Chimera-scetch-EN John's Chimera Carbon Road Bike

“I started bike racing quite late, 30 years plus, but quickly realized that it was a sport I loved. When I found myself in Rhodes with my work I learned that the custom bike builder Cycles Fidusa was based there. On visiting their showroom and seeing all the wonderful bikes I had no idea what to choose. This was my first meeting with George Voyatzis and he immediately advised me to change my priorities about what was important when choosing a new bike “First we will fix your position on your current bike and then we will decide about a new one””.

When I first met John he was new to the sport, overweight and looking for a new bike but not sufficiently experienced to know exactly what to look for. I explained that fit and position are vital – first we have to fix these and then we will proceed with a new frame.

We first adjusted his position on his existing, generic brand bike but could not get an optimum fit. A body measurement using the BikeFitting measuring system confirmed this and we found that he could probably not get a good fit on any ‘stock’ frame, having relatively short legs compared to his overall height and good flexibility which meant that he needed a quite short head-tube to get low enough for a good aerodynamic position.

He chose a made-to-measure custom Chimera carbon frame and specified the actual tube shapes he wanted including a ‘teardrop’ aero seat tube. A unique, custom paint-job was specified to match his team colours and a bow graphic was applied to match the frame design.

Tech Specs

Frame Custom carbon
Fork Full carbon tapered 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″
Components Campagnolo Athena 11v
Wheels Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Clincher
Frame weight 1250 gr.
Bike weight 7900 gr.
Frame price (indicative) €2600
Bike price (indicative) €3500
Size(s) Custom
Colour(s) Custom
CHIMERA-clear-LAND-scaled John's Chimera Carbon Road Bike
Custom carbon frame
Carbon fork with tapered steerer 1 1/8″ – 1′ 1/2
Campagnolo Athena 2 x 11 speed groupset
Campagnolo Shamal Ultra clincher wheels
Deda Elementi handlebar and stem