Festka Scalatore (raw carbon/menthol gradient)

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Build and shakedown ride video up on YouTube (shot by a very talented friend in Japan) Image

https://youtu.be/zklPh1hEPP8

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by PokojniToza

Probably the best video of this type I've ever seen.

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by HenHarrier

Love Rides of Japan's videos - wry humour, great fun, beautifully edited. And this makes me want a Scalatore. Excellent stuff.

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I saw this pop up in my YouTube subscription feed and after a few seconds I was like:"hey! I know this frame". Quickly checked this topic to find out you had just posted about this video.
Great video, beautiful bike! Next step, sub 6kg?



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by Vermu

Absolutely loving this bike. Great to up it even more!
Makes me want one


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by Calnago

Nicely done. Really like the bike but I’d be a little concerned about that carbon brazeon... it just seems like it’d be way too flimsy for today’s powerful derailleurs.
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xDOMx wrote:Build and shakedown ride video up on YouTube (shot by a very talented friend in Japan) Image

https://youtu.be/zklPh1hEPP8
Just watched as well I knew the bike looked familiar from the forum. Any reason you went dzero and xpedos vs some assiomas and a red crank? The build is insanely gorgeous surely that had to factor into the decision as this isn't close up the best platform for a light Hill climb / everyday bike. All that said it's a beut and I hope it's featured more on ROJ's channel

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Very nice bike/build & video was great! :thumbup:

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Pieke wrote:I saw this pop up in my YouTube subscription feed and after a few seconds I was like:"hey! I know this frame". Quickly checked this topic to find out you had just posted about this video.
Great video, beautiful bike! Next step, sub 6kg?



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Sub-6kg isn’t on my immediate radar, as it currently rides very well as it is, but maybe in the future I’ll try to shave the additional 170-200g!

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Calnago wrote:Nicely done. Really like the bike but I’d be a little concerned about that carbon brazeon... it just seems like it’d be way too flimsy for today’s powerful derailleurs.
I see your point and I had that concern until I researched quite a few different options and looked for feedback as to reliability, stiffness, etc. The Carbonice came out with no negative reviews (that I found), so fingers crossed it does what it has done for those others.

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prebsy wrote:
xDOMx wrote:Build and shakedown ride video up on YouTube (shot by a very talented friend in Japan) Image

https://youtu.be/zklPh1hEPP8
Just watched as well I knew the bike looked familiar from the forum. Any reason you went dzero and xpedos vs some assiomas and a red crank? The build is insanely gorgeous surely that had to factor into the decision as this isn't close up the best platform for a light Hill climb / everyday bike. All that said it's a beut and I hope it's featured more on ROJ's channel

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Thank you for the compliments.

To be honest, it’s a power meter I had on another bike and I didn’t want to buy another. Also, the pedals were relatively reasonably priced compared to heavier counterparts, so I thought I’d try them.

I should say, I’ve not a problem with my Quarq PM so far, so I thought it best to continue on with it.

Never say never for different configurations in the future, though.

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Thanks all for so much positive feedback on the video and the bike.

I can’t praise Tobias (RidesOfJapan) enough and, as he’s a regular riding partner, I hope the bike will end up on his channel more in the future.

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That video is awesome.

Mind if I inquire about the wet sanding of the seatpost? Does the car wax essentially replace having a clearcoat? I've debated, off and on, sanding all the logo/decal stuff off my Red cranks for like a year but part of my hesitation is not wanting to re-clear them.

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jbaillie wrote:That video is awesome.

Mind if I inquire about the wet sanding of the seatpost? Does the car wax essentially replace having a clearcoat? I've debated, off and on, sanding all the logo/decal stuff off my Red cranks for like a year but part of my hesitation is not wanting to re-clear them.
There’s a lot of debate about how much you do or don’t need UV protection for carbon (which I wouldn’t want to get into), but the car wax is meant to have that kind of effect in this case.

Not sure how comfortable I would be having no clear coat on other parts, but it felt appropriate for the seatpost.

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A really first class bike in all regards. And it's nice to see that it is owned by someone who nows how to ride. You're a proper cyclist right down to your lack of upper body strength. (Although I am a little concerned at your proficiency in removing the graphics from the seat post. :lol: )
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