A new custom carbon bike maker named EXEPT is about to pop up on Italy’s Ligurian coast, promising a level of customization previously limited to tube-to-tube construction. Working with their own patented, adjustable molding technology the new Exept bikes will feature completely custom geometry and even layup across a range of road bike options to be debuted at Eurobike in a few weeks.
Exept full custom, shaped carbon road bikes
Exept is a new custom carbon bike brand set to debut in a few weeks using the patented custom manufacturing technology that they developed under the name of Ego Cycles in its early days. Their unique monocoque bike building technique allows the use of complex tubing shaping and more elaborate carbon fiber lay-up than classic custom bikes would allow, all while retaining geometry customization thanks to adaptable molds. All that is thanks to modular partial molds, paired with a vacu-forming technique.
Exept is expected to debut this summer with a disc brake all-road bike design, adaptable to race or endurance geometry, as well as with a traditional round seatpost or a more integrated solution. Pricing for the frame and fork is said to start around 4500€, with complete bike builds also possible, and roughly up to an 8 week lead time. An aero road bike platform is also set to launch in 2018 as well, with aspirations possibly for adventure gravel and cross racing platforms in development as well.
Exept’s process breaks customization down into easy to manage steps that they say is both scalable across cycling disciplines and will make it easy for them to customize bike to a global customer audience. They also have partnered with Fit4Bike to offer customer fits, as well as to inform their own geometry development. Buyers will have the chance to get a professional fit or collect the pertinent data themselves, often from a current bike fit they prefer.
The Exept product development team has decades of experience in bike building, even working closely with retired, but one of the oldest, still-active frame builders in Italy who advise on everything from the artisan to historic sides of frame building.
We will be sure to get more information out of the team at Eurobike, and their ‘next level custom rides’.