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Project Breakaway with Predator Cycling
37 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
39: Happy Holidays and Monday Sale, EP. 039
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We're excited to announce our Cyber Monday deals in this episode as well as review our year in tech with a proper AU 2022 review in full. Listen here to learn more about 20 and 30% savings and don't forget to check out the website Monday and get prepared for the upcoming race season!
25 minutes | Nov 18, 2022
38: The Key Ingredients to Custom Aerobar Extensions, EP. 038
I asked Aram, "What makes our Aerobar Extensions different...better?" He didn't disappoint. Listen in to learn about the contouring design factors of shape optimization as well as material choices of composite vs. titanium print.
23 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
37: Aero in All the Right Places: An Introduction to our Aero Extensions, EP. 037
It's been a minute, but we've been finalizing the production of quite a few new products. This episode focuses on our custom Aerobar Extensions. They're on the brink of being released for full production and we encourage those interested to contact us to get on the pre-release list!
29 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
36: "Kick the tires and light the fires," The Major Pilot Track Bar is Back, EP. 036
Get ready for take off! Our newly redesigned Major Pilot Track Handlebars are getting ready to relaunch! We released the test photos and renders last week, but discuss more in-depth the concept behind our re-imagined one-piece track bars and how we've increased the potential in aerodynamics, comfort, and design advantages that comply with UCI touch point regulations. Listen in to hear more!
34 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
35: "I'm So Fast on My Predator" Aero Extensions & Track Bars, EP. 35
In the word's of a wise three and a half year old, "I'm so fast on my Predator." Well, kid, you're right. We unleashed our Aerobar Extension prototypes to be tested this past month at Valley of the Sun stage race. We've gotten great feedback from our tester and are on track to release soon. Listen in to hear about the custom fabrication process for these extensions and the impending Pilot Track handlebar re-release!
38 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
34: 3D Printed Product Blitz! Ribmount, Spire, and Hook Plugs, EP. 34
We've been busy finishing up our 1st quarter 3D-printed bike component designs. We've added to our arsenal and now have our Rear Saddle Computer Ribmount system, our Spire Speed Plugs, and our Speed Hook Plugs available on our site! We also discuss our coming custom Aerobar Extension offerings...a predecessor to our planned 2022 release of custom Aerobars! Listen in to hear what we're cooking up this season.
34 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
33: Have A Number? We Designed A Holder, EP. 33
We've always had our Razorback Number holder, but we're ready to introduce its successors! Designed for optimized 3D print and functional use, our new Universal and Fitted race number holders are ready for the limelight! Join us in Ep. 33 to learn more about our newest offerings.
27 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
32: 16 Years...And Driving Forward, Ep. 32
Predator is celebrating our 16th anniversary! Join us as we explore the growth and ever-changing development of our business since 2005. Did you know Predator Cycling was once the dream of a 14 year old boy? Did you know our original name was a mythical creature?! Are you interested to hear what the next 16 years brings? Tune in!
27 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
31: Ansys Customer Highlight Video Part 2: Simulation Exploration, Ep. 31
We're back after a short hiatus! We'll call it...."paternity/maternity leave!" This week we're introducing the newest baby Predator, Sam, and covering the release of Ansys' customer highlight video part 2 as well as a quick review of their Level Up 2.0 conference that went live on Oct. 20! Links to videos below to see how Predator is using their Start-up program to create more efficiency during the Phase 1 design exploration stage in small manufacturing.
26 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
30: Custom Philosophies of Design & Bike Fit Integration for Our Pros, Ep. 30
Welcome Fall! As the height of the cycling season comes to a close, we're preparing ourselves for the impending sales of quarter one in 2022! We discuss how Predator has always provided custom frame geometry and the importance of translating those philosophies into our newly available 3D printed cleat adapters. Our pro version custom cleat adapters allow our elite cyclists to improve their cycling potential and maintain our adaptive approach to fitting the component to the rider and not the rider to the component!
28 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
29: New Product Available & Implementing Zoho, Ep. 29
It's only August, but our little 3D printing elves have been busing filling our shelves in preparation for winter sales! We've quietly, yet not so quietly been adding more and more varieties of our cleat angle adapter packs both on our website and Amazon store! Check out the availability as well as our new Cleat Safeguard Shim and Pedal Washers! We've also been extremely focused on implementing our new cloud organization platform and discuss how we plan to "Predator-ize" the Zoho software package to elevate our internal workflows.
30 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
28: Olympic Oopsies, The Simulation & 3D Print Frontier, Ep. 28
Listen to our extended conversation about the importance of 3D print simulation! We've previously discussed how early-on simulation can alleviate design and manufacturing problems as new technologies are quickly shaping the manufacturing world. This past week at the Olympic games, this very situation arose during a cycling event featuring new 3D printed titanium bars and ended in a game-altering disaster! Get our take on pushing the limits and the possibilities of failure.
34 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
27: A Discussion with Ansys; Topology Optimization, Ep. 27
We welcome back our first repeat guest this week, Curt Chan! Curt is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Ansys as well as a long-time pal of Predator Cycling! Curt previously joined us in Ep. 10 to discuss the Ansys Start-up program and graciously enters today's episode to talk about topology optimization more narrowly and how Ansys Discovery is creating dynamic innovation in the simulation industry. We talk concept, function, 3D additive exploration and more!
28 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
26: Sketching Fundamentals in Fusion 360, Ep. 26
Course Drop! Aram's fifth Linkedin Learning course posted this year is now available for those interested in honing their sketching skills. Click the link below for a free 24-hour viewing link to see "Fusion 360: Sketching Fundamentals." We're discussing the takeaways from this course as well hitting on current Tour de France news, 3D print cleat adapter updates, and new Predator branding! https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/share?forceAccount=false&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Flearning%2Ffusion-360-sketch-fundamentals%3Ftrk%3Dshare_ent_url%26shareId%3DsZMlWRD4SS%252BTJZB9ifmvqA%253D%253D
33 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
25: The Tour and Tech, Ep. 25
It's that time of year! The Tour de France is back and providing lots of entertainment this year from new sponsorships... to spectator crashes...to our favorite, new technology! Join us in episode 25 as we briefly discuss new design components spotted on frames in this year's tour and how the industry is evolving.
25 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
24: Summer Learning! Explore Composites in 3 Parts, Ep. 24
Summer school is in session! Learn about composite manufacturing while you're sipping your umbrella drink on the beach this summer! The third course in Aram's "Composite and Manufacturing" series is now live and available on LinkedinLearning.com. Catch up on videos 1 & 2, and then round out your class with part 3: Simulation and Validation. Linkedin Learning is an invaluable asset where professionals provide online courses highlighting their areas of expertise for subscribers to the students and learn at their own leisure. Listen to our discussion about the series more in-depth in Ep. 24 and check out the learning link below! https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/share?forceAccount=false&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Flearning%2Fcomposite-design-and-manufacturing-03-validation-and-production%3Ftrk%3Dshare_ent_url%26shareId%3D3sznUS7dTqqmEMbraFRjqA%253D%253D
29 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
23: Restructuring of a Small Business: Hey, It's Complicated, Ep. 23
We're back after a two week hiatus! As we get back into the swing of things, we discuss how Predator has restructured our processes across all platforms for the past 8 years. As a small business, there are no mapped outlines steering our organizational and production endeavors! Rapid growth equals growing pains! Let's discuss.
25 minutes | May 21, 2021
22: The Night Owl Machinist, Ep. 22
We've been putting in some long hours here! Join Ep. 22 to listen to Aram's night time CNC machining adventures. Currently, we're cutting RF20 molds and have run into quite a few recent scenarios. Strategies are at play!
33 minutes | May 13, 2021
21: Welcome to the Omniverse: Part 2 Featuring NVIDIA's Mike Geyer, Ep. 21
This week we're extending our ongoing conversation about NVIDIA's Omniverse software platform. Join us as we welcome Mike Geyer, Industry Marketing Mgr. at NVIDIA, in our discussion about an elaborate virtual ecosystem that's not just futuristic fan-fiction, but a real-life malleable network that is enhancing communication applications across multiple industries.
31 minutes | May 5, 2021
20: Welcome to the Omniverse, Ep. 20
The Omniverse! A cross over of Wolverine, Batman, Luke Skywalker....and hmmm, Fred Flintstone...where time and continuity doesn't exist?! I wish! Try an interconnected 3D design, simulation, and virtual reality ecosystem available from NVIDIA! Part 1 of this series provides a customer's (us) explanation of the Omniverse product and how we plan to use it, manipulate it, enhance it, and work it into the world of bicycle manufacturing. Look out for Part 2 soon as we discuss the Omniverse with NVIDIA reps as we take a look from the "company side."
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