We are proud to present the new Crupi “Catalina” Race Frame that features the same great tubing and geometry as our 2017 model. For 2018, we are naming the frame as opposed to giving it a year designation as this will prevent our frames from becoming dated each year. But please know this is our most current and up-to-date frame for 2018.
This Expert XXL frame is super light with all the right geometry and specs to let riders of all skill levels perform to their best ability. Designed for lighter weight riders 5’3″ to 5’5″, is basically the same size as our Pro model frame with lighter weight tubing, mini seat tube and brake mounts set for 1-3/8″ wheels. With brake adapters, you can run 1.50 wheels if you prefer. But there are part options that will allow you to make this bike lighter, smaller or even bigger until it is time to move up in frame size.
This all American made frame is constructed of high grade 6061-T6 Aluminum and features a butted top and down tube. These butted tubes maintain our frames strength and stiffness at the headset and bottom bracket while cutting down on weight. Undeniable race proven reliability!
New colors and graphic design complete our line of Catalina frames. Chrome for aluminum frames has been around for a while now but the powder coat process is now better than ever so we decided to jump on this fantastic color. Yes, it is a powder coat paint and not a normal chrome dip!