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Festka marks 10th anniversary with ultra-cool limited edition bikes

Czech brand knows how to build a stylish bike...

Czech bike brand Festka is marking its 10th anniversary with 10 bikes based on each of its best-selling frames: Scalatore, Doppler, and Rover.

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All of the bikes are naked carbon with 24-carat gold detailing, including Xs on the down tubes – X as in the Roman numeral for 10, of course. Each of the Xs is further marked with the number of each bike between 1 and 10.

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The Scalatore is Festka's top-of-range road model. The Scalatore X (main pic, top of page) is fitted with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, SRM power meter cranks, a Darimo cockpit, and Lightweight wheels. This one is already sold out.

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The Doppler is unusual in that it uses titanium tubes and carbon joints. The titanium tubes of the limited edition Doppler X are given a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating.

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This bike comes with a Campagnolo Super Record groupset, Cane Creek titanium cranks, Carbon TI chainrings and disc brake rotors, Lightweight Wegweiser EVO wheels, and a Schmolke carbon cockpit. The KMC chain is DLC coated too: for strength, resistance to corrosion, and reduced wear and friction.

It is priced at £14,790.

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The Festka Rover is an off-road bike with drop bars and no suspension – the sort of thing that other people call a gravel bike. The Rover X is built up with an ENVE cockpit and SES wheels, a Selle Italia SLR Boost saddle, and a SRAM Force eTap Wide 2x groupset.

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It’s priced at £7,760.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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youngoldbloke | 3 years ago
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I'm really bored by pictures of black bikes on a black background. It's had it's day. No longer cool or clever.

lolol | 3 years ago
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And the prize for the wankiest qoute goes to....


The Festka Rover is incredibly fast. It’s a perfect match for my Porsche Cayenne Turbo S."

BobK | 3 years ago
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Next time you mention Festka please do not forget to mention the fact that one of it's founders was involved in some rather shady deals that caused loss of a lot of public money by Prague's local government. Unfortunatelly, due to state of our judiciary system, no one was convicted. But if you need money to start a hip boutique bike brand, I'm pretty sure he can give you some rather unorthodox advice 8(

open_roads | 3 years ago

Hadn't  heard of this make before but they have some stunning finishes:

Xenophon2 | 3 years ago

I've never ridden a Festka and certainly this limited edition is too expensive for me but I'll say that they do make lovely looking bikes.

Dhill | 3 years ago

Glad I didn’t ask them to name my children.

Steve K replied to Dhill | 3 years ago

Maybe your dogs?

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