As thanks to its customers Bikester gives an extra 10 years guarantee - from the date of purchase - for all first-time owners of a VOTEC, Serious, Vermont, Fixie or Ortler bike (except the VOTEC VRC which comes with a 6 years guarantee on the frame and fork). This warranty covers all frames from 2013 on and is subject to repair or replacement by a successor model. Follow-up costs such as assembly and transport aren’t included. Damage caused by gnarly ‘improper’ use such as jumps, falls, overloading and neglect are excluded. The warranty becomes void in the event of unauthorised modifications to the frame as well as the attachment and conversion of additional components. In addition, a 2-year warranty applies to every bicycle, its parts and surface. But, this doesn’t apply to typical wear parts.