Always searching for the next step forward, Kirk Pacenti has been tireless in his pursuit of making products better, lighter, and stronger. A great example would be the hard tail mountain bike he built for himself 20 years ago, selecting the top tube of an XXL frame, combined with the seat tube of a medium. Kirk was simply thinking way ahead of the curve. This is the kind of progressive geometry we take for granted today.
Defining revolution Kirk applies this principle to all of his work and this shows on his design board. I am sure you will love some of the product he is working on now and we are really excited to be bringing some of them to market as early as 2018.
World class workmanship
Quality and finish is the key here, taking a great design from the screen to the road or trail. This imperfect science is dependant on others to complete their portion with equal passion and attention to detail as went into the conception.
Pacenti Cycle design has rewritten the book on product testing and development, the latest members of the team have brought great experience and expertise to ensure Pacenti Cycle Design rises to the next level.
Pacenti Cycle Design has a shared belief in moving forward. It is this driving force that produces products of such quality and technical excellence. If you could see what we can in the future you might be as excited as we are to be part of a culture like cycle sport.
Its all to easy to say you are innovative, to claim your pushing the boundaries of design and performance. Pacenti proves the model with products like P-Dent. We look forward to sharing our next projects with you soon.
Wheel Building the dark arts
Great wheel builders have long held a reputation of master of the dark arts. We have delved into the minds of some of the best we could find, helping us to establish a set of rules on how we construct the best wheels we possible can. Its one thing making great parts, taking these and making a great wheel is another matter.
Identifying a need
To see a need for your design is a key fundamental, I have always tried to satisfy the demands of our ever changing industry. Producing products that fill the needs of designers and riders alike.
P-Dent is again a classic example the trend for the best trail bikes getting longer has ment that designers have been restricted to a 35mm stem length. It struck me straight away that P-Dent was the solution as now 20mm was achievable and top tubes can grow again.
From C.A.D to creation
Its always felt good to see something you have obsessed about take shape for the first time on the screen. the ability to manipulate and test the design at the C.A.D stage.
Then comes the first prototype or tooling up for a sample run. There is a buzz around the testing phaze. Nothing beats that feeling of seeing the production line running.
650b Changing the game
Looking back it seams so obvious. Everything about mountain bike building and progression was pointing at 650b. Ten years ago I felt like a maverick on the fringes of the sport now we take for granted 650b as a natural wheel size choice for so many bike designers. I was hooked on 650b from day one and I still ride a 650b bike today Kirk Pacenti.