Katahdin

Katahdin

2,049$3,199$ (CAD)

We love to say that the Katahdin is our cottage bike. You’ll guess that this gravel bike is really in its element in the countryside, perfect for all types of roads and paths that can be found out there.

Exclusive to Panorama Cycles, and an industry first, a unique composite lamination is designed for the untapped and unpredictable wilderness adventures. This construction incorporates an advanced material, the Xantu.Layr™, which bring the Katahdin performance and durability to new heights.

The curvy surfaces of the bike have become a canva for the very talented duo of Vancouver-based artists Pellvetica. They sign the visual of the frame, and thus give the soul to this amazing product.

A 1x SRAM Apex group, WTB i23 Wheels, Easton EA50AX handlebar and a ton of frame and fork mounts for your short or long outings, makes the Katahdin so much versatile.

Note that the cottage is unfortunately not included with the purchase of the bike 😉

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TESTIMONY

Having just returned from the African continent, from Egypt to South Africa aboard Panorama Cycles’ gravel bike Katahdin, Samuel Roy shares his observations about the bike:

“The Katahdin is definitely the bike I’ve had the most fun riding in my life. I love the fact that I can go everywhere with this bike while keeping the same great feeling of rigidity and lightness of a road bike. Amazing sense of liberty for a cyclist used to the road. I think the Katahdin experience can be described as versatile and reliable.”

Read about his African tale

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Main Features

Specifications

One component group offered. The best balance between reliability and weight. Weight – size 54cm: 19.5lbs.

You want to customize your bike by replacing a few parts? Send us your wish list and we will be pleased to answer your request.

Cadre

CARBON FRAME IMPROVED WITH XANTU.LAYR™
12MMX142MM THRU-AXLE
BB86 BOTTOM BRACKET
¨CARBON NET-SHAPE¨ INTEGRATED HEADSET
FULLY INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
FLAT MOUNT BRAKE STD

Fork

100% CARBON FIBER
THREE PACK MOUNTS ON EACH SIDE
12MMX100MM THRU-AXLE
TAPERED 1-1/8¨ / 1-1/2¨ STEERING TUBE

Wheels

WTB STS i23 TCS 2.0

Tires

TERRENE ELWOOD LIGHT 700X40

Brakes

TRP SPYRE FLAT MOUNT, 160MM

Crank

SRAM APEX, 42 DENTS, BB86

Cassette

SRAM PG1130  11-42T 11 vitesses

Chain

SRAM PC1110 11 vitesses

Rear derailleur

SRAM APEX 11SPD

Shifter

SRAM APEX

Handlebar

EASTON EA50AX, 31.8MM

Stem

SATORI LIMES RL, 31.8MM, 7DEG

Seatpost

PROMAX SP-245, 27.2mm X 350mm

Saddle

WTB SL8 COMP

Pedals

Not included

Warranty

2 years

Geometry

Riding a bike adapted to its morphology is essential for comfort, performance and fun!
Contact us for any technical questions.

X-Small (49cm)

Small (52cm)

Medium (54cm)

Large (56cm)

X-Large (58cm)

Approximate rider height

5’2” – 5’6”

5’6” – 5’9”

5’8” – 5’11”

5’10” – 6’1”

6’1”+

Stack

537mm

557mm

568mm

590mm

609mm

Reach

366mm

370mm

376mm

380mm

383mm

Head tube height

120mm

140mm

150mm

170mm

190mm

Seat tube length

490mm

520mm

540mm

560mm

580mm

Horizontal top tube length

525mm

535mm

550mm

560mm

575mm

Chain stay

435mm

435mm

435mm

435mm

435mm

BB drop

67mm

67mm

67mm

67mm

67mm

Head tube angle

70.5°

71°

71.5°

72°

72°

Seat tube angle

73.5°

73.5°

73°

73°

72.5°

Fork length

395mm

395mm

395mm

395mm

395mm

Fork Rake/Offset

50mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

50mm

Wheelbase

1015mm

1021mm

1025mm

1032mm

1041mm

Stem Length

80mm

80mm

90mm

100mm

110mm

Crank length

170mm

172.5mm

172.5mm

175mm

175mm

Handlebar width

40cm

42cm

42cm

44cm

44cm

OBJECTIVE: bring the durability performance of composite frames to the next level

Since the past several years, we have met countless adventure cyclists, expedition cyclists, endurance cyclists and passionate bikepackers. When we asked the questions “what is holding you from investing in a carbon fiber frame?”, the most recurring answer was the fear of damaging the frame, and ultimately breaking it during their grueling activities.

Impacts could create invisible damage to the frame…

All cyclists are unanimous about the fun of riding a lighter and stiffer carbon fiber frame on either on short or long distance rides.  A composite frame is in general more efficient, and the performance of the riding could increase significantly in many aspects.

We have re-thought the way we design the laminates for our composite frames. While our competitors focus on creating the lightest and stiffest bikes, we, on the other hand, asked ourselves: how can we make an already very light and stiff bike more durable?

Another non negligible fact: how do we convince the most conservative and purist cyclists (read here the ones dedicated to steel) to try composite frame?

Our solution: Xantu.Layr™.

Xantu.Layr™: a thermoplastic reinforcement

Xantu.Layr™ is a thermoplastic nanofiber veil developed in New Zealand by Revolution Fiber. When building the frame parts, the thin layers are inserted between plies of carbon fiber, and would fused all together during the curing process.

The bike frames are made from multiple layers of carbon fiber which are pre-impregnated with a thermoset resin. Because of the fibers mechanical properties and orientation, each layer is essential to create the final structural properties of the part.

When a severe impact initiate a failure in a composite frame, the typical breakage mechanism will be most most often interlaminar. In other words, the crack propagation occurs between plies of carbon fiber.

The Xantu.Layr™ acts as toughening material that increase the interlaminar strength. This material is not used all over the frame or in between every single carbon fiber plies. It is positioned on strategic areas of the frame and specific locations within the thickness of the laminate. These areas are selected for their probability to witness high interlaminar shear stress. Those areas could be for example between plies of carbon fiber of high and intermediate modulus.

Performance Testing

Xantu.Layr™ interleaved panels show a significant reduction in delamination area after being impacted at 30J energy.

Xantu.Layr™ interleaved panels show smaller delamination cracks and less fibre breakage after being impacted at 30J energy.

With the added Xantu.Layr™, the bike keeps its great character and feel.

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Pellvetica : Vancouver based artists

Sandy and Steve Pell, two Vancouver-based artists, are not only super talented, but also passionate cyclists. They form the Pellvetica duo.

We are very excited and proud to partner with them for the Katahdin gravel bike.

Together, the Pells have developed a style all of their own that has grabbed global attention. Their ability to transform blank spaces into memorable places, has also garnered a positive reputation among the interior design community, winning them awards for their mural work such as Top 10 of the World’s Coolest Offices.

Working from our gravel bike frame, they turned the frame into a spectacular work of art.

Artwork inspiration: the gray wolves

Gray wolves play a key role in keeping our ecosystems healthy. Traveling in groups of 7 or 8, they develop strong social bonds within their packs as analogous to that of a group of cyclists…

With complex communication systems ranging from barks and whines to growls and howls, these animals are most active at dawn and dusk. They howl most on a full moon, when the nights are the brightest.

Color inspiration

“For our artwork, we’ve selected white line work on a black frame to mimic the reflection of a glowing moon behind howling wolves.

Highlights of light cremes, warm tans, and rich dark browns emulates this majestic animal’s fur.”

-Sandy Pell

ON THE MEDIA

“The result is the Katahdin. This incredible new composite bike frame takes durability to new heights with it’s combination of Zylon and Xantu.Layr.”

“Avec le Kathadin, Panorama Cycles propose un vélo résolument versatile et durable. Son cadre en fibre de carbone ultrarésistante est recouvert d’un voile thermoplastique protecteur qui le rend indestructible.”

“… le testant dans certaines des pires conditions des hautes Laurentides, notamment en passant à travers un sentier improvisé parsemé de fossés. Résultat : c’est un vrai tank. Il traverse toutes les situations.

Léger, robuste et très joli, le vélo nous a séduits.”

EXPERIENCES ON THE KATAHDIN