Fondriest Golden Renaix 88 Frames

4/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

Named after a world title, this is a truly unique frame, produced in a limited, numbered series. It is unique in its combination of the aluminum main triangle, and the rear section consisting of four overhanging layers of composite material which are attached to the front section using two hand-crafted aluminum structures taken from a solid block: these two structures gives the frame a truly unique appearance, while at the same time strengthening the rear section and damping the vibrations transmitted from rough terrain. All of this means greater comfort for the rider, without compromising the bike’s sharp response. The frame is supplied with a series of accessories technically and aesthetically designed to be part of the frame itself, and comes in an elegant Renaix 88 souvenir case.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aaronbarker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2011

Strengths:    Smooth and responsive. No twitch. Confidence-inspiring. Defininte 'cool' factor. How many of these are on your weekly training ride?

Weaknesses:    1" fork steerer. 1" carbon forks aren't as common as the 1-1/8" forks if you want to replace/upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
Purchased as a damaged frame, I was able to use my industry knowledge to repair damage to the carbon stays. Boy, was it ever worth it! A quick and comfortable frame, it displays all the confidence and nimbleness of Fondriest frames of the early-to-mid 2000's. One of the first frames to employ carbon as a major structural component, it's great to ride a piece of cycling history. The frame is constructed very well. Welds are clean, the 'CNC bridge' from the BB to the chainstays is cleanly machined and the carbon is sound. The graphics are terrific and better (in my opinion) than the flat but durable 'rubberized' finish Fondriest pioneered. I only wish the fork was a 1-1/8" unit as it would be easier to source out a replacement, but in 1988, 1" was the standard. If you get the chance to pick one up, don't hesitate. Build it and ride it or hang it on your wall, it will be a great addition to your stable.

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Favorite Ride:   Fishback

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Fondriest Carb Level, Status Plus, Top Level, Marinoni Delta Xtra, Viner Mr.Alu.

Bike Setup:   Campy Daytona 9sp, HED Bastogne wheels, Taiwan-made generic carbon crank, Fizik Arione saddle, Deda stem, Zoom bars soon to be replaced by Stella Azzurra Brianza

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