Coustellier Pre Order and Spec Information

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Faction Bike, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Faction Bike

    Faction Bike New Member

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    COUSTELLIER TRIALS PRODUCTS

    Coming to the USA in 2004!

    As most of you have heard by now, this years UCI World Championships in Lugano, SUI were dominated by the brother team of Gilles and Giacomo Coustellier riding new 26” prototype frames designed by their father, Michel.

    Now these World Championship winning trials frames are available in the US. The Coustellier is like no other bike on the market. Sure there are wannabe copies out there, but they’re not constructed with the same quality materials or design. Neither has any other frame been as thoroughly tested to the level of the Coustellier 26”. Excerpts from the Coustellier Trials Products press release:

    “Our frame is the result of two years of development. The best pilots in the world have been involved in its development and the frame won both world champion titles. The Coustellier frame is the most quickly copied frame of the trial history, but I can swear to you that the Coustellier frame was not produced in the same place than the zoo one and that the Coustellier frame is quite different from its fantasy copy.”

    Specs released:

    -1080mm wheelbase (with Fournales fork)
    -71 degree head tube (with Fournales fork)
    -4.4 lb frame weight
    -385 mm chainstays

    Information in the press release regarding not releasing all the specs.

    “I am sorry but we are too small to risk another copy from Zoo using our geometry. He has the production power to do it quickly. But developing frame is not such an easy business. We made and tested three prototypes before launching the production. Zoo didn’t even take time to test its bike. It is impossible because we only show the Coustellier for the first time in September.”

    “We are a small and young company whose philosophy is to produce the highest quality trials products on the market. We are working on other development projects, but only where we are certain to improve the performance. We are working for a long-term strategy. We have the best pilots of the moment to develop material and to win competitions, we have the best designer and we have ideas for new trials products. We aim for Coustellier Trials Products to become in 3 or 5 years the absolute standard in trials world.”

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE on first 15 frame orders ONLY.

    SPECIAL one time price of $675.00 USD plus state taxes. Orders must be paid in full beforehand to get this special price. Orders will be taken until January 15, 2004 4PM MST. Final retail price has not been determined but will be approximately $850 to $895.00 USD…so they’re going fast…GET YOUR ORDER IN NOW!!!

    Orders being taken by graham@tryallamerica.com

    Pics courtesy of Kevin Shiramizu at Cotrials.com


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  2. Pancho

    Pancho New Member

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    I'd sell my soul of it were worth that much...


    I hate being broke, but atleast I have time to ride.
     

  3. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    jesus christ..all i want for christmas.... OMG fuck me. haha.... somebody buy this for me!
     
  4. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    i know it rides well, but am i the only one who thinks this frame is straight up brisa ugly?

    i still like the idea, but i just think it's ugly.
     
  5. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    i donno what to say about how it looks..in a way it looks kinda cool, but i can see how it can be viewed as ugly also..meh, who cares? if it rides well, it just does. its like me and even wanting this frame: i dont deserve a new biek at all...wait, that jsut doesnt make sense, nevermind.
     
  6. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    i rekon it looks pretty cool

    but sitting in a bike rack it'd look bloody stupid. not that you'd take it to school or anything like that :p
     
  7. Pancho

    Pancho New Member

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    From a pure aesthetic point of view, the thing is quite ugly. Uglier than most trials bikes.

    But what frame out there isn't ugly? They are just tubes welded in a utilitarian way.
     
  8. silus2000

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    Well, Ryan Leech's frame on his Norco Moment looks pretty good to me.
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  9. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    from a pure aesthetic point of view those welds should make you cream in your damn jeans. and no they are not pulo wleds.

    i think the bike looks pretty damn good on it's way up a 4 foot wall! :D

    as for that moment- we'll see how that thing turns out here shortly. i may have one coming into my shop very soon.
     
  10. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Not if you like to ride trials... :cool: :ugh2:
     
  11. silus2000

    silus2000 New Member

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    Maybe you should check the specs on it before commenting.
     
  12. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    I did.

    Sus forks.
    Full Saddle.

    = not a trials bike (if you ask me)
     
  13. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    Pancho. I will give you $675.00 USD for one broken soul.Offer stands until
    Jan 14,2004 4 pm MST.
     
  14. silus2000

    silus2000 New Member

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    My fault. Dont bother comenting AND dont bother checking the specs if you're not going to pay attention to what I am refering to. We are talking about frames here, and since you dont know it already, forks are not part of the frame.
     
  15. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    the moment looks like it will be a good hardtail frame. the team trials and likely the new moment are not acatly the best "trials" bikes out there by any stretch of the imagination. they are good frames though. you can get by in trials with them and they are good street/park style frames and i have seen people who made quite nice dirt jumpers out of the tt frame.

    a similar but cheaper frame would be the px jackflash. i am going to see about testing a moment here pretty soon.
     
  16. AndyT

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    Anyone want to ride my coustellier come to fort collins. $1 a minute of riding time.



    And STFU about that gay canadian piece of shit.
     
  17. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    i charge $0.50 a minute for a ride on my bike... but the freewheel is fucked as well as the rear wheel. weeeeee
     
  18. Coramoor

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    The norco is set up the way Leech likes it. But then he has a pretty unique style. And it looks cool. Plus it's steel. Which I like.

    About the coustellier. In my mind it's one of the coolest if not the coolest looking trials frames. It looks almost exactly like the coustellier ripoff frame I've ordered.

    Personally I like the way most trials frames look. Except stock montys. They look bad.

    The coust. and the zoo also look very different from other trials frames. And I like stuff that looks different.
     
  19. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    "Made In China" - The C that is.
     
  20. Elan

    Elan steve french

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