Condor Fratello 2015 review

The new 2015 version of Condor's best selling frameset, the Fratello. With a customisable build across a range of specifications, this is an excellent bike.

Condor Fratello: a great touring bike

Condor Fratello: a great touring bike

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A brilliantly built steel machine that rides incredibly well and provides endless comfort. Buy this and you won't go wrong.

Reasons to buy
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    Endless comfort

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    You can customise the build

Reasons to avoid
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    The tyres are too narrow

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    The brakes aren't very strong

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This is the brand's best-selling frameset, and the new Condor Fratello 2015 touring bike model is available now. Prices for a full build start at £1,200, but this set-up, with Shimano 105 groupset and Mavic wheels, hits the till at £1,600. You can buy the frameset only, if you’d prefer, which’ll cost you £650. Condor is all about the process; its ordering system enables you to get exactly what it is you need. The firm’s expertise will help get you from excitable browser to satisfied customer.

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