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Roark Titanium Bikes(5 posts)

Roark Titanium Bikesjohnjohn
Mar 22, 2002 1:36 PM
Hey folks,
Checked the archives under reviews and discussions and couldn't find one reference to Roark titanium frames. I did a Yahoo search and found a tid-bit here and there, like the fact that Robin Williams owns one and was bringing it to ride with his good buddy Lance Armstrong. Weird stuff like that, but nothing solid. Anybody got some real info? nmTroyboy
Mar 22, 2002 2:37 PM
Mar 22, 2002 5:03 PM
last year at RtfR, he took their demo and was riding it in the convention hall thing...pretty funny. i think it was spec'ed at 13lbs? maybe 14lbs.
re: Roark Titanium BikesIan
Mar 24, 2002 4:40 AM
When I worked in a bike shop, he came in with a demo bike, it was his personal bike. Ti, of course, with S&S couplers because he travels a lot, and Campy 10, it was beautiful. He then sent us a demo model, 54cm or 55cm frame size, D/A with Vector Pros. It was a very nice bike and we sold it to a customer. They don't have a ton of experience in bikes, but, I bet they have more titanium experience than Litespeed, Merlin, Seven, etc. When he came in to talk to us, he gave us the company's history, they build parts for the military and commercial airlines. When you look at a jet engine, the hub that holds the fan blades, they build those and the fan blades. And lots of other things, but I remember those. He started building bikes because he loves to ride and had the resources to build ti bikes. Anyway, from my little experience with them, I thought they were pretty nice.
re: Roark Titanium Bikesjohnjohn
Mar 24, 2002 9:34 AM
Ian, thanks for the info!