NAHBS 2013: Festka’s Crowd-Funded Zero Lugged Carbon Road Bike Gets Real, Plus Shiny Track Discs!
There was simply no missing Czech builder Festka’s Rocket Wheel. It is a full carbon disc tubular track wheel, made for 19mm or 23mm wheels depending on how you’ll use them. The carbon layers are laid up differently based on the rider, so they’re full custom. Weights start as light as 790g for the front wheel.
They’re mounted on a Columbus Zona steel frame with chrome finish and silver welds. The complete bike would run about $10,000.
If you think this one’s bright, cover your eyes and head past the break for the day glow pink Zero…
The Zero is a bike we’ve covered before as it entered a crowd funding program. We’re happy to say the campaign was successful and now that they’re home from the show, they’re going into production. Called Projekt 200 because they only had 200 full custom frames available through the deal, it’s offered on three different tube sets depending on intended use.
Besides being their first lugged carbon model, it sets itself apart with the use of cork inside the tubes in key sections to damp vibration. Check this post for pricing and some specs.
Fibers are oriented at absolutely 0° to increase stiffness, then over wrapped with a cross weave to make it torsionally strong.
The Pablo is their Columbus XCR stainless steel road bike that gets a new limited edition paint design every year.