Laser Mitering Technology

Rendering of steel front triangle with laser-mitered joints
I'm working with Coastal MFG (www.coastal-mfg.com) in Seattle to laser miter a batch of steel front triangle tubes (Reynolds 853). This technology will provide very accurate joints and greatly reduce production time!

APEX Hardtail Reborn

Snapshot of Phil's APEX hardtail; new build kit includes SRAM drivetrain, Magura Marta SL brakes, Titec Pluto carbon post/bar, Titec RIP stem, FSA XC-300 wheelset, IRC tires, Truvativ GXP cranks, Manitou Black Platinum fork and King headset of course!

Pink Bike (4 of 4)

Closeup on head tube welds before powdercoat

Pink Bike (3 of 4)

Head badge CNC machined/formed/nickel plated

Pink Bike (2 of 4)

Rear triangle has CNC machined seatstay yoke and Paragon dropouts

Pink Bike (1 of 4)

Race Hardtail built for sponsored racer Trevor Simper. All frame tubes are Easton Ultralite except for the down tube which is Easton Elite....very light!

Steel SS (4 of 4)

Laser green powdercoat/orange stickers/clear coat finish

Steel SS (3 of 4)

Closeup on disc tab - it's slotted radially to allow the caliper to move freely during chain tensioning

Steel SS (2 of 4)

Closeup on Paul dropouts

Steel Singlespeed (1 of 4)

This frame was built for Brian @ Truvativ and it is sweet! All steel construction (Reynolds 853/Columbus), Paul dropouts and disc-only cable routing!


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