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Joshua ColpBy Joshua Colp
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Joshua ColpBy Joshua Colp
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$23,770
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17
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 1 2016 7:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Culprit Bicycles- A start up bike company run by American Joshua Colp, with a vision  and passion for cycling and Triathlon.  For 2016 we are launching a super triathlon bike. A solution that provides value, ease of travel and speed.  A complete proven speed package priced starting at $3495 USD retail(Kickstarter supporters offered 40%, 35%, 30% and 25% discounts).  Read the numbers, look at the data and decide for yourself. How fast do you want to go?

Wind Tunnel Testing Validated The Culprit Legend
Wind Tunnel Testing Validated The Culprit Legend

The Culprit Legend

Unlike any tri bike before it, the Culprit Legend is a true super bike. The triathlon-specific frame design has no seatstays, a unique front triangle (patented in Taiwan, China and Germany) and many other forward thinking attributes that make it as fast or faster than the competition while being easy to wrench and travel with.

The Culprit legend disc establishes its self as a serious contender in the Time Trial and Triathlon market. The data confirms that the Legend disc can compete with the best. Testing has shown that the differences between the Legend and P5-6 are very close. The average CDA difference between the two bikes is only .008, or 1.9 aero watts. This is even more astonishing considering the non integration and use of disc brakes. In addition, the Legend disc can beat the Cervelo P5-6 at several yaw's and the Legend (retail value) can be purchased at 40% less than  the retail value of a Cervelo P 5-6.

Your support can make this bike a reality with huge discounts on a bike unlike any other. Your pre-orders will help us fund the bike and turn our proven concept into a reality.

Legend Rim Brake Version Features

This video features a close up of the Legend rim brake 1x11 build. Giving you a better look of the small details of the bike that still photo's might otherwise miss. It also shows in detail the ease of assembly and removal of the front brake and aero bar at the end of the video clip

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Legend  Disc Brake Version features

This video features a close up of the Legend disc brake build. Giving you a better look of the small details of the bike that still photo's might otherwise miss. It also shows in detail the ease of assembly and removal of the front brake and aero bar at the end of the video clip 

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 Structural Integrity of No Seat stays

Having spent the last 10 years in Carbon factories and seeing first hand manufacturing, layup, etc.  We are confident in our suppliers ability to make a triathlon frame with no seat stays.  Here is a visual representation of the Original Legends structural strength.

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CULPRIT LEGEND WHITE PAPER WITH WIND TUNNEL RESULTS

20 Reasons why the Legend is better than the competition.    

1.  You can use ANY aerobar and stem combination. We did test the bike with PRO Missile and stem and Profile Design Aeria and PRO stem and found the cockpit we offer to be fastest among the 3.

 2.   Magnetic covers for the fork make  brake adjustments easy and front brake cable routing, handlebar removal for travel a breeze. 

3.  The Legend can fit 2 bottles in the front triangle as well as offering your standard tri options from aftermarket suppliers of BTA (between the arms) and rear hydration. This leaves you with plenty of fluid for long training rides with no rest stops between. The Bento box also creates space for food, gels, etc and is a great easy to access location. It can also fit a Sram Blip Box away from the wind. 

4.  Any BTA  hydration system will work on the Legend. We chose  not to lock you into one design as we realize a BTA is not for everyone and each rider has their preferred BTA

5.  Rear storage box mounts. The legend has rear storage box mounts for aftermarket products. In time we plan to develop our own storage option.

6.  In the event of damage, any direct mount rim brake can be used if the TRP's get damaged.  The bike can be used with Shimano direct mount brakes in place of the TRP brakes.  The rear brake mounts the same as the TRP rim brake. The front brake(When using a Shimano brake) works great but however does not fit under the carbon brake cover. 

7. ANY disc caliper can fit on the chain stay with no clearance problems. Either flat mount or post mount with adapters can all work, So if you need brake replacements, any parts can work. Front brake the same is also true. 

8.  Standard Bento box bolt position without a funky frame recess. So if you decide to race without it, go ahead. If you don't like how ours works, you can replace it with an aftermarket model 

9.  Compatible with any aero bar/stem option.  In the event of using other aero bars and stem and you wish to hide the Di2 junction A, you can hide junction B in the frame and there is a Di2 cable hole in the back of the seat post so you can put a junction A under the saddle.

10. The Aero bar stem option provided runs cables internally, while still being  accessible and can hide a 5 port di2 junction box inside.

11.   Seat clamp design is from Ritchey which is a commonly used part. So if your clamps get broken, you can easily replace them. This also opens the door to aftermarket behind the saddle options from Xlab and Profile design,etc. 

12.   BB386 for improved power transfer and to accommodate MOST cranks with the right BB or BB converter..BB386 cranks, All Shimano cranks, Sram BB386 or GXP cranks, All Rotor Cranks 

13. Interchangeable replaceable drop outs. Vertical drop outs for ease of use for 130 mm OLD wheels. 142x 12 Shimano e thru disc brake version.

14. Frame and fork were designed to fit up to 28 mm tires.

15. Kickstarter supporters can choose from 7 color options or pay an additional charge of 200 USD for custom color options. 

16. Disc or rim brake options on the same frame, What other tri bike has this option?

17. The frame has a built in multi tool that comes standard with the frame.

18.  Pricing includes global shipping to MOST countries (see list below for details)

19. Every pre order comes with a Custom Platinum Level Tri Suit from NImblewear with Culprit design and room for your name on the suit. 

20. Our Kickstarter supporters will get special build pricing options after Kickstarter success. Special pricing is too low to publish on our campaign.  After funding, we will send these options. 

 All our Frameset supporters will be offered special pricing on a Culprit Croz Blade, Bullet or RoaDi after funding.

CFD designed and validated
CFD designed and validated
CFD testing on the Legend Disc version
CFD testing on the Legend Disc version
Hydration needs for racing and training were taken into design consideration
Hydration needs for racing and training were taken into design consideration
Rear drop out spacing. .  Shimano E thru 142x 12 mm disc brake spacing,  Vertical drop out 130 mm rim brake spacing
Rear drop out spacing. . Shimano E thru 142x 12 mm disc brake spacing, Vertical drop out 130 mm rim brake spacing
An 8 tool multi tool in a neoprene bag fits into the frame with a magnetic cover over it.
An 8 tool multi tool in a neoprene bag fits into the frame with a magnetic cover over it.
Compatible with most of today's group sets, including 1x11
Compatible with most of today's group sets, including 1x11
Rim or Disc specific forks.  (Rim fork will undergo changes upon final brake design from TRP)
Rim or Disc specific forks. (Rim fork will undergo changes upon final brake design from TRP)

 Legend Rim 3D Rotation Video

This video lets you see the Legend Rim version from all angles, side, top. bottom, rear, etc.

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 Legend Disc 3D Rotation Video

This video lets you see the Legend disc versionfrom all angles, side, top. bottom, rear, etc.

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Legend Color options for Kickstarter campaign

Culprit Legend color options
Culprit Legend color options
Culprit Legend color options
Culprit Legend color options
Culprit Legend color options
Culprit Legend color options
Culprit Legend color options
Culprit Legend color options

What a Frameset order includes

Frameset includes Frame, fork, post, (7 color options to choose from) bento box, TRP direct mount brakes
Frameset includes Frame, fork, post, (7 color options to choose from) bento box, TRP direct mount brakes
Frameset includes Frame, fork, post, (7 color options to choose from) bento box,  TRP spyre flat mound disc brake calipers
Frameset includes Frame, fork, post, (7 color options to choose from) bento box, TRP spyre flat mound disc brake calipers
Platinum Level Cold Black Tri Kit from Nimblewear made to match your bike.
Platinum Level Cold Black Tri Kit from Nimblewear made to match your bike.
                                                   

 Rewards

 Free Shipping includes the following countries:  USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong,  UK,  Australia, New Zealand.

If your country isn't listed, please message us and we can see if free shipping applies or what up charge is required.

All bikes will be shipped from Taiwan.

Kickstarter pricing DOES NOT include import duty or VAT 

Bike Geometry and Bar/Stem fit needs

390K funding goal will open 5 sizes.  A Reach goal will open the XXS

Legend offered in 5 sizes, XS, S, M, L, XL upon our funding goals, Reach goal set for 650C XXS model
Legend offered in 5 sizes, XS, S, M, L, XL upon our funding goals, Reach goal set for 650C XXS model
Aero bar/ stem fit numbers.  100 mm stem with Effective stem lengths of +/- 15 mm,  As well as arm pad spacing
Aero bar/ stem fit numbers. 100 mm stem with Effective stem lengths of +/- 15 mm, As well as arm pad spacing
Aerobar stack options.  Below the bar to high stack.  Legend top cap is 10 mm tall
Aerobar stack options. Below the bar to high stack. Legend top cap is 10 mm tall

 Legend Time Line

What Global Media had to say about the Legend at our Kona launch.

Aaron from  TRS Triathlon

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 Triathlon Lumina from Japan

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 Thierry from Onlinetri.com

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 Hans From Triathlon.be

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 Where the  Legend idea came from: The Culprit Legend Story  

The bike started as a joint venture back in 2012. Culprit has been a leader in the market for road disc and brought the first riding sample tri bike to the market in 2013. However, the manufacturing partner was unable to bring the design into production. We then took a step back and re evaluated what the goals of the bike were and set forth the goals to make the bike that was not only incredibly fast, but also incredibly user friendly.

In the process, we wind tunnel tested and ran CFD on the original legend, Put it under test riding and found that the design could be done with the right manufacturer making it. We have since found the perfect supplier in Taiwan who will manufacture the bike for us and who has the expertise and knowledge to make this bike from its current prototype form into a production carbon triathlon bike.

The Original Legend being wind tunnel tested
The Original Legend being wind tunnel tested
Original Culprit Legend under test riding.
Original Culprit Legend under test riding.

 We then spent 2 more years developing this bike to the current form you see being presented on this kickstarter campaign. The Legend was designed to be a super bike but one that is easy to travel with. As racers ourselves, we realize that travel is one of the joys of the sport of triathlon and have found that most athletes themselves have trouble traveling with the worlds best super bikes. Or, they have to continually pay mechanics to make adjustments or pack and re assemble their bikes for travel. When the Tri world around us continues to integrate their bikes further(proprietary brakes, integrated proprietary:hydration, cockpits,etc) which only complicate travel with the bike. Culprit went the other way. The Legend can be assembled and dissembled easily and by most home mechanics. It can be traveled with easily and in the event "Shit happens" and something gets broken. Most parts of the Legend can be replaced with aftermarket products so you can rest assured that no matter how the airline treated your bike, you will most likely be lining up for the race rather than watching it from the sideline. The new Legend has been under CFD design as well as Wind tunnel validation. It is a fast bike and can't wait to make it into carbon with your support to start riding. racing and winning on.

The 2013 Legend Vrs the New 2016 Legend
The 2013 Legend Vrs the New 2016 Legend
The 2013 Legend Vrs 2016 Legend head on
The 2013 Legend Vrs 2016 Legend head on

Risks and challenges

We have a famous factory on standby waiting to start manufacturing this project. An invitation only manufacturer who has specialized in making the current worlds best carbon bicycles with alot of experience in super tri bikes. They are eager to work with Culprit on the layup to achieve the lightest, best carbon layup possible. We will be creating new testing protocols as there is no other bike on the market like the Culprit Legend and we will only release it when we are confident in its riding performance. We are set to ship out the first size, L in August/September and the remaining sizes/orders in December.

We do not foresee any major set backs. but will be forthright and transparent in our updates to inform you of any changes and setbacks as they happen. Or share with your our excitement of goals being met.

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