Caraci F1 Alloy

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26.0 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Caraci F1 Alloy. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

5 reasons to buy

  • Riders say the Caraci F1 rides smoothly.
  • Assembly is easy for most owners.
  • Beefy 35c tires handle rough city streets and withstand smashing the occasional curb.
  • A handful of owners regard the Caraci F1 as a well-made and sturdy steed.
  • Some fixie-fanciers find the Caraci F1’s candy-colorways make this bike a brilliant beauty.

11 reasons not to buy

  • At 26 pounds for an all-aluminum frame, The Caraci F1 was a tad chunky.
  • One owner mentioned that the inclusion of a single chain-tensioner was more trouble than help.
  • A few riders of The Caraci F1 found the saddle posterior-unfriendly.
  • The Caraci F1 sometimes arrived pre-damaged. This included scratches on the frame, stem and cranks.
  • On one bike, the bottom-bracket was cross-threaded. Once the owner removed it for maintenance, the bike was unusable.
  • Componentry was declared to be generally cheap.
  • A crank persistently fell off for one owner.
  • Riders may experience ‘toeverlap’ on The Caraci F1 (Toes may impact the front tire).
  • The no-name colored tires exploded via hand-inflation for one owner.
  • The pedals of The Caraci F1 broke on the first ride, for one owner.
  • Valves were too short for the bike’s deep rims, owners needed an extender to inflate tires.

Bottom line

Another in a long line of gaudy fixed-gear / singlespeed bikes, The F1 Alloy does little to stand out from the crowd (well, apart from that half-pink / half-white colorway...) It definitely isn’t the worst of the pack, but it does have its fair share of componentry compromises and failures. Riders’ toes may strike the front tire on sharp turns. This is a sign of aggressive geometry that is more suited to the velodrome or experienced fixed-gear riders, than it is to the needs of the casual commuter (which is the target market of The Caraci F1). You will find a few owners who have paid to upgrade a majority of the stock parts and are happily riding this treadly years later.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 rated expert reviews

User Ratings

76/100 based on 16 ratings
  • 5 star
    56%
  • 4 star
    13%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
    13%
  • 1 star
    19%

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