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Anyone ride an AEGIS(6 posts)

Anyone ride an AEGISCFVeloDan
Jun 21, 2001 11:40 AM
I just wanted to see if any fellow bikers ride an AEGIS. I have an Aro Svelte. Its a great bike and really cheap for the parts you get.
re: Anyone ride an AEGISThioderek
Jun 21, 2001 12:05 PM
I have two of them.

A 2000 Aero Svelte road with Chorus from 95.
A 2000 Aero Svelte track bike-they exclude all the additions when they are molding it I think-with a Dura Ace track groupo; it has track dropouts also.

Nice bikes all around. Very stiff and responsive. I originally got the track bike first and loved the ride so much that I ordered the road bike version. I was a little disappointed with the difference in weight 3.3 pounds for the frame. But I got over that quickly. Very fast bike with a lot of bulk. It would be aperfet bike ifthey could get the weight down just a little more. The Hot Rod forks do the trick somewhat, but I think they use too much material to build the frames.

I do love how the seat tube curves around the rear wheel. It makes for a very responsive bike and looks pretty trick.

I actually wrecked my road Aegis and have been putting off getting it repaired, since I bought another bike to replace it. I am not so sure I would keep it if I do get it repaired. I snapped the rear triangle in an accident and have to get it replaced. The bike took a lot less damage than what I sustained.
re: Anyone ride an AEGISSpiderman
Jun 21, 2001 4:53 PM
i test rode one for about 20 miles one day up some short steep hills and some long flats. I liked it alot, the ride was very compliant from the C/F and compared to my steel frame, very light. I liked how responsive it was but i think it may have been the new ultegra wheels on it. On a whole, i wasn't really impressed, but it was light and if you stomp on it, it goes fast.
re: Anyone ride an AEGISLone Gunman
Jun 21, 2001 10:18 PM
I have heard from a shop owner a 60% frame failure rate for Aegis CF as compared to Trek CF, 100% failure rate. That creaking you hear in the bottom bracket is actually fissure cracks forming around the seat tube.
Please Clarify....Len J
Jun 22, 2001 5:57 AM
Are you saying that 6 out of 10 Aegis frames fail?....and that 10 out of 10 Trek Carbon frames fail?

I suspect that even if this were half true that neither company could afford to sell the Bikes.

Did this shop owner by any chance sell a competitive bike to these two?
Please Clarify....Lone Gunman
Jun 22, 2001 12:45 PM
I always have a saying that "figures lie and Liars figure". Only repeating trade show blather. I guess the clarification "lies" in the interpretation of the word failure. In checking sources from a bike trade show, failure is described as a creaking in the frame that will not go away. ie; fissure cracks in the frame somewhere. A big Trek dealer this year has said every CF frame he has sold in the past several months has creaking in it; failure, and Trek is happily replacing those that are. What about others? What about the folks that don't report the creaking or the 1000's of happy CF owners with no problems. I don't think there is a comparison that can be made. Aegis puts more "stock" into their frames but those also have failed. Sweat also seems to play a role in the failure of CF, seems to break down the glue,resin whatever it is holding the frame fibers together. The shop owner choose not to carry CF bikes in general, feeling it would not be a wise business move. I agree, I highly doubt that the failure rate figures are accurate, however the shop owner has seen the failures in CF and decided to stay away.