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Has anyone heard of Fetish Cycles?(8 posts)

Has anyone heard of Fetish Cycles?ROLSTON0012
Sep 22, 2003 10:42 AM
Does anyone out there have any info on anything Fetish cycles makes? They are awfully inexpensive for the materials that they use.
re: Has anyone heard of Fetish Cycles?wspokes
Sep 22, 2003 11:30 AM
They just cut out the middle man...without another company to stamp on the name...fetish makes em and sells em direct. my buddy got the carbon rear tail section cycle and loves it. If you begin to factor in the seatpost, stem, headset, seatpost end up over about $500-600. He loves his bike though and swears by it now.
Sep 22, 2003 12:10 PM
It makes me skeptical- kinda like Leader Bike- an "ebay retailer" where you can't really test ride one (or even see one first hand). They sell without forks and headsets- an easy way to knock a few hundred off the price.

Does Fetish REALLY make them? I doubt it, considering the carbon parts they also make. My guess is that they are their own "middle-man" and contract with some Asian maker of parts (not that there is anything wrong with that).

In a perfect world, some no-name company could come out of nowhere and undersell the entire frame industry with a superior product at half the price... in a perfect world... (I've never ridden a fetish cycle before).
Sep 22, 2003 1:04 PM
I dunno.........I wrote them & they seemed pretty up & up.
They sent me a cad drawing of the Airplane frame.
Also they have a fork for 100.
I also dont own one but had considered it because they sell teh airplane (penna) with fork & headset for $395.00
Not bad as a 2nd bike eh?
re: Has anyone heard of Fetish Cycles?tamen00
Sep 22, 2003 3:52 PM
I have seen the fetish frames and complete bikes at a bike Shop in Scottsdale Arizone. They are made at the airfield next to the bikeshop. The frames look very nice, and all of the parts look like they are quality parts. They just started making the frames a few months ago and they are trying to get some of them out there so people can see them, and get word of mouth out about the bikes. I have not had a chance to ride one yet, and I am considering picking one up to try it out (I only live a couple of miles from where they are made!). The entire bike built up with Ultegra, carbon bar, fork, seatpost, and FSA carbon cranks was right around $1500, and it weighed just at 16lbs for the bike they in the shop (Minus Pedals on the shop scale). Also, there are no color options at this time. The different models are a different color, but the entire run of each model is the same color. There were several frames in the shop, and some of the stickers were crooked, or on the wrong places on the frames (First run, they were experimenting on where to place the stickers). Anyway, good luck!!!
re: Has anyone heard of Fetish Cycles?Von Zip
Sep 22, 2003 5:22 PM
Got the aero frame and am in the process of building it up. Seems to be of very good quality. More news coming after the first couple of rides.
Sep 22, 2003 10:15 PM
i mean check out these guys. no real imput to the board.

nothing more to say except do these guys work for fetish?
Here's what I heard.wspokes
Sep 23, 2003 6:36 AM
once again, I added a message above that my bud has one and loves it. It is a fairly nice bike and works well for him. He is currently talking of using it for time trials. I am a east coaster and I was actually under the impression they were made in Asia not the USA...this is what my friend told me when he got it. He got his from Ebay and I actually thought they told him it was asia built but I am not positive. I don't work for them nor do I have one, nor am I gonna buy my opinion is un-biased. Like I said, it was a Ok cost and figured up to be cheaper but close to normal once you add fork, headset, etc.