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Paketa’s magnesium road racing frames are light, stiff, and fast! Aerospace engineering enters into the double-butted, bi-ovalized, and aero-shaped downtubes. Thousands of road kilometers determined Paketa’s exclusive geometry, and years of experience have gone into perfecting the proprietary manufacturing processes. Paketa also now offers custom geometry and paint jobs for just a small surcharge!

All this adds up to one thing: A frame light enough for the high mountains, aero enough for solo breakaways, and stiff enough for bunch sprints. Throw in the “X”-Factor (magnesium’s unique ability to tame road shock and vibration), and now you’ve got the freshest legs in the peloton! Hope there’s some room on the Trophy Shelf, you’re going to need it!

 

Configurations

Paketa Magnesium Racing Frameset includes:

  • Paketa’s robust 1 1/8″ carbon fork
  • High quality threadless headset and seatpost clamp
  • Bottom Bracket shell faced and chased, ready for build up!
  • Replaceable Dropouts
  • MSRP: $1,999.99
  • Custom Geometry: add $200
  • Custom Paintjob: add $150

Road Bikes

Bikes

Paketa’s magnesium road racing frames are light, stiff, and fast! Aerospace engineering enters into the double-butted, bi-ovalized, and aero-shaped downtubes. Thousands of road kilometers determined Paketa’s exclusive geometry, and years of experience have gone into perfecting the proprietary manufacturing processes. All this adds up to one thing: A frame light enough for the high mountains, aero enough for solo breakaways, and stiff enough for bunch sprints. Throw in the “X”-Factor (magnesium’s unique ability to tame road shock and vibration), and now you’ve got the freshest legs in the peloton! Hope there’s some room on the Trophy Shelf, you’re going to need it!

Framesets Include:

  • Paketa’s robust carbon fork with 1 1/8″ carbon steerer tube for razor-sharp corning and descending
  • FRM C-Set sealed bearing headset (installed)
  • Seatpost clamp; special offset design for carbon seatposts
  • Bottom Bracket shell faced and chased, ready for build-up!
  • Replaceable aluminum rear derailleur hanger

Configurations

Paketa Magnesium Racing Frameset includes:

  • Paketa robust carbon fork
  • Tiso sealed cartridge bearing headset
  • Seatpost clamp
  • One replacement rear derailleur hanger
  • MSRP: $1,499.99

Paketa with Dura-Ace Double:

  • 3TTT Forgie XL Bars and Stem
  • American Classic Seatpost
  • Selle San Marco Aspide Ti or Selle Italia SLR Saddle
  • Hutchinson Carbon Comp Tires
  • American Classic 420 Wheelset
  • Tiso Headset
  • MSRP: $3,799.99

Paketa with Ultegra Double:

  • 3TTT Forgie XL Bars and Stem
  • American Classic Seatpost
  • Selle San Marco Aspide Ti or Selle Italia SLR Saddle
  • Hutchinson Carbon Comp Tires
  • Velomax Circuit Wheelset
  • Tiso Headset
  • MSRP: $2,799.99

MTN Bikes

Bikes and Frames

Paketa’s magnesium technology doesn’t pack it up where the pavement ends, it keeps on going! While of course being light and stiff for negotiating those tricky, technical climbs, Paketa’s incredibly smooth descending characteristics will beg the question, “Why rear suspension?” Paketa’s race-inspired and proven geometry allow maximum utilization of magnesium’s unique and amazing properties.

Paketa Magnesium MTB Frame includes:

  • Titanium rear V-Brake mounting studs
  • International Standard disc brake mounts (optional)
  • Quick release or fixed seatpost clamp
  • Replaceable aluminum rear derailleur hanger

Configurations

Paketa Magnesium MTB Frame:

  • Titanium rear V-Brake mounting studs
  • International Standard disc brake mounts (optional)
  • Quick release or fixed seatpost clamp
  • Replaceable aluminum rear derailleur hanger
  • MSRP: $1,249.99

Paketa MTB with XTR:

Suspension Fork FRM Air-Way 83 Bi-Carbon
Crankset XTR
Bottom Bracket XTR
Cassette XTR 12-34
Chain Wippermann Stainless 9sp.
Front Derailleur XTR, 34.9mm clamp
Rear Derailleur XTR
Shift Levers XTR
Brake Levers XTR
STI Levers XTR
V-Brakes XTR
Disc Brakes XTR
Handlebar FRM Web-Bar MTB Carbon
Stem FRM Web-Stem Ti
Headset FRM C-Set
Seatpost FRM ST-M10/11 Alloy
Saddle FRM Shot Race Ti
Hubs (V-Brake) FRM Pro SL 32 hole
Hubs (Disc) FRM FL Pro Disc 32 hole
Rims (V-Brake) Velocity Aeroheat AT
Rims (Disc) Velocity VXC Disc
Spokes Sapim Race, Double Butted
QR Skewers FRM 1 Ti
Tires Hutchinson Python

MSRP (V-Brake): $3,849.00
MSRP (Disc): Contact us for pricing

Paketa MTB with XT:

Fork FRM Air-Way 83
Crankset XT 44x32x22
Bottom Bracket XT
Cassette XT 12×34
Chain XT
Front Derailleur XT 34.9mm clamp
Rear Derailleur XT
STI Levers XT
V-Brakes XT
Disc Brakes XT
Handlebar FRM Web-Bar MTB
Stem FRM Net-Stem
Headset FRM C-Set
Seatpost FRM ST-M9 Alloy
Saddle FRM Shot Race
Hubs (V-Brake) FRM Comp MTB 32 hole
Hubs (Disc) FRM FL Comp Disc 32 hole
Rims (V-Brake) Velocity Aeroheat AT
Rims (Disc) Velocity VXC Disc
Spokes Sapim Race Double Butted
QR Skewers FRM 3
Tires Hutchinson Python

MSRP (V-Brake): $2,899.00
MSRP (Disc): Contact us for pricing

Upgrades / options are available utilizing the latest from SRAM, Tiso (rear derailleurs), Rotor Concept (revolutionary cranksets), Nokon (cable and housing systems), and Coombe X/C Pro Pedals

Magnesium

About Magnesium

It’s no secret amongst the inner sanctum of bicycle frame builders and designers around the world that magnesium will make an amazing material to ride. First though, a few key issues needed to be overcome. How to extrude the perfect magnesium tube, weld the tubes correctly, and fine-tune the ride qualities were some of the key challenges. We have done just that, after 2 years of hard work. Magnesium is the lightest structural metal currently known to exist in the world. It is approximately 32 percent lighter than aluminum and 50% lighter than titanium, for example. Just a few of the other advantages that magnesium offers are: very good fatigue resistance, and a much smoother ride than any other material out there, due to magnesium’s exceptional damping qualities.

Damping is a measure of the rate at which unforced vibration disappears, due to the properties of the metal. Because of the fact that magnesium has the highest known damping characteristics of any structural metal, the ride is amazing. Vibration from the road literally disappears with-in the structure of the frame, and never reaches the rider. Being able to ride longer, and feel less fatigue are the direct benefits. A high damping capacity is directly useful in the sport of cycling. For this same reason, magnesium is used in the high tech world of missile’s and space exploration, as they have discovered that magnesium offers the best platform to mount sensitive electronic equipment, as it is so “quiet”.

The largest indirect benefit of magnesium might be even more important. Because of the fact that vibration is not transferred though the frame, the fatigue life is nearly immeasurable. What does that mean? A magnesium bike will keep the exceptional initial ride qualities longer than anything else available on the market today. Because thicker tubing walls are used without a weight penalty, other properties improve. In the same way that a lawnmower engine casing is made of magnesium, rather than steel because the magnesium walls are thicker, and resistance to rocks being thrown from the rotor greatly improves. This is why a magnesium framed bicycle can be of a lighter weight, and still be more rugged and serviceable against abuse than the same frame, made of another, more dense material. Talk about the perfect bicycle frame material! The real proof comes after you throw a leg over one of our bikes. The ride is amazingly smooth, but the frame is also stiff, and light. With the Paketa Rocket, the perfect ratio of weight, stiffness and ride quality is obtained.

Mountain Bike Specs

  • Bottom bracket width- 73mm
  • Bottom bracket thread – BSA
  • Bottom bracket spindle length – 112 mm
  • Head tube inside diameter – 34mm- for 1 1/8″ forks
  • Suspension Fork length – 430mm
  • Fork offset – 40mm
  • Chain stays length – 425mm
  • Wheels – 26″
  • Chain stays clearance – 70mm
  • Distance between rear dropouts – 135mm
  • Front derailleur clamp inside diameter – 34.9mm
  • Seat post clamp inside diameter – 34.9 mm
  • Replaceable rear derailleur hanger
  • Titanium rear brake posts
  • Seat post 27.2mm

FRAMES GEOMETRY

Frame size
Seat tube, mm (c-top)
Top tube, mm (c-c)
Wheel base, mm
Head tube angle, degree
Seat tube angle, degree
Bottom bracket drop, mm
Head tube, mm
15″
381
540
1035
71.0
73.0
38
120.0
17″
432
565
1063
71.0
73.0
38
120.0
19″
483
590
1082
71.0
72.5
32
120.0
21″
533
615
1100
71.0
72.5
32
155.0

Frame size = distance from bottom bracket center to seat tube top.

 

TUBES PROFILES/SIZES (in mm)

Frame size
Down tube (oval)
Seat tube
Top tube (oval/round)
Head tube
Bottom bracket
Chain stays (oval & con.)
Seat stays (oval & con.)
15″
62×38
34.8×1.9
51×32
42×33.9
42
32×16-17×16
27×16-17×16
17″
62×38
34.8×1.9
51×32
42×33.9
42
32×16-17×16
27×16-17×16
19″
75×38
34.8×1.9
62×38
42×33.9
42
32×16-17×16
27×16-17×16
21″
75×38
34.8×1.9
62×38
42×33.9
42
32×16-17×16
27×16-17×16

Down tubes are butted. Down tubes on “elite” models are wider at the bottom for a better forces distribution.

THE AVERAGE WEIGHT OF THE FRAMES

Frame size
Weight, g
Weight, lb.
15″ Team
1210
2.67
17″ Team
1270
2.80
19″ Team
1370
3.02
21″ Team
1450
3.19
15″ Elite
1190
2.62
17″ Elite
1220
2.69

Paketa Road Racing Frameset

 

Paketa road racing frames are light, stiff, and fast! Thousands of road kilometers determined Paketa’s exclusive geometry, and years of experience have gone into perfecting the proprietary manufacturing processes. All this adds up to one thing: A frame light enough for the high mountains, aero enough for solo breaks, and stiff enough for bunch sprints. Framesets Include: – Paketa’s robust carbon fork with 1 1/8″ carbon steerer tube; for razor-sharp corning and descending – FRM C-Set sealed bearing headset (installed) – Seatpost clamp (special offset design for carbon seatposts) – Bottom Bracket shell faced and chased, ready for build-up! – Replaceable aluminum rear derailleur hanger

Price: $1,499.00

Recent Results

Mt. Evans Hill Climb, July 26, 2003 – Allison Lusby‘s winning margin at the 14,264 ft. summit was an astonishing 12 minutes, 54 seconds. This was Allison’s first race aboard her Paketa, and so far, so good! Continued best of luck to Allison as she travels to race in New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Hill Climb on August 16, and the T-Mobile San Francisco Grand Prix on September 14. Good luck Allison!

On the Men’s side, Ian MacGregor‘s Paketa saw him safely to the summit of North America’s highest paved road on Mt. Evans. Ian finished a very respectable 13th in the Pro/1/2 category!

All of us here at Paketa Cycles are extremely proud of our involvement with these fine young athletes. Stay tuned for the latest breaking news as it becomes available!

National Championships Time Trial, July 4, 2003 – Today Tim Duggan of the Paketa Cycles / Duane Duggan Remax Cycling Team beat the heat, and all challengers save one, to capture the Silver Medal in the US Under 23 National Championships Time Trial!

According to Tim, he owes all his success to the incredible performance and ride comfort of his Paketa Magnesium frame. We here at Paketa Cycles think the rider may have also had something to do with the result, but hey, who are we to argue?

Congratulations Tim! Ian MacGregor also had a fine ride to finish in the top 25.

Best of luck to these fine young athletes as their next test will be the steep mountain terrain of Bend, Oregon where they line up at the prestigious Cascade Classic.

Current Releases

Paketa is proud to announce that they will be the official frame and fork of the Pro Peloton Cycling Team, for the 2004 season. Paketa is a leader in magnesium bicycle technology, and the company’s flagship model, the Rocket will be raced by the 6 man elite squad based out of Boulder Colorado’s pro road shop, Pro Peloton. “We believe that racing helps Paketa prove our products value and reliability. Having them under the Pro Peloton squad will only help us get the word out, magnesium is the future!” said Brian Nelson, Paketa’s director. “The amazing ride quality offered by magnesium, combined with durability and light weight make it perfect for our team, and after a few of the guys had a chance to ride the bikes, it was a no brainer to go with Paketa” said Jack Turner, shop and team owner. Pro Peloton will also be carrying the frames and forks in the custom team color.

The team for 2004 has a strong group of core riders returning from the 2003 team. The 2004 linup includes Jonathon Baker, recent winner of the Boulder Racing CX series, Michael Larsen, Matt Opperman, Kelly Ruddick, Jack Seehafer, and Bill Stalhuth. More information on Paketa Bikes can be found at paketa.com, and they can be seen in person, and ridden at Pro Peloton in Boulder, or visit the shop on the web at propeloton.com.

For more information contact David Towle at 303-818-7582, or at dtowle66@aol.com