Culprit bikes are now starting to produce the Croz Blade disc-equipped aero road bike that we reported on from Eurobike, with shipping beginning in January.
The Croz Blade is a monocoque that uses a blend of unidirectional and 3K Toray 800 carbon. It comes in three different builds: SRAM Red, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and mechanical Ultegra. You have the option of upgrading to disc brakes using a TRP Parabox that converts cable movement at the levers into hydraulic power. You can spec your own finish.
And here's the bike in action...
The complete bike with Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and TTV linear pull brakes is $5,695 (about £3,600). That includes shipping but not tax.
Culprit’s Arrow One road bike is slated for release in December. Like the Croz Blade, it is full carbon with a tapered (1 1/8in to 1 1/2in) head tube and BB30 bottom bracket. Culprit give a frame weight of just 940g for the 54cm model. Complete bikes in a Shimano Ultegra build start at $4,495 (£2,839).
The Junior bikes – which we also covered in that story from Eurobike – will be shipped in December in time for Christmas.
Culprit’s website is now ready to take orders.
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