September 7th, 2011 – Santa Monica, CA— Predator Cycling is pleased to announce a brand new carbon fiber road frame masterpiece, called simply the Road. Each and every Road frame is built right here in our Santa Monica facility in Southern California. Replacing the Carbon SL, the Road uses Predator’s new “Trifecta” layup process. The Predator Road is all about maximizing speed, stiffness while retaining light weight. The Road features a Pressfit BB30 bottom bracket shell, optional 1.125? to 1.5? tapered head tube, and an integrated 34.9 (OD) seat mast. Available in mid-September, the MSRP for a fully custom Road frame starts at just $3,995.
What Makes It Unique?
Predator Cycling is one of the first bicycle manufacturers in the world to use a 3D carbon lay-up in all of the joints.
Predator calls it their “Trifecta” process, which uses the highest grades of raw carbon fiber and the finest epoxies available. Each joint is laid with three different types of bond—one on top of each other—which gives the frame its strength and durability. Unidirectional carbon fiber is applied first, then each joint is wrapped and lastly coated with a final layer. Through this layup process, the Road frame features both chemical and mechanical bonds in every single joint, maximizing the stiffness, strength and durability, while allowing for a lighter frame weight (approximately 950g for a 56cm frame).
What Up With the Name?
When considering a name, Aram and the team at Predator decided on a simple approach. One road bike model, many options. Instead of a nine bike lineup at different price points like the big manufacturers, Predator offers one road model—made to perfection—the only way that they know how. “Since there’s only one model, we didn’t see the value in spending a lot of time on the name.” said Aram Goganian, owner of Predator Cycling. “We kept coming back to a simple approach. Let’s call it what it is.” Predator’s Road model will be followed by new releases in the Track and Cyclocross categories. Visit predatorcycling.com for more information on lead times and availability for other models.
About Predator Cycling:
Founded by Aram Goganian in 2005, Predator Cycling has built its reputation around the holistic concept of “high-tech materials + fit = performance”. From its beginnings as a frame building company in Santa Monica, CA, Predator Cycling has continually evolved and expanded its offerings to include specialty parts and accessories built from lightweight materials like carbon fiber and exotic alloys. Custom carbon fiber bicycle frames are still the mainstay in the Santa Monica facility, but an expansion into other components like carbon fiber aerobars and insoles further bolster Predator’s ability to improve the performance of virtually any rider through optimized fit. With over 10 years of experience and an on-site fit studio, Aram offers riders of all levels professional, dynamic fitting services which utilize the latest technology in pedal stroke analysis and CompuTrainer power measurement devices. To learn more about the products and philosophies of Predator Cycling, visit http://predatorcycling.com.