Berk PROTO-TYPE Composites

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
Ruben58
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:08 pm

by Ruben58

Berk wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Thanks for the photo!!

We are giving our best, finally started with the production of our shoes.

Image

Berk Sito cycling shoes
Image

Image

Image

We are taking pre-orders on info (a)berk-composites.com, for our cycling shoes, which finally hit production and first pairs are already produced!
Those shoes were designed for ultimate comfort and great ventilation. Weight per shoe for size 42 is cca. 175g, with integrated insole!
It was developed together with Slovenian orthopedic shoe specialists, and our goal was to make the perfect cycling shoe. After two years of developing and testing we proudly present you our shoes.
Price for pair is 350eur, worldwide shipping. At this moment we offer them in size 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45. Black only
More details are on our website http://www.berk-composites.com



And we also made an aero disc brake prototype, just a few photos:
Image

Image

Image

It is of course already on the road.

Otherwise we are quite busy and slowly growing, and as soon as possible we will offer some more products which are already developed.

We are also working on some tuning for the world tour riders, and hopefully in the future there will be more of our products in the pro peloton :wink:
Is the aero frame project still alive?

by Weenie


User avatar
Kimmoth
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed May 30, 2018 11:33 am
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Contact:

by Kimmoth

Holy crap! Been a fair bit happening since I last saw this thread like six years ago...

Awesome work, Jure!

HarrisonK
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun May 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Location: Main Line, PA

by HarrisonK

I like Berk Composite's saddles a lot. Can anyone recommend a saddle that would be similar to my Fizik Arione Versus Evo? I'm think the regular size unpadded Lupina.

Kazyole
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:45 am
Location: NYC

by Kazyole

HarrisonK wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 am
I like Berk Composite's saddles a lot. Can anyone recommend a saddle that would be similar to my Fizik Arione Versus Evo? I'm think the regular size unpadded Lupina.
For the past few years I've been riding a Fizik Arione 00. So same shape minus the channel. It was mostly comfortable for me but a couple times recently I've ended up with a little bit of post ride discomfort, so I wanted to try something with a cutout. I ended up buying the unpadded lupina in the 132mm size. I've only had it on the bike for a week, but that week did include a 200 mile ride. It's been great for me so far. Even after 11 and a half hours in the saddle, I had no pain. Shape fit well, cutout did what I had hoped it would, and there's enough flex in it that it felt like it moved well with me. After 200 miles in the saddle, my ass was the absolute least of my worries which is about as good as you can hope for.

sychen
Posts: 303
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:06 pm

by sychen

just got a padded lupina and like it so far..
Question : any issues with the 7mm rails with saddle bags? Silca seatroll for reference.

jellytots
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:46 pm

by jellytots

Kazyole wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:25 am
HarrisonK wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 am
I like Berk Composite's saddles a lot. Can anyone recommend a saddle that would be similar to my Fizik Arione Versus Evo? I'm think the regular size unpadded Lupina.
For the past few years I've been riding a Fizik Arione 00. So same shape minus the channel. It was mostly comfortable for me but a couple times recently I've ended up with a little bit of post ride discomfort, so I wanted to try something with a cutout. I ended up buying the unpadded lupina in the 132mm size. I've only had it on the bike for a week, but that week did include a 200 mile ride. It's been great for me so far. Even after 11 and a half hours in the saddle, I had no pain. Shape fit well, cutout did what I had hoped it would, and there's enough flex in it that it felt like it moved well with me. After 200 miles in the saddle, my ass was the absolute least of my worries which is about as good as you can hope for.
I have 2 unpadded Lupinas on 2 bikes and love them both - if I do build up a THIRD bike (god forbid my wife finds out my scheming plan to accumulate the parts slowly) I know I'll be getting another lupina for it :D

Most of what other guys have said about it ring true - the wings flex to allow it to soak up road vibrations and small bumps etc and really doesn't feel uncomfortable even after 5 hour long rides. My previous Arione R5 was just all pain after 3 hours.

HarrisonK
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun May 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Location: Main Line, PA

by HarrisonK

How do I know the correct size to order?

User avatar
JKolmo
Posts: 404
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:00 pm

by JKolmo

sychen wrote:just got a padded lupina and like it so far..
Question : any issues with the 7mm rails with saddle bags? Silca seatroll for reference.
Am running that exact combo. No worries at all! Occasionally even an Arundel Tubi with a Veloflex carbon 23mm spare tubular, no problems there either.

sychen
Posts: 303
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:06 pm

by sychen


JKolmo wrote: Am running that exact combo. No worries at all! Occasionally even an Arundel Tubi with a Veloflex carbon 23mm spare tubular, no problems there either.
Thanks mate.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk


zefs
Posts: 99
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:40 pm

by zefs

HarrisonK wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm
How do I know the correct size to order?
Measure sit bones (bike shops have this gel you can sit on) and add 20-30mm to the measurement for saddle width.
Also, having a correct bike fit plays a big role on saddle comfort.

HarrisonK
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun May 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Location: Main Line, PA

by HarrisonK

Can someone post Eric’s email address?

KarlC
Posts: 729
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:08 am
Location: San Diego Ca USA

by KarlC

HarrisonK wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:44 am
Can someone post Eric’s email address?
For Berk products in the USA contact Eric Rafuse at .....

https://www.elitevelosolutions.com/

info@elitevelosolutions.com

.

HarrisonK
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun May 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Location: Main Line, PA

by HarrisonK

KarlC wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:30 pm
HarrisonK wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:44 am
Can someone post Eric’s email address?
For Berk products in the USA contact Eric Rafuse at .....

https://www.elitevelosolutions.com/

info@elitevelosolutions.com

.
Thanks. I'm picking up a Lupina in 3k gloss from Eric within the next day or so! I'll post a picture when I can.
EDIT: Here it is:
Image

User avatar
PinaRene
Posts: 556
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:08 pm

by PinaRene

These came in yesterday , thnx to the perfect service by #Berkcomposites :thumbup:

Image
Image
Image
Image

TurboTommy
Posts: 124
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:32 pm

by TurboTommy

PinaRene wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:29 am
These came in yesterday , thnx to the perfect service by #Berkcomposites :thumbup:

Image
Image
Image
Image
I really like the finish of the one on the right what is that?

I have a padded lupina on one of my bikes and it’s the comfiest road saddle I’ve ever used. I know these things are subjective but the fact it is so forgiving is universal. Really great saddle. Lightweight and comfy.

by Weenie


Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post