Channel Subscription: 🤍bit.ly/2NViYKI My website: 🤍🤍camnicholls.com So the Elves Falath is the bike we'll be building up on the channel after it one the vote against the Trifox just recently. However, after publishing a video about this cheapest Chinese carbon race bike build project, the Australian Distributor for Elves frames reached out to me and informed me of something pretty big. A curve ball relating to this exact frame. #Chinese #Carbon #Bike
I would be curious about support if there is an issue at unboxing. I can't imagine the cost of shipping the frame back to China and customs fees and how long it would take for their evaluation and return. If you can get them to provide support.
Just pick the vids on the Elves frame. Pretty cool! Quick question: I can’t find any data on weight limits for riders? Do you think that theses frames (maybe not the most racy frames) would be ok for a endurance 100kg rider? Thanks and keep the great content coming! 👍
I worked at a trek store, their bikes were overpriced garbage
Hi there, been watching your channel for some time now. I'm based in Beijing China and am in direct contact with the company through an online shopping platform called "TaoBao" basically your Chinese version of Takealot. They are indeed in the process with the UCI approvals and said to contact them end of February. According to them the new ELVES Falath frame should be ready in March 2023
When are you going to build and ride this frameset? We are anxious to see the results and hear your evaluation.
This is great marketing for Elves, if their product is quality and is fraction of the price of top brands, they will succeed with the little push from this video series!
What is the Elves sizing compared to "normal"?
I normally ride 56 cm frame, but that would put me on 3XL-59 according to Elves chart.
Doesnt getting a special access frame move away from the original idea of creating a more affordable chinese based machine?
UCI approval is not a quality assurance guarantee. It's just an indication that the frame meets the the UCI regulations on geometry and tube dimensions etc.
Elves is pretty popular here in Philippines
I've now logged almost 1000 miles on my 2022 Elves Falath Disc pro and have had ZEROOOO issues and ZEROOO regrets!!! Coming from a 2019 Specialized Roubaix this frame is super stiff and fast with no issues holding and maintaining speeds. As well Elves customer services has been exceptional and a pleasure to deal with. At this point for me I'll only purchase Elves bikes because the quality is as good (if not better) than most brand name bikes on the market. Here's a quick video of my build.
Elves is a high class in philippines
Cam... when to we see the built bike and test ride???? I have one in the room - ready for the build...
Probably the all internal cockpit Vanyar replacement that's long due. I got all top 3 Elves models as you can see in my review and the Vanyar while a great all around bike that I've been using for touring instead of the Eglath needs all internal cockpit to stay relevant. Elves and Winspace are definitely the top if you want stiffness from a Chinese brand but there are also unknown brands like Winow or SPCycle which are a pleasure to ride.
such a shame they don't have 'real' larger sizes for taller riders - pretty tempting otherwise
Now all elves models uci approved
Would someone care to give me some mountain bike components? I'd like to build a bicycle. Any feature of a mountain bike can be useful.
Cheers Cam(: Enjoying this project and happy you introduced me to Elves!
One problem that comes to mind is that now that this company is sending you one specifically they can choose their best one and virtually guarantee no defects which won’t necessarily be the avg consumers experience. You went through great lengths to avoid that initially which was a great idea as it gives the avg person a realistic idea of what they might be in for.
Still looking forward to seeing the outcome and appreciate the content (:
Is there any frame comparison video between UCI-approved Premium brands (Trek/Specialized/Bianchi) and a Chinese one? Curious to know the competitive edges between the frames.