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Aegis Victory...Aegis bike owners(6 posts)

Aegis Victory...Aegis bike ownersPaulCL
May 13, 2003 10:59 AM
If anyone read my thread below, you know I'm bike shopping. Everytime I talk to a new shop, I get another "deal"...but this one seems real:

Aegis Victory Race Stock (my size) with Ouzo pro CF fork with headset, stem and Ritchey bar. Retail: around $2500 (I checked) he is offering it to me for $1700 plus about $120 for the build. The bike was purchased by the owner of the store but it was too big for him, so basically, he's selling it at cost. By the way: Aegis has a lifetime warranty. This frame weighs next to nothing. http://www.aegisbicycles.com/lo/frames/2003victory.html

Any input on Aegis frames??? I've always admired their looks....time to give it a test ride and a good fitting.

By the way...the Calfee turns out to be way out of my price range...total of about $2700 when all said and done.
re: Aegis Victory...Aegis bike ownersSTI
May 13, 2003 11:05 AM
I used to ride an Aegis. I had no problems at all with it. Good bike, a little heavy.
re: Aegis Victory...Aegis bike ownersTwoCircles Tim
May 13, 2003 1:38 PM
I owned a '93ish Aro a number of years ago. I bought it used and abused for extremely cheap. The jacka-- I bought it from had somehow partially broken the carbon at the end of the internal cable routing. Since it wasn't structural I bought it - $300 for a complete bike with Sachs New Success. After about a year one of the shifter mounts pulled out of the frame - like I said, it had a hard life and was 6 or so seasons old.

I shipped the frame to Aegis, and even though they knew I was not the original owner they fixed everything on the frame and painted it a color of my choice for I believe $200. Great service. I recommend them for this reason.

The frame was a bit heavy back then, but it was an Aro - before the Aro Svelte. New frames are much lighter.
re: Aegis Victory...Aegis bike ownersZyzbot
May 13, 2003 2:49 PM
I have owned an Aro Svelte for 2 years now. Never had a problem out of it. Comfortable ride and a good climber. The paint chips a bit easily though.
re: Aegis Victory...Aegis bike ownersgusriley
May 13, 2003 6:25 PM
I've owned two Aro Sveltes, love both of them. Aside from the paint chipping too easily the bikes are great handlers and very easy on the eyes. I understand the Victory is Aegis's top of the line road frame, they're lighter and the design is a bit different. I may have one of them soon! I've dealt with the company on several occasions. Twice when I called, the owner answered. Aegis is a wonderful company to deal with.
re: Aegis Victory...Aegis bike ownersAegis_guy
May 13, 2003 7:26 PM
Obviously, I have an Aegis. Mine is an Aro Svelte and I couldn't agree more with everybody else here. I bought the frame on Ebay and sent it to Aegis before I had it bult up. The customer service is excellent. They will answer any question, no matter how stupid and are eager to help. If there is anything I do not like about the Aro Svelte is the sloping seat tube made it difficult to dial in the perfect fit for me. The higher the seat, the farther from the stem and I could only slide the seat so far up. If I had bought it a LBS I am sure I could have figured this out but Ebay is cheaper, so my fault. The victory does not have this issue so count me as another yes vote