Frame set also includes FSA stem and Ultegra front derailure.
Aegis and Kestral literally began the carbon movement in the mid 90s when they were one company know as "Advanced Composites" As their opinions on the best way to make a bike frame started differing, they went their separate ways and started their respective companies. Aegis was doing carbon when others were trying to perfect aluminum.
This frame/fork combo is from the early 2000s and is in fantastic shape for it's age. It started as a yellow to carbon fade but, I had it repainted at Aegis in 2005 to match my team colors. Has the normal rub marks and paint chips that come with use
It's made of intermediate modulus carbon. Unlike many of today's hi-mod frames, intermediate is tough as nails and offers a more muted ride while cushioning rd imperfections.
The seat post binder was Aegis' ingenious internal helix design than required very little torque to hold the post. Unfortunately the adjusting bolt was steel and over the years it rusted itself to the center of the binder. The original was carefully drilled out by the local bike shop. I then had replica binder created at a machine shop out of billet aluminum and a stainless steel bolt. The finished binder is like a work of machined precision art.
This frame set would be a great way to get into the carbon game at less than the price of a Zipp or Enve front wheel. I recently got a Parlee and was going to use this as my winter/foul weather bike but, it's just too nice for such a fate. Time to let someone else enjoy the ride.
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