Festka (Czechia) - Press Release: Two years after the launch of the Rover, our first gravel model, we bring you the Scout, a hi-end, high performance machine created with rougher terrains and extensive bikepacking in mind. The Scout picks up where the all-road Rover leaves off.
The new model's geometry is designed around an extended wheelbase. The frame is built from higher volume tubes engineered to provide the right balance of high modulus fibre and mechanical damage resistance. The Scout feels very robust, yet it is light and nimble; in its element climbing, descending and rolling on all hard fork surfaces.
Performance is always high on our priority list and the Scout is no exception. The particular focus here was on making the bike highly responsive without it being twitchy. Michael Moureček, our co-founder and principal bike designer, offers a glimpse into his thinking: "People tend to associate performance with speed but that's not what it's all about. Efficient transfer of power from the rider to the frame and onwards means that your power doesn't get wasted and you'll need less effort to achieve your goal. Efficiency can also translate as less effort and less fatigue."
In addition to a range of standard sizes, the Scout is available with custom geometry. The frame can also be perfectly tailored to your bikepacking needs and ambitions. The possibilities range from the number/positioning of rivet nuts for bags and racks to the ideal toptube sloping angle to fit a TT bag. Advanced options such as integrating dynamos and cables for lights as well as many other special challenges are possible and welcome.
Scout framesets start at 4,990 EUR, full builds are priced from 6,990 EUR. All four current design scheme categories offered by Festka apply here, including the limited You By Festka top line.