same price for cheaper if you shop around. If you're not shopping around, these bikes are more than fine if you get them on sale-they're decent so far. But I agree with the concept of Mickey Mouse pricing. If I didn't get them on sale or the bike shop had better stock, these may not have been my choice. The KHS folders he had were sturdier, heavier and with fewer bells and whistles for the same price-not particularly interesting. I would've been far more interested in Montague Bikes, which are pricier but more capable. Sadly he didn't have any, so to get Montague FIT I would've had to spend well over $2000 for the two bikes I wanted, versus $750 for two as he hasn't carried them before and he was trying to liquidate what he already had.

They're also not too light, which is a massive drawback. But they're sturdy. Again they're indistinguishable, but pricier, from Dahons so far as I can see. I haven't had them too long. But again, the point of this is for anyone on google looking up montecci that, look up Dahon for comparison and reviews. This thread was pretty much the only thing I saw, which threw up the same red flag the OP had. As one can tell with me saying essentially buy either on sale or buy Dahon, it's pretty obvious I'm not a shill, though this is my only post. It's not bad thus far, but just expensive.

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