A major part of developing a frame that strays from the normal conventions is spending the time to analyze the internal stresses to ensure that it does not fail prematurely. For our development of the Dropped Stay Concept, we ran through many iterations of Finite Element Analysis to calculate those stresses and to make sure […]Read more "Dropped Stay Concept Analysis"
Single speed MTBs have seen a decline in popular acceptance but they do still have a passionate following among riders in the sport. We have always had a soft spot for this kind of cycling minimalism so when we were asked to design a frame from the ground-up to be our take on the ultimate […]Read more "RHT-SS Frameset"
We wanted to include an additional ring of material at the top and the bottom of the headtube to increase the strength at both ends and to create a smoother visual transition between the headtube OD and the headset cup. To do so, we first needed a prototype.Read more "Headtube Ring Prototype"
After testing our last DIAero P-03 prototype gravel frame for a little over half a year, we decided that for the upcoming Cyclocross season we would be better served by developing our own take on a race-specific CX frame.Read more "CXP-01 New Frame Closeup"
…they are some of most reliable, and consistent brakes that you can purchase today and will have few headaches down the road…Read more "Long Term Review: Hope E4/X2 Brakes"
…this bike approaches turns with relish, simply itching to be carved hard around off-cambers and thrown head-long into steep trails where most XC bikes would have no purpose being.Read more "HTP-01 MTB Frame Ride Review"
…with the dropped stays and long extended seatpost, the ride quality was very smooth and ideally suited to long excursions on the bike.Read more "DIAero P-03 Gravel Frame Ride Review"
We chose to build our first prototype with very aggressive geometry in order to test the extreme of what we think the geometry of a DIAero bike should be. . .Read more "DIAero P-01 Gravel Frame Ride Review"
A bike is only ever the sum of it’s parts and we make sure that every bike that we build is put together with the best parts possible. To ensure we make the right choices, we have to do a lot of testing. Oh darn. So is it all fun and games in product testing? […]Read more "Product Testing"
Every Albatross frame that is built goes through a series of steps that we have developed to ensure that every customer is pleased with their finished frame. To better help you understand the care that goes into every frame, we’ve laid out our process below. Design Every bike we create starts with a series […]Read more "The Albatross Process"