Small Companies and QC

September 23rd, 2018 by / In Tech

Do you ever wonder how smaller companies ensure they are making safe bikes and/or implementing quality control?? In traditional custom frame shops we have historically relied on the craftsman’s attention to detail, and the use of quality materials to ensure a safe product. At Pursuit we work to close the loop between design and manufacturing which […]

Our Super Secret Tricoque™ Technology (SSTT)

April 4th, 2018 by / In Tech Tricoque

Because I just learned how to add the (™) I feel compelled to trademark something. Seems the industry likes to throw around the term “monocoque” quite a bit so I’m going to mix it up. At Pursuit we employ Tricoque™ technology. That’s two better than monocoque. I kid, but in all seriousness we do build […]

The ABD’s of Composite Laminates

April 2nd, 2018 by / In Tech

It has been a while, but don’t worry, my students have been giving me plenty of blank stares in the meantime.  Seriously, I am teaching a course this semester called Design of Machine Elements which I consider a key opportunity for students to bridge their engineering knowledge toward their upcoming professional career.  Given the course […]

Fibers That Play Together Stay Together

January 19th, 2018 by / In Tech

This is my 3rd installment of the four part series on carbon fiber composite materials. This one is on the matrix that holds it all together. Previous posts talked about making raw carbon, and how carbon is used in bicycle frames. And in the final installment of this 4 part series I will go all blue-sky wanderlust on […]

Why Made In The US

January 4th, 2018 by / In Made in Bozeman

If you’re a bike geek, you probably keep up with all the latest and greatest bikes. Do you remember  when they were all made by old craftsman in dusty old shops in Europe. DeRosa, Basso, Guerciotti, etc. At the time road bikes were steel and with the exception of some fillet brazed frames they were […]

Vive Le France

January 3rd, 2018 by / In Experience Pursuit Cycles Ride Gorge DuTarn France Summer

When I was asked several years ago by a friend if I wanted to join him on a cycling trip to France with a group of his friends I didn’t have to think very hard about the decision. Bicycles are connectors. They connect us with our world in a more complete way than our cars, they connect us […]

Getting Close!

January 2nd, 2018 by / In Updates Pursuit Cycles Make Mold Top Tube

For those of you that have been following our progress I thought I’d bring you up to speed at what has gone on since our last update. We now have the molds in-house. Finalizing design and sourcing a vendor we trusted was a lot of work and took a lot longer than we expected. But we got […]

High Performance Is More Than Just Modulus

November 16th, 2017 by / In Tech

My name is Kyle and I am the guy that spends the most time with Carl building here at Pursuit Cycles. In today’s post we will be covering the thing that makes up the majority of your bike. Carbon fiber. Around 60% by volume, epoxy, the remainder is something that we will talk about in the […]

Advanced Bike Tech: Stressing the importance of measuring Strain

September 25th, 2017 by / In Tech

Advanced Bike Tech Carbon fiber frames are lightweight, but how light is too light? It requires a lot of engineering to make sure your frame is light and strong. It has been a little while, but last we left it we were discussing anisotropy and the design implications.  Since then I have enjoyed one of the greatest perks […]

What’s taking so long at Pursuit Cycles?

August 11th, 2017 by / In Updates

We were hoping we’d be showing you all sorts of awesomeness by now, but I guess we were a little too confident. We knew things would take longer than planned and tried to be conservative, but even our conservative estimates were a little optimistic. To bring you up to date on whats happening at Pursuit Cycles, […]