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    "French" titanium: Skyde

    Has anybody heard of these?
    Any experiences or other comments?
    http://www.skydecomp.com/ (only the French site is working at the moment)

    The frames seem to be prized OK (pretty obviously meaning they are outsourced) and I like the dimensions.

    Apparently somebody used the SS version at the Singlespeed World Champs in Sweden.

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    If you're in Finland, why not throw your coin to Crisp?

    At least that way you know what you're getting.
    Last edited by Thylacine; 05-30-2007 at 07:18 PM.
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    Finland is correct

    I do not plan to get a new frame in the immediate future (unless I win in a lottery or something).

    I have looked at Darren Crisp and am awed...
    I spotted the Skyde site by accident and got curious if they are any good.

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    French titanium is perhaps the wrong header for this thread. I think "French designed, Taiwanese frames" would be more appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20_bandh
    French titanium is perhaps the wrong header for this thread. I think "French designed, Taiwanese frames" would be more appropriate.
    I put "French" in quotes on purpose.

    I still wish somebody had anything to say about their products.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your interestment about my products.
    Skyde is a small and young French company. That was about 10 months that it exists.
    Skyde is specilized in titanium products because I think that it s the best material for the MTB (with steel! ;-).

    Here my last 29" bike :



    I can make custom products, custom frames...
    Send me an email if you are interested.
    [email protected]
    I can send to worlwide.

    soon, the English version...



    ...sorry for my bad english...
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    Best regards

    Rony

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    Hey skide I had a look at your website. Nice layout. But the products look somehow like XACD made. If so, do you order with special quality checks or design changes?

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    Xcad
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoginasser
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    That is what I was thinking. The design does not look that bad. I just don't know how stiff strong or compliant the frames are.

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    Hi Pooh Bear,

    Thanks! ;-)

    Yes my products come from XACD.
    It s very pleasure to work with us. Their work is very nice, and the finition of the products is very good!
    So, yes, I can make you a custom frame, but I couldn't change the "Skyde dropout". Because is my personal touch. ;-)
    I hope that you understand.

    If you have anothers questions, please send me an email to [email protected]

    Sorry for my bad english...

    Rony

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    I just don't know how stiff strong or compliant the frames are.
    The frame is neither too rigid nor too flexible. Just a good compromise! ;-)
    The bike is very pleasent to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skide
    The frame is neither too rigid nor too flexible. Just a good compromise! ;-)
    The bike is very pleasent to ride.
    Ah, that may depend on rider weight and power. Maybe also riding style and terrain.

    Like in a titanium bike comparison I read in Singletrack: a couple of frames "behaved like bikes", one was nice and compliant for riding all day, and one was stiff for going hard anywhere, but not that comfortable for looong rides.

    edit:
    What size rear tyres fit in the standard frames?

    edit2:
    I just noticed that, according to the website, the Solo frame weighs a little more than the Classico. Where does that weight go?
    Last edited by perttime; 06-13-2007 at 10:27 AM.

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    I was guessing towards XACD because I know their stuff. I use a fork by them.

    I noticed that they have "stock" and "custom" options on their site and when I ordered something from them about a year ago, the custom things where welded better than their stock thingies.
    That's why I asked about you sporting special designs. BTW don't apologize for your English. It's good enough.

    (are you in the eingangradforum.de as well?)

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