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 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!
Geometry and Dimension of our CRUPI-Frames:
All 2017 Crupi frames come equipped with integrated head tubes. Our larger frames feature 1-1/8th integrated head tubes while our Expert size and smaller frames feature a true 1” integrated head tube. Designed to be used with a 36/45 Campy style headset, these head tubes reduce the risk of ovalization, and make installation quick and easy.
In addition to our front end improvements, the rear end of our bikes come equipped with 68mm Euro bottom brackets, machined seat tubes, tri-angular shaped chain stays and 3D machined 3/8 dropouts. These dropouts have 1-1/2” of adjustability giving you a large range of wheel positions.
Please note that our 2017 frame line has many new top tube lengths which are now more compareable with other brands so when choosing your frame size, please keep this in mind to be sure you are getting the proper size Crupi frame.