Bike Profile: Centric Apex-SL Team Bikes

For 2015, the Pasadena Athletic Association (PAA) formed an elite race team comprised of 6 CAT 1 riders (Ben Bertiger, Danny Katz, Manny Suarez, Ronnie Toth, Tyler Locke & Patrik Ericsson who races for the Argon 18 Scandinavia team in Europe). As a current sponsor of PAA, CENTRIC was chosen with the APEX-SL and TC/50 tubular wheels to be the official frame and wheels of the elite team.

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  • Sub 900 gram frame with custom PAA team paint scheme
  • T1000 carbon race lay up
  • Tapered head tube 1 ⅛ to 1 ½
  • BB30 bottom bracket (the team bikes were made custom for BSA english thread/24mm since they would be on Shimano Ultegra components)
  • 27.2 seat post
  • Di2 ready / internal cable routing
  • 2015 TC/50mm carbon tubular wheelset
  • Shimano Ultegra 6800 components
  • Lizard Skins cobalt blue bar tape
  • 15.4 pounds for complete bike

“CENTRIC has been coaching endurance athletes since 2002 and pride ourselves in being a full service provider. We coach Cyclists, Runners and Triathletes with a hands on, info-driven approach. From within our coaching company we noticed a trend… athletes compromising on where to get the most value from their dollars spent on their athletic endeavors. We set out with a goal to lower that barrier so that any athlete can ride a great bike, carbon race wheels and still have funds for a power meter and top notch coaching with all of the associated services to optimize individual results… With CENTRIC we have accomplished that goal. We are a direct to consumer bike brand offering stock, semi-custom & full-custom  bikes, wheels and custom branded team bikes… it’s our passion! Our store is located in the city of Sierra Madre, CA where we offer retail shopping, a range of athlete services and top notch professional coaching. We hope you stop in and check us out… we’ll take the time to get to know you.”

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