“Culprit received a good bit of attention when they introduced the Croz Blade aero road bike that could run disc or rim brakes. But the Arrow One let founder Joshua Colp leverage his years of work with another brand to bring a bike to market a little quicker while he developed the switch hitter.
The Arrow One’s full carbon monocoque frame is a blend of unidirectional and 3K woven Toray T800 carbon fiber and comes in at a claimed weight of 940g for a raw medium frame. It comes with a paint/logo matched fork that comes in at 385g (raw, claimed). The frame’s front triangle was designed by Colp while working with Trigon for the past five years. Yes, it started life as an open mold, but he says they’ve reworked the internal cable routing and altered the layup to get the ride characteristics they both wanted along with improved routing options for both mechanical and electronic drivetrains.
From there, he tweaked the seatstays and opened a co-owned mold that’s available to Trigon and Culprit exclusively. As the relationship developed, he wanted a stiffer frame. Colp says he tweaked the layup for his own bikes and they’re about 8% stiffer than their Trigon cousin. The fork is also shared with Trigon, but they’re using it on different types of bikes. It’s a pretty good looking tear drop shaped aero fork that Colp says provides a compliant ride, too.
While the Croz Blade draws the eyeballs, the Arrow One gives them a UCI approved, race ready bike for point chasers. “
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