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Carbon monocoque comes with disc brakes as an optional upgrade

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...

Culprit Croz Blade-Break, Breed, Bond from Culprit Bicycles on Vimeo.

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.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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wild man [297 posts] 3 years ago
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Hope the bike is fast, as you're likely to be pursued by the rozzers with branding like that.

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joemmo [1146 posts] 3 years ago
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Or the design police. Those graphics went out of fashion in the 90s

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Wookster [53 posts] 3 years ago
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Myyyy eeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeesssssssssss............  43

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bigant [43 posts] 3 years ago
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Styled by engineers. Hopefully not engineered by graphic designers.

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andyp [1436 posts] 3 years ago
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why, just why?
OTOH, great legs, that young lady in the first pic.

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stevebull-01 [63 posts] 3 years ago
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andyp wrote:

great legs, that young lady in the first pic.

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mcj78 [21 posts] 3 years ago
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stevebull-01 wrote:
andyp wrote:

great legs, that young lady in the first pic.

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Hmm - bit too powerful looking, like she could kick a washing machine over a double decker bus...

Anyway - nice enough bike & components but from a design perspective they shoul dhave left it at that little intertwined "CT" logo instead of the 90s video game panel on the downtube... and every other bare inch of frame...

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Esther Colp [1 post] 3 years ago
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Thanks for loving my legs.
FYI, the out-of-date graphic is designed by the young lady with those legs.  4