Beginner racing bikes in the test: With the Storck Fascenario 3, we didn't have a beginner in the classic sense in our test field. The appealing model made of carbon with high-quality equipment is aimed at "just" 4000 euros more towards racing bike newcomers and returnees who want to benefit directly from the latest technology without having to pick up three times as much as a professional racing bike. We have tested for whom the Storck Fascenario 3 makes the most sense.
Of course, with almost 4000 euros you are far from buying a racing bike to "try it out". But if you are serious and don't want to make any compromises, the Storck Fascenario 3 should be worth a look. because iIn stark contrast to other entry-level racing bikes in our test, the German manufacturer offers an extremely high-quality carbon racing bike that, with its sporty overall concept, comes very close to the performance of professional racing bikes and is nevertheless aimed at ambitious newcomers who value style and set quality. In our opinion, the Fascenario 3 is even more suitable for long-time road bike fans who have rediscovered their love for cycling.
Storck Fascenario 3 – The frame at a glance
The frame of the Fascenario 3 convinces at first glance with its simple and clean look. The matt black and smooth-surfaced frame of the Bikes ensures a high-quality impression with many curves and few edges. The clean look of the frame is continued by the in-house carbon cockpit, the elegantly fitted fork and the integrated seat clamp, called the "Flat Section Impact" solution. The Fascenario 3 relies on a sporty but balanced seating position, which is very comfortable and can be sufficiently mitigated by spacers. The fork takes some getting used to, which is very bulbous, but offers a large passage for wider tires. In addition to aerodynamic advantages, this should also bring more comfort thanks to the wider tires.
Storck Fascenario 3 – The features at a glance
With a wireless-operated Sram Rival groupset, power meter crank, DT Swiss wheels and integrated carbon cockpit, you not only get a lot to look forward to, but you could also dare to go on one or the other racetrack.
Storck Fascenario 3 tested
At just 7,3 kilos, our test bike had first-class climbing properties, which should not only please ambitious riders, but also make life much easier for newcomers. Good stiffness values give you great power transmission, which ensures that you get that certain propulsion with every step.
Even if the Storck Fascenario 3 relies on sporty properties, so the geometry and the frame are designed in such a way that you don't have to do without the necessary comfort. The fork and the seat post in particular complement each other perfectly and round off a pleasant driving experience. When things get technical, the Storck Renner impresses with its playful handling. In the beginning you should get used to the handling, but then you can expect a lot of fun on descents and fast sections.
Thanks to the high-quality equipment, you also benefit from first-class rolling behavior thanks to the wheels and precise and quiet gear changes. Despite the low weight, you have to make slight compromises in terms of acceleration, since the Fascenario needs a little time to rev up.