Festka Rover (Frameset)
Carbon Fiber Gravel Bike
The Rover is Festka’s newly designed adventure bike that utilizes the same state of the art carbon fiber layup technology featured in their award winning race bikes, with an optimized geometry and tire clearance for off-road gravel adventures.
Custom paint jobs and geometries available for additional fees.
If you want to have one bike for tarmac and gravel, this is it. Instead of creating a clunky SUV, Festka designed a rally machine. Fast and nimble, light and handling impeccably. Crossing parts that work brilliantly elsewhere, Rover‘s main triangle is composed of tubes designed for Festka’s Spectre and Scalatore models. The chainstays are specific to this model as this part must cope with extra pressure on rougher surfaces.
All Festka models excel in exceptional stiffness and comfort, so Festka retained these characteristics even off-road. Most gravel bikes do not deliver in terms of performance. In their quest for bigger and bigger tires, designers sacrifice the transfer of power. Festka’s goal was to design a bicycle that would perform without compromise, both on and off-road. The Rover frame can compete with the best road frames available. Equipped with road wheels, the ride is exactly what you would expect from a top quality road bike.
The recommended 50/34 chainrings combined with an 11-34 cassette will cover nearly any situation on or off-road. However, the frame is designed to work with any groupset, up to and including Shimano’s 1x11 Di2 drivetrain with a wide-range cassette and Shimano’s XT Di2 rear derailleur as well as the new Shimano GRX groupset.
Festka has not forgotten the needs of bikepackers for whom the Rover would be a perfect platform in many ways. The fork is equipped with threaded inserts allowing riders to fit the bike with mudguards or a bag rack. The sloping top tube and bottle cage positions are also designed to accommodate the need to fit a bag inside the frame. And, of course, attaching a bag to the seat post is possible as well.
The two CORE design schemes are an elegant olive green and gold, and a more playful flower trio + white scheme. Additional colors are available as an upgrade, so you can go as crazy as you want - for a little extra money!
- MAX TIRE CLEARANCE: 40 mm (700c) 50 mm (650b)
- WEIGHT: approx. 980 g
- BOTTOM BRACKET SHELL: PF 86.5/41 mm
- FORK: COLUMBUS Futura Gravel 1 1/4
- HEAD TUBE DIAMETER: 44 mm
- FRONT DERAILLEUR CLAMP: 34.9 mm
- SEATPOST DIAMETER: 31.6 mm
- SHIFTING: mechanical, EPS, Di2, eTap, Rotor
Festka bikes are available in two geometries, Sport and Race. Sport offers a more relaxed, endurance-oriented riding position while Race places the rider in a lower, more aggressive, and more aerodynamically efficient riding position. Custom geometry is of course available for an addition cost.
FESTKA’S CARBON FIBER TECHNOLOGY
Carbon fibre composite tubes are the core building material of every Festka frame. Produced to the technological standards of the aircraft industry, these tubes bring Festka bicycles into close kinship with modern jets. Every tube is made of one continuous fibre of carbon filament, eliminating air bubbles, seams and joined fibers. The CNC automated axial fibre laying (AFL) machine technology ensures unparalleled quality of every tube produced. The possibility to weave the tubes of individual fibers gives us nearly unlimited engineered design options and allows us to optimize the tubes to virtually any specifications.
Festka was founded in Prague, Czech Republic by a few cycling racers and enthusiasts in 2010 and has earned the reputation as one of the most aesthetically jaw dropping and technologically advanced bicycle brands in the world. Festka produces carbon fiber and titanium road, track and gravel bikes that are fully customizable and available in extremely limited quantities. Festka constantly aims to push the boundaries of design, and more often than not produces one-of-a-kind dream bikes that will turn heads for miles.
DELIVERY AND LEAD TIME
FESTKA Bicycles are truly one-of-a-kind. Each FESTKA is built specifically for the rider. Your FESTKA will typically be delivered 6 - 8 months after your order is placed, however, due to overwhelming demand, it is possible that your FESTKA bicycle may ship over 6 months after placing your order.
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