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Czech Mountain Bike - Unknown brand - RAVO ULTIMATE

ZhollisZhollis Posts: 2
edited September 2008 in MTB buying advice
Here is the Czech Republic we have all the usual imported brands but we have also our own home built brands. I have an offer from a local bike shop to buy a top of the range Czech bike at a fantastic end of year price. I have tried to translate this myself, so please excuse the technical terms. I spoke to the manufacturer, who are also the importers here in CZ for all of these parts and the frame is not made here but imported from Taiwan. The price is 1.600 GBP (reduced from 2.600). The bike looks good although not up to the styling of some of the better known brands. When I looked on Wiggle the components alone cost more that the bike. Should I go for an unkown brand or get lower components from a known brand. I find nothing in English from this brand, although it is sold in many shops in CZ.

I could compare this to buying a top of the range Skoda as apposed to a mid level BMW. But I know Skoda make damn good cars with VW technology.

Any advice is appreciated.

ULTIMATE (Modulus karbon Frame: 3K High Modulus Carbon)
fork: Manitou R7 Elite Absolute, sealed, 80 mm
headset: FSA Orbit
Shimano XTR brake levers: Shimano Xtr
Shimano hydraulic disc Xtr
Xtr Shimano dual control
Shimano XT front: Shimano XT
Shimano XTR derailleurs: Shimano Xtr
Sram PG980 (11 - 32 zubů) pinion: scar PG980 (11 - 32 teeth)
Shimano HG93 Chain: Shimano HG93
Shimano XTR Hollowtech II chainset: Xtr Shimano Hollowtech II
Mavic Crossmax-Sl disc tubeless zapletená round: Mavic Crossmax-Sl disc tubeless
Hutchinson Python tubeless light 2.00
Kalloy Guizzo seat: Kalloy GuiZzo
fi´zi:k Gobi saddle: fi'zi: the Gobi
Kalloy Guizzo handlebar: Kalloy GuiZzo
Kalloy Guizzo stem: Kalloy GuiZzo
Zoom karbon extensions: Zoom Carbon
9,7 kg / vel.18 Weight: 9.7 kg / vel.18
16 / 18 / 20 size: 16 / 18 / 20

Find below link bit in Czech........

http://www.mtbs.cz/katalog07_tisk.html?m=666

Thanks


Zac

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    you wont find much info in English as it is a Czech brand.
    In the mid class the most powerful brand is Author, here other
    domestic brands are enforced (Apache, Ravo, Forever, Dominator, and
    Rock Machine is back after financial troubles). Slovak Kelly´s has
    recently had good sales results in Czech.
    from
    http://www.avdk.cz/klub/avdk_colipi_colipet.pdf
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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