Made to Measure Regale 2013 with Miche 558rs wheels
"So I had an 80km ride today on the Regale on boring, flat, bumpy roads and yet it was one of the most enjoyable rides i've had in ages. The bike/wheel combo is just STUNNING. It rides like nothing I've ever ridden. The wheels just fly along the road and the frame just irons out all the rubbish surface. I will never go back to a production line frame again."
John, East Midlands
Comtat Vertice Made to Measure Frameset
"If savile row made bikes this is what it would be like. I have now done over 1300 miles on my bike (enough to get over shiny bike syndrome) it is light and responsive but more than that it is exceptionally comfortable. The service you receive from Comtat is the best and the after sales is excellent. I would also recommend the cycle fit at velo solutions, its worth the money even to confirm sizing and set up afterwards. Why spend the same money on something of the peg from Taiwan?"
Comtat Aristo with Carbon Centaur Complete Bike
"I was looking to buy a new bike and set quite a high standard before I started my search. I wanted the best possible frame for the budget I had. I wanted this frame to be made in Italy and I wanted, if possible, to purchase my bike from a UK company. I was really lucky to happen upon the Comtat website, whose bikes ticked all my boxes. From my initial email, all the way through to my first ride, Adam's service has been fantastic. My last bike was not the correct size and my rides seemed to be lacking. Adam, suggested I use their online fitting form. What can I say, when I went to collect my bike and have a fitting from the mechanic, the bike was so well built to my size, all that was needed was to lower the saddle by an inch, all other measurements were spot on. The following day I took it for a ride, which was the best ride i've had on a bike so far. The bike is responsive, lightweight, very stiff and very fast. It's also great at climbs, just fly's up them. The bike looks great too!
I would highly recommend Comtat bikes to anyone, who wants a really special ride."
Aristo Made to Measure
"By far the best road bike I have ridden smooth & sturdy whilst on flat road, great on the climbs and superb handling when descending. Couple this in with great looks and attention detail what more could you wish for in a road bike, especially in this price bracket. I ordered a made to measure isp dressed with Deda kit after a fitting with Velo Solutions. I had to wait a little longer than quoted but it was worth it."
Anthony Clark -Bristol CC, Bristol
Aristo with ISP- Custom build
"Having been riding fairly seriously for the last 3 years, I decided that I wanted to invest in a light carbon road bike for training rides, sportives and road races. I was told about Comtat by a friend who was riding one of their Telegraphe frames and so decided to give them a call. I was immediately struck by how beautiful the new range of frames looked which were being hand built in Italy. After a single test ride of the Aristo, I was sold. The handling of the bike on the decent was amazing, the rigidity when climbing or pushing a big gear on the flat was immediately noticeable and at 7kg for the complete bike, my mind was made up.
I opted for the Comtat Aristo frame with integrated seat post. I fitted a Sram Force groupset and a set of light, C-4 clinchers (I may upgrade to a set of deep section tubs in the future) and the bike came in at a competitive price to some of the higher end mass produced equivalents out there.
I have since ridden over 1000 hilly miles on the bike on training rides, club runs, time trials and a sportive. I still cant get over how well the bike handles - I cant recommend these frames highly enough."
Micheal, North London
Comtat Aristo Frameset
"I bought my Aristo as a frame only and chose the parts myself - not always the best idea I know but I was on a budget and had some components already. It Has Shimano Ultegra shifters, rear and front mech and brakes as well as a lovely pair of Sram s30 sprint wheels. I chose Comtats own carbon aero bars and bottle cages to match and a grey/white Fizik Arione CX saddle which goes nicely with the naked carbon of the frame. I only rode the bike twice before boxing it up for a weeks training camp in the 'cycling Mecca ' of Majorca. I had visited the island for a similar holiday two years ago so already knew how my Titanium 'Airborne' handled on the roads I visited again this year. I was faster up the hills, much faster and sure-footed down them and the acceleration from rest was immidiately obvious. I felt confidence in the bikes handling from the start and as my component choices were fairly random it must be the inherant good-manners of the frame that are responsible for this? The enduring memories of six days of sunny cycling over 380 miles are the bikes lightness, stiffness yet comfort in varied conditions as well as a trouble-free holiday when in the circumstances teething problems could have justifiably been my lot.
I am extremely happy with my Comtat Aristo and can't wait for my next long ride...
Road CC, Bath
"Comtat might not have a long and illustrious racing pedigree but you cant argue with the Télégraphes ride its quick and lively from the off. Stamp on the pedals and it responds keenly as youd expect from a bike weighing in at an impressively light 7.84kg (17.2lb).
Its a stiff frame with very little sideways flex around the big bottom bracket junction. Get out of the saddle to apply full-torque and it obstinately refuses to budge offline. Its a similar story elsewhere whether youre wrestling with the front end on a tough climb or haring into a fast downhill bend. We tried all our favourite patent-pending aggressive moves but the Télégraphe stood up to them all without flinching."
The Independent newspaper
"This new brand marries British style with massproduced carbon and great knowledge when it comes to speccing a good road bike. In every way, their machines look and perform like more expensive rides."
Tourmalet custom build
"The ride is an absolute treat its light enough for racing and comfortable enough for long distance sportive riding too. 9/10"