Rikulau Protege Rikulau Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

Protege - Titanium road bike Unlike Master series that focus on high level competition, Protege series frames tend to meet ordinary cyclists’ needs.
Protege series uses double butted 3Al-2.5V titanium tubes, and the tubes were stress released by heat treatment before welding into a frame. Standard size integrated head tube combined with slimmer tubes than Master series gives Protege a good blend of stiffness and comfort, and, moreover, a visually graceful effect. It is a frame suitable for long distance riding.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike yngson a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2010

Strengths:    Its double butted Ti, and beautifully made at that! Others unfamiliar with the brand almost always give it a 2nd look. And proven durability! I've unluckily crashed twice in two separate races in 09', leaving two small dents. After having it examined by the Distributor, I have continued to use it up to the present without any problems.

Weaknesses:    It's double butted Ti!! Would I have the heart to part with it when the "upgradeitis" bug hits me hard in a couple of years?

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 08' size small Xochityl Ti frame with EA90 fork. The Xochityl Ti is everything you'd ever want: stiff enough for racing, durable enough for training and compliant enough for those long days in the saddle. Climbing, descending, multi stage events, etc. The Rikulau Xochityl Ti can do it all and begs for more.

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Favorite Ride:   Eastern Rizal and Laguna provinces, Philippines

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Rikulau Philippines

Similar Products Used:   None (other road bike is a full carbon Trek Madone 5.2 with similar components)

Bike Setup:   SRAM Red group. EA90 carbon fork. AmClass CR420 wheels. Continental GP4000 tires. Fizik Arione saddle. Bontrager alum stem & H-bar. Bontrager carbon S-post. Keo Sprint pedals. Velo bar tape. Total weight 16.5 lbs +/-.

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