Culprit taking orders on disc-equipped aero road bike + video

Carbon monocoque comes with disc brakes as an optional upgrade

by Mat Brett   November 15, 2012  

Eurobike 2012 Culprit 01

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.

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Hope the bike is fast, as you're likely to be pursued by the rozzers with branding like that.

posted by wild man [295 posts]
15th November 2012 - 17:47


Or the design police. Those graphics went out of fashion in the 90s

joemmo's picture

posted by joemmo [1112 posts]
16th November 2012 - 7:21


Myyyy eeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeesssssssssss............ Hypnotized

posted by Wookster [59 posts]
16th November 2012 - 7:46


Styled by engineers. Hopefully not engineered by graphic designers.

posted by bigant [42 posts]
16th November 2012 - 9:40


why, just why?
OTOH, great legs, that young lady in the first pic.

posted by andyp [1371 posts]
16th November 2012 - 11:19


andyp wrote:

great legs, that young lady in the first pic.

Agreed Big Grin

posted by stevebull-01 [62 posts]
16th November 2012 - 12:30


stevebull-01 wrote:
andyp wrote:

great legs, that young lady in the first pic.

Agreed Big Grin

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...

posted by mcj78 [21 posts]
16th November 2012 - 17:40


Thanks for loving my legs.
FYI, the out-of-date graphic is designed by the young lady with those legs. Big Grin

Esther Scarlet Colp

posted by Esther Colp [1 posts]
23rd November 2012 - 3:09