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Lightweight but durable components spec’d in key areas to better match the P. rider experience. Big and versatile tires that don’t discriminate between asphalt or dirt—they grip well on any surface. Plastic pedals give riders grip without shredding their shins like alloy. Plus, since shaving weight means a more maneuverable bike, we’ve replaced all saddles and posts with super light one-piece combos. Our durable cranks, BBs, wheels and taper blade forks, take the abuse of hard riding without failure. We work closely with our riders and implement their real-world feedback to address the ever-changing needs of the sport as it progresses.
Frames are constructed of Reynolds 520 Cr-Mo tubing (found on the P.20, P.24, P.1, P.2, and P.Fix). This creates strong, durable, lightweight, and high-integrity frames. As a material, Cr-Mo is stronger and harder than standard steel, giving our P. frames the extra fatigue life and abrasion-resistance needed to withstand aggressive riding.
The headset bearings drop directly into the frame, and the bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into the frame (for crank compatibility, the P.3 doesn’t have MID BB). The cartridge bearings in the head tube create a lighter, more durable, and higher quality setup that stacks lower. And the large BB bearings are stronger and more durable. The head tube and BB shell are precision machined to accept sealed cartridge bearings. This process costs more, but yields a higher quality build.
Compact, BMX-inspired gearing specially designed for dirt/park/street. Gives the bike extra clearance and a lighter weight drivetrain that’s more resistant to bending. Smaller is lighter, stronger, and doesn’t get in the way.