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Aegis(9 posts)

Nov 18, 2001 4:52 PM
Aro Svelte looks interesting. Ridden by anyone here? Lowest price I've found for frame is $950 -- anyone found it cheaper? Thanks
re: Aegismerckx56
Nov 19, 2001 7:06 AM
run away as fast as you can. if you want carbon, get a trek or a colnago. aegis is a good deal if you mind getting a new rig every other year. the de-laminate almost as bad as kestrel frames! they are about as stiff as a wet paper towel and the ride is absolutely dead!
then why do they have a LIFETIME warranty?Ponce
Nov 19, 2001 8:47 AM
what's the warranty on a Trek or Colnago?
re: AegisTJeanloz
Nov 19, 2001 9:05 AM
I rode multiple Aegis frames for a few years, and I can't say that I agree with that. I never had one delaminate- even after really hard, abusive riding. The ride was quite similar to the OCLV that replaced them in my garage. In terms of stiffness, the Aegis was among the laterally stiffest bikes I've ever owned.

It's true that if I were to get a new carbon bike it would probably not be an Aegis- I think that Calfee and Colnago do a better job these days- but those two are considerably more expensive.

I have been to the Aegis manufacturing facility, and it is my impression that they know more about carbon fiber than just about anybody in the bike industry. They really pioneered carbon bicycles, and make a very good product at a decent price.
Kestrel delaminating?pmf1
Nov 19, 2001 1:27 PM
I've never heard of this problem with Kestrel. I've had my 200 Sci for 8 years and it still looks great. Didn't Trek make a carbon bike a few years back that all the clear coat fell off of? And as far as customer service goes, I hear a lot of bad stories about Trek. I even know someone who had the front derailer plate fall off. It had to go back to the factory and he waited months to get it back. He says he'll never buy a Trek again.

If I had the choice between a Trek and a Aegis, I think I'd go for the Aegis. They have been in the business longer and I think make a better product than Trek. As far as Colnago, its a great bike (I've got one), but a C-40 will cost 3 times what you pay for the Aegis. It has no warranty either.
re: AegisGus Riley
Nov 19, 2001 2:16 PM
I've owned two of them and still ride them. Mine is a beautiful lobster red bike. The ride is like a Trek 5200 but I think it is stiffer. My first Aegis had what turned out to be a minor flaw in the paint, but it looked like a crack. We sent it back to Aegis and they took care of the problem. Thier customer service called me at my home (more than once). They wanted to keep me abreast of what the status was with my bike! I was totally impressed with them. I have a couple of Cannondales and my Aegis is almost as rigid as these. I've seen Trek OCLV problems where the chain stays crack at the junction with the bottom bracket. Between a Trek and an Aegis I much prefer the Aegis! They are better looking (to me anyway) and they are not a "cookie-cutter" bike....they're not around every corner.
re: Aegisgkrisko
Nov 21, 2001 7:38 AM
I have owned both and sold the Aegis for a reason
Aegis=costly and headaches although a nice smooth responsive ride, water bottle cage treads coming out after 6 months odd shaped seatposts, a bike that feels mushy after one season. No thanks, and the price tag not again.
OCLV= Better price, no assembly headaches, a company that will be around for a lifetime to stand behind their lifetime warranty. Stiff even after two seasons on it.

Hey Gus, did you ever wonder why you call the OCLV a "cookie cutter bike" it is because the OCLVs HAVE EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE, DURABLITY AND ARE COMPETIVELY PRICED! In turn the masses realize this and have bought a value. I would put my OCLV up to anything on the road and the truth is it will ride with all of the other Marque brands for lots less $$$. I have a Carerra Hercules RC right now love it but for different reasons. I had both the Aegis and OCLV at the same time and I sold the Aegis...there was a reason for it, because next to eachother I had more confidence in my OCLV and still do compared to the Aegis. So then sell your OCLV if you do not like it!!!
a bike that feels mushy after one seasonha
Nov 21, 2001 7:42 AM
urban legend
a bike that feels mushy after one seasongkrisko
Nov 26, 2001 9:10 AM
so you are saying I am a legend ehh?
b/c when I look down and I see the bottom bracket move, I am feeling what I am seeing, When It happens on one bike and not the other I would then go on to say the Aegis is "mushy" and the OCLV still stiff!