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Cyfac Gothica Frames

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $4700.00

Product Description

Full-carbon rear drop-outs with replaceable derailleur hanger. T800H IM carbon fibre with 1K weave. Standard geometry features full-carbon lugs. Custom frames are completely lug-less and use Cyfac's hand-made custom production process. New exclusive Double-Stay 2 rear seat and chain stays. Internal brake cable routing. 100% Full-Carbon (including the drop-outs) sub-300 gram fork with integrated headset included. Frame weight medium, unpainted only 900 grams!

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by orange_julius a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2010

Strengths:    Supple ride with just enough communication with the road. Snappy characteristic makes spirited riding really fun.

Weaknesses:    Gives up a bit of stiffness compared to my other frames. Weight is not the lightest compared to other frames today. But I really should lose 10 pounds of my own weight, rather than 2 pounds of my bike's.

Bottom Line:   
This is my third Cyfac, after a Nerv alu/carbon and a Nerv carbon. With the same wheels and similar parts, I can compare all three of them.

I loved the Nerv alu/carbon which I rode for years. It was a very nice balance between spirited riding and all-day comfort. The Nerv carbon added unabashed efficiency and speed, while giving up some comfort.

The Gothica though, is really something else. It is much more supple and comfortable than anything I have ridden before (Trek, LOOK). Yet it still has that really fun Cyfac feeling of snap when you stomp on the pedals or when you are carving turns.

Just like other Cyfacs, it took me almost no time to "understand" this frame. I think that this is the ultimate frame I have ridden so far. It may not be the stiffest frame, but it sure is really fun to ride!

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Favorite Ride:   Strawberry Hills

Purchased At:   VeloEuropa.com

Similar Products Used:   LOOK KG361
Cyfac Nerv Alu/Carbon
Cyfac Nerv Carbon

Bike Setup:   Cyfac Gothica
Campagnolo Chorus 10 shifter/gearing/RD
Campagnolo Chorus 11 FD
Campagnolo Chorus 11 UT Crankset
DT Swiss 1450 wheels
Continental GP3000 700x23
ITM bar/stem/post

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kbpixie a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2010

Strengths:    Stiffness, responsiveness, and paint options

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Best bike I've ever ridden!!! Stiff when climbing out of the saddle or sprinting, but sweet and fast through the turns and descents. I weigh only 110lbs to that is very important.

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Favorite Ride:   any hilly ride

Similar Products Used:   Dart

Bike Setup:   Gothica with durace 10

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