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Festka Scalatore Frame Set

With the Scalatore, Festka has created a very unique climbing rig. Thanks to a classic frame design, genuine craftsmanship, and outstanding features, the Scalatore is a very special representative of the ultra-light racing crowd. The carbon frame is handmade in Prague, and the finish is aesthetically impressive with its naked carbon-fibre look. In our test sessions, the award team was convinced by the Festka’s precise handling and high degree of stiffness, which are responsible for its impressively direct and lively acceleration. Considering the low frame weight of 790 g (tested complete bike: 5.68 kg), the Scalatore is outstandingly stiff. However, exclusive craftsmanship comes at a price – the frameset of the Festka is available from € 5,990, including a 3T Rigida LTD fork with a custom finish.

Weight: 5.68 kg (full bike) | Price: € 5,990
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About the Award

The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.

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