American Custom Bicycles in Steel, Titanium and Ti/carbon mix
Kelly Catale is a Seven-sponsored pro mountain bike racer and a formidable rider during cyclocross season, too. We designed her race bike, the KellCat, to unleash her limitless potential for 2019. Now her race bike is available to you, too.
Primary Use: Cross-Country racing.
Configuration: 100mm travel, front and rear, 27.5” or 29”.
The KellCat is a cross-country race bike. It loves the short bursts of all-out power than push it through technical terrain and launch it down fast descents. This bike wants to go fast, with a snappy suspension that rewards bike handling skills and courage. The butted frame tubing adds to the bike’s dynamic compliance and gives the rider the ability to “body” the bike through corners. Short chainstays add traction and acceleration to the mix.
Dual suspension race bikes present some obvious challenges related to pedaling efficiency and progressive suspension that keeps the rider stable during hard efforts. The KellCat’s pivot location, sealed bearings and shock type all give the it superior small bump sensitivity with minimal pedal bob and superior anti-squat properties. The rear end is tight and stable in corners. With weights sub-26lbs, KellCat is race light, too.
The KellCat’s titanium construction gives it an instant advantage over similar bikes made with different materials. As with any suspension bike, long-term quality is measured by its moving parts. For this bike we’ve used sealed bearings, not bushings, in all the critical locations and the industry standard Fox DPS shock. Our floating shock system isolates the frame from the compression, and that prolongs the life of the bike, and makes service less frequent and replacement parts less expensive.
The KellCat is a limited edition decal design that matches her black and teal race kit. Helpful directional arrows show the way, and swooping accents break the linear mold for a bike that flies through the woods.
Price with KellCat decal design: $12,199
Price without custom decal: $11,499
Price with KellCat decal design $9,595
Price without custom decal: $8,995
Price with KellCat decal design $9,149
Price without custom decal: $8,495