One of the main reasons why you should choose Asterisk*Cycles as your place to build your own custom bike is that we offer personalized service to all of our customers. We source parts from Taiwan, the UK, and the USA to take advantage of currency conversions and markets in order to offer the best deals to our customers.
A lot of the components and frames are significantly lower with us, since we operate on slim margins and a shoestring budget (at least for now). We are currently looking at Spring for the unveiling of our new transactional website. This means that you’ll be able to purchase your wares, from bikes, framesets, components, clothes, shoes, and odds and ends, directly.
Unlike some stores and owners, I am available almost immediately once an email has been sent to me. Depending on which time zone I currently am, I can guarantee an answer to your queries within a few hours. Send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to build your custom dream bike.
The 2011 Giant road and MTB line is ready for pre-order. A few batches of the new bikes have already been sold and the next batch will come up in a few weeks, so we’re ready to accept pre-orders on Giants. This year, there are some refinements on the MTB line, as mentioned before, and some updated specs on the road bikes. Shimano Pro components, handlebar and stem, are now used for the top end bikes, with deep dish carbon fiber wheels.
To order your dream Giant bike, send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com.
This year, Giant will release an Anthem X 29er. It’s been seen around for a bit of time, but it’s a good move for Giant MTBs. In order to make the 29er behave like a 26-inch they changed the head angle up to 71.5°. The bottom bracket is kept low and the chainstays are short. It will be compatible with 2×10 and 3×10 transmissions. The clearance of the tires is up to 2.3in.
I arrived early on the first day of the Taipei International Cycle Show. It took a while to get my pass in order. My friend who had a ticket breezed through. As I entered 1F of the expo, I started walking around.
I hadn’t much thought about the warranty on the Millennium frame that I’m about to get tomorrow, but I was pretty happy to find out that its got a lifetime warranty + 3 years on crashes. Now that’s really good!
The Millennium I’m getting will be decked out in SRAM Red. Photos and more when I receive it sometime tomorrow. It’s supposed to have arrived now. I’ll go take a look!
I’ve received a few inquiries about the 2010 Giant Glory 0. This is a great downhill MTB with a full 8″ of travel. Last year’s Glory was heavy. The ‘10 model has been in development for two years. The result is a unbelievable 1.5kg (3.3lb, or 26.8 percent) weight loss.