|http://carbonspeed.com/index.html Anyone know this company?||Akirasho|
Nov 15, 2003 11:31 AM
Looking for some feedback on this company. They've got some carbon that, while not cheap, looks tasty.
Be the bike.
|re: Kuota is an Italian company, but||hudsonite|
Nov 15, 2003 11:50 AM
|Kuota is an italian company www.kuota.it
They design frames, forks, stems, bars and cranks in Italy and have them manufactured in Asia by higher end carbon manufacturers. Some, if not all, of the frames are made by Martec.
The Kuota Khan frame this year won Bicycle of the Year in France (Le Cycle).
Good to great quality products. Pricing is reasonable. Distribution in the US is very weak. A couple of dealers are bringing the product in directly from Italy. A US distributor should be in place next year or the year after.
I have see the frames, forks and stems. All nicely done. Never seen or heard anything about the cranks.
Nov 15, 2003 12:04 PM
|... it's not the Kuota per se that I'm looking at... it's the company carbonspeed.com
I was fortunate enuff to take possession of a Kuota Ksano frame on Friday... and am now doing research on rigging it!
As you noted, dealers in the US are weak.. La Bicicletta has informed me that they can get components and accessories... but don't generally carry them (thus, I'd pay a premium just for the looks) so I'm looking for alternatives.
Thanks for your feedback.
Be the bike.