2014 NAHBS: Festka Union Jack Di2 Disc Road

One of my favorite builders this year at NAHBS were the Czech builders Festka. Their work with oversized Ti and stainless tubing is impeccable. While most of their paint jobs are pretty over the top, this Union Jack Di2 disc road was actually pretty subdued.

Built for Richard Hardy, this particular frame was constructed from Columbus XCR tubing and sported a British racing green coat of wet paint, overlaid with a pattern inspired by the Union Jack flag of the UK.

When people asked me what the overall theme of NAHBS was this year, my reply has been: Di2 and disc brakes. Staying true to that observation, Richard’s bike is equipped and ready to rip. The addition of Rocket Wheels and Tune hubs gave this bike some European flavor amongst the sea of Chris King and Enve.

Remember, if you are interested in carrying Festka, or ordering one for yourself, contact Cycleast in Austin, TX.

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  • pgoretraill

    Do you know what saddle that is?

    • http://www.pici-bici.com Klemen Čepirlo

      Selle San Marco Regale Carbon from Vintage collection http://goo.gl/zdjMZj

      • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

        thanks!

  • http://www.rideforadream.ca/ Micah

    Man, that Di2 box really doesn’t look right on such an otherwise clean build.

    • Richard Smith

      I’m surprised PRO don’t do a stem with it built in :/

  • Raving Elk

    Something needs to be done with that rare brake cable

    And that head tube is huge! How much beer would it fit? :]]
    Soon will be able to store my fluids in my head tube. No more bottle cages!

    • Dobry

      Perhaps the brake cable needs to be cooked more thoroughly?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Head tube is proportional to the OS Stainless tubing IMO.

  • Alex Forbes

    Really digging the paint on this one.

  • http://www.brokenandcoastal.com/ Broken and Coastal

    i like those skewers. anyone know where to cop a pair?

  • http://www.digicycle.net/ Tucker

    Damn! So perfect it hurts