FESTKA

CYCLING IS IN OUR BLOOD

We know the world of bike racing from field experience, not the TV. Cycling is in our DNA. We know it from inside out. Some of us used to be part of pro teams, while some made it to the podium. Being part of Olympic teams, travelling the world to compete, spending 10 hours a day in the saddle - this gives us unique knowledge of cycling. This brings us in the know.

STORY

The dream of a perfect bike

A small town boy, Michael Moureček had to overcome many obstacles on his way to becoming first, a professional track racer and later, a road cyclist. Intelligent and naturally curious, he took as much interest in the tools of his cycling trade as in the actual riding itself. An early opportunity to observe the work of an Italian master bike-fitter deepened his understanding of what makes the symbiosis of a bicycle and a rider work.

After a four year break from cycling following an early end to his pro career, his interest in bicycles was rekindled when his family presented him with money to buy a new bike for his birthday. Michael's close friend Ondřej Novotný was there when the offer was made, and being a keen hobby cyclist himself, he decided to accompany Michael on his quest to find his next bike.

Michael rode custom-made steeds most of his pro career, so factory-produced bikes were out of the question. However, a year long search brought no results. None of the builders were capable or willing to accommodate Michael's demanding requests. They were too complacent in their belief that they were doing their best, and that Michael was unreasonable, too picky or possibly mad.

If you know what you want and can't find someone to make it, then you have to make it yourself. And that's how Festka was born! First, the company was a garage operation, producing bespoke frames made of steel and aluminium and experimenting with carbon. A team change and a daring pre-sell project later saw Festka make two hundred carbon frames of ZERO – the first model of their own design made as a production run. However, the tragic loss of a key team member sparked an impulse to start yet again on an entirely new level – that of a vanguard among the producers of hand made bicycles.

The Festka of today is a company on the sharp edge of bicycle development. Under the management of its founders, Michael and Ondřej, Festka partners with top manufacturers of advanced materials and leading researchers in the field of engineering and technology. Having all stages of production under its full control makes Festka unique even in the boutique bike segment of the industry. Everything that Festka does is driven by one desire – to build extraordinary bicycles. FESTKA bicycles.

STORY

TIMELINE

2010

Foundation of Festka

  • 2010

    Our first manufacture premises in a garage in Prague residential district

  • 2011

    We launch our road bike production

  • 2011

    First carbon frame Festka Mops

  • 2011

    First stainless steel bicycle of Festka

  • 2012

    Project 200

  • 2012

    Participation in the first international exhibition NAHBS

  • 2013

    Festka Zero

  • 2013

    Our office is moved to city center at Jana Masaryka street

  • 2013

    Festka x Rapha
    Continental

  • 2014

    Art editions

  • 2014

    We launch production of Asphalt model 2014

  • 2014

    Festka ONE

  • 2015

    Festka Doppler

  • 2015

    Festka bicycle participates the World Championship for the first time

  • 2016

    Business Incubator of ESA BIC Prague

  • 2017

    First Festka Store
    Opened in Prague

  • 2018

    Festka
    Scalatore

WHAT MAKES AN EXTRAORDINARY BICYCLE

Following our chosen path, we collect knowledge and re-apply it to the process of manufacture. We learn from our mistakes, grow and evolve with each new model. Creating extraordinary bicycles is a challenging task, it requires skill and determination. But not only that. At its core lies a thorough analysis of the rider’s expectations, it involves a deep understanding of deployed materials and expertise in cycle sport, it calls for ingenuity and sophistication of human hands building the frame, it requires exquisite taste in design and boldness of imagination.

ALLIES

WE SHARE CORE VALUES WITH OUR ALLIES

Our allies are the manufacturers from different branches of industry with whom we share core values and similar visions. They help us to better show who we are and what we stand for. Together we grow stronger helping each other to develop, improve and intensify our core values.