Griffen Kompresser Frames

5/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Lightness combined with stiffness and agility
  • Best Criterium and road-racing bike


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JRunner a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2010

Strengths:    Stiff, responsive and light. Great paint job!

Weaknesses:    Absolutely None

Bottom Line:   
Went from a classic steel road bike to the Griffen Kompressor. This bike is quick, responsive, stiff, and the damping others claim is legit. I put the bike together on July 4th (red, white and blue frame) and have over 1500 miles.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Colnago, Griffen Vulcan

Bike Setup:   FSA cockpit, Ultegra, Fulcrum Racing 3


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fheeckman a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2007

Strengths:    stiff, responsive, fast, light, very comfortable ride.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I bid on this Vulcan frame at a charity event and won. I built it up and rode it in several triathlons.

Absolutely top quality frame and fork. Very stiff and fast. One of the best bikes I have ever ridden.

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Favorite Ride:   mount diablo

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   charity event

Similar Products Used:   trek carbon, specialized

Bike Setup:   Record throughout. Renn disk and Hed3 trispoke in front. Easton aerobars.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joey a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2004

Strengths:    Smooth, Stiff and resposive all in one package.

Weaknesses:    People keep staring.

Bottom Line:   
I won this frame at a local triathlon. I was not sure about coming off my Carbon TREK 5200 to go to what I believed was an expensive aluminum. Man was I wrong!!! After switching the parts and adding some upgrades I was amazed at how smooth this bike road. Responsive is not accurate psychic is a better word. I will never be able to go back to traditional materials. I got mine in Ferrari red. The police registration reads COLOR: red !!!! I'd give it a value rating of 5 even if I had paid for it; Thanks to Tony at Griffen and Terry at Tri Running (www.strengthandendurance.com) .

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Favorite Ride:   Back Roads near home all by my lonsome.

Purchased At:   Tri Running, Lafayet

Similar Products Used:   Giant OCR, Trek 5200, Trek mountain bikes

Bike Setup:   Griffen with Bontrager Race Lite wheels, Full Ultegra, FSA and Bontrager cockpit and speedplay zero peds.


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

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2004

Strengths:    Stiff like the 04 Spec Sworks Aluminum bike I had yet ride with the smoothness of Carbon and very responsive and stable at speeds over 45 mph. Cool fade pain jobs too.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The griffen kompressor is the by far the most reponsive, stiff, and comfortable road bike that I have ridden. First ride out the bike took off my average speed increased and it is so stiff. But It also ride just like a full carbon, you dont get that jarring jackhammer feeling of a normal aluminum bike with Griffen and its Boron Carbide Aluminum Metal Matrix. There 3 kompressor frames. one has full aero tubing, one has just an sero down tube and the one i have is just traditional round tubes.

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Favorite Ride:   Figuero Mtn, Los Olivos, CA

Purchased At:   Bike Barn www.bikeba

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Sworks, Giant Carbon TCR and aluminum tcr

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace 10spd, Easton components, Tufo tires Fizik, ALiante, Saddle


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gambo2166 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2004

Strengths:    It has a soft ride like carbon but boy is is stiff when putting the power down...

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
I love this frame! Rides like carbon but stiff like alloy. Great customer suport.

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Similar Products Used:   Iv owned over 20 road bikes and this is by far my fav..

Bike Setup:   Full DA 10 speed, Easton carbon bars,EA70 stem, Pava seat post,Tufo tires.



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