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Falco Bikes, Is this a New Titanium Builder???

Old 08-18-13, 10:12 AM
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Falco Bikes, Is this a New Titanium Builder???

I was surfing this morning and came across a new titanium bike builder, or new to me. Although I haven't paid much attention to the titanium bikes built out of China this one caught my eyes. The last mainstream titanium builder out of China that I remembered was Airborne which their welds looked like crap. I do know there are companies here that importing some titanium bikes from China like Habanero Cycles, Pride Cycles, and some smaller brands.

I came across this Falco Bikes this morning and I do say by the looks of these they do look gorgeous. Although I do not know nothing about them but they do look more on the higher end of the spectrum on the titanium bikes where they look like they have the craftsmanship of the heavy hitters of the titanium world. Check this out and let me know what you all think. Oh by the way again I know nothing about this company, but I get excited when I see a new titanium bike pop up once in a while when this sport has been dominated by carbon.

https://www.falcobike.com
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It is a company started by a guy who frequents the Weight Weenies forum. His username there is "elviento". From what I know, they design frames in house (not open-mold) and have them made in China. Their products seem well thought out (although I find the geometry to be a bit on the aggressive side even for their more "relaxed" frames) and fairly priced.
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+1 go to weightweenies and check out the photos elviento has put up there. Pretty awesome looking stuff. A lot of thought has gone into his designs, a lot of which he has presented over on that other forum...
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I read the original thread about his bikes. I'd love one.
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The craftsmanship on these looks first class all the way. I love the nicely engraving on the stepped headtube, the welds are also nice and smooth. If I didn't already have two titanium bikes now I would seriously consider getting one of these.











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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I read the original thread about his bikes. I'd love one.
Do you have the link to that thread? I would like to know a little bit about these bikes. They like absolutely gorgeous.
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Great looking bikes for sure. And if you have alot of the componetry lying around a frame is not badly priced if it has a decent warranty behind it.
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Originally Posted by roadraccer View Post
Do you have the link to that thread? I would like to know a little bit about these bikes. They like absolutely gorgeous.
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...hp?f=3&t=94417
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...p?f=3&t=103185
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Thanks for the links!
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