Interbike 2008 – Storck 2009 Bicycles
NOTE: This video is available in HD! Mouseover the video, click the Ã¢â‚¬Å“HD is OffÃ¢â‚¬Â button, then click in the middle and a new Vimeo window will open with the HD version.
Storck had more than just their bikes on display…their founder, Markus Storck was on hand to explain the features and the philosophy behind their fabrication methods, design ideas and new bikes. Ã‚Â I highly recommend clicking the button to watch it in HD…these bikes are amazing, and it’s interesting to hear Markus’ theories and ideas behind his bikes.
I did a pretty extensive post on Storck’s new 2009 bikes here, and you can click the “more” link below to see pics and a few more details from the show…
The 2009 Storck Fascenario is pretty much the lightest bike around. Ã‚Â The “IS” above is the ultra-light version of the “standard” Fascenarion, below. Ã‚Â The IS uses an integrated bottom bracket and crankset, nearly full ceramic headset (integrated) and full carbon fork. Ã‚Â The complete bike as shown above is 9.89lbs. Ã‚Â Ridiculous. Ã‚Â And by ridiculous, I mean awesome.
Frame weight is about 750g, and the complete module weight (frame, fork, headset and cranks/bb) is a mere 1550g. Ã‚Â They’re giving them away for $9,500 (module only). Ã‚Â Click on any of these pics to enlarge them.
The regular Fascenario uses Storck’s proprietary design wheels (built by Zipp), weighs 1194g for frame, fork and ceramic headset, and MSRP’s for $6,250. Complete bike built as shown weighs only 13 lbs with SRAM Red. Ã‚Â Both models use carbon, rear entry dropouts (below).
The rear dropouts on the Fascenarios are carbon and rear facing. Ã‚Â I won’t spoil it as to why, just watch the video.
Storck held the first patent on carbon cranks. Ã‚Â Their Powerarms SL weigh in at 440g without chainrings and come in either compact or standard bolt patterns. Ã‚Â Available in 170, 172.5 and 175 lengths. Ã‚Â They use BB30 technology with a two-piece external BB design. Ã‚Â They also make an ISIS BB version for 130mm bolt pattern (standard) only.Ã‚Â
The Aero uses a heavily shaped frame with a removable seatpost cover that can be trimmed to size once you get your seat where you want it. Ã‚Â The seat position is also adjustable fore/aft, depending on its intended use. Ã‚Â This bike also features the Storck-designed Zipp wheels, which have a depth about halfway between Zipps shallow and super deep carbon rims, giving an aero advantage without hurting times when riding with a crosswind.
One of the interesting features is the sharply angled downtube. Ã‚Â The idea is to push air out from the bike, around your legs’ turbulent air. (the yellowish color is just a reflection from the carpet, the bike is all carbon) Ã‚Â MSRP is $4,000 for frame/fork/headset/aero seatpost cover (from the website).
The Aero’s specs.
For the offroad set, Storck had their Adrenalin full suspension mountain bike (all carbon, of course). Ã‚Â Specs below:
The Rebelion is their hardtail line, and is offered in three frame specs. Ã‚Â The 1.0 (1070g), the 1.1 (shown, 1170g) and the 1.3 (from 1250g). Ã‚Â All use a carbon dropout with replaceable hanger, and the main difference is the type of carbon weave used. Ã‚Â Frame/headset prices range from $3,800 to $2,650.