Red Bull Ride & Style Weekend

May 07, 2012



At Predator Cycling, we pride ourselves in putting our riders first. We design and manufacture high quality custom carbon fiber frames and components. For over ten years we have specialized in cutting edge custom road, track, and time trial bike frames as well as custom components all built by hand in Southern California. We also provide carbon repair services for bike frames that have been damaged and cracked as well as reserve in-house bike fit appointments for performance analysis, and other specialized services for both cyclists and bike shops alike.

You define yourself by your bike. We define you by your potential. Ride Predator.

Saturday was the day we were all waiting for. The big race was upon us. This year officials changed the course, the course was wider, shorter and a whole lot faster and more entertaining for the audience. Starting head to head from an elevated platform about 100 meters from a massive berm going to the left, followed by a hip style jump, up and down the platform again into the finish line. First eliminatory round was one lap, the rest were two laps. I won all my races until I got paired up in the semi finals with and old team mate, Walton Brush. I got 3rd place after my victory versus Jason Clary, defending Red Bull Ride & Style Champion. Walton Brush finish 2nd after his match against Addison Zawada, Ride & Style 2012 winner, who dominated all weekend.

 Photo By John Watson[/caption] Sunday was rough, after a long night of partying and celebrating, racers had to get ready for the most brutal race of the weekend, The MASH SF Twin Peaks Race. Last year the race consisted of a there and back race from the MASH SF store to Buena Vista park up a 14th street (And when I mean "up" I mean steep and painful in every sense of the word) as many times as we could hit them in 30 minutes. And if that wasn't enough, top 10 from that race advanced to the final race. Another there and back race, but this time from the MASH store all the way to the top of Twin Peaks (the highest point in San Francisco). This year they changed the first qualifier race to a good old fashioned San Francisco Alley Cat, I was very happy they did. The main race was another alley cat heading out of the MASH store up to some of the steepest and highest streets in San Francisco. I followed last year's winner around as my tour guide hoping he would get me a decent placement. Last year I got 5th place on a bike much different than the one I'm riding these days, my expectations to do better this year were not there. I was happy hoping I could do as well as last year. Walton Brush from the MASH SF team won the MASH SF twin Peaks race; representing Predator Cycling, Wolfpack Hustle and Brooklyn Machine Works, Hernan Montenegro (me!) got second and Kyle from MASH SF in 3rd. The MASH SF Twin Peaks Alley Cat race is no joke, on a brakeless Fixed Gear or on a road bike. It's a very challenging race, physically and mentally. Even though I didn't win, I feel like 2nd place was a huge accomplishment.  Photo By Terry Berentsen

It was an absolute treat to make it out to this event and do my best to represent Los Angeles and all the people who support me. I wanna give special thanks to Aram at Predator Cycling, Austin and Joe at Brooklyn Machine Works, TJ and all the Orange 20 Bikes staff, Steve Tortorelli, Mike Martin at MASH SF, all the Red Bull people who set up this awesome weekend, Sean Spaulding and all my friends who made this weekend so amazing. Thank you all.

Aram Goganian
Aram Goganian


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June 22, 2015

A little recap of the Redbull ride n style by @xlilxhernx #ridenstyle

Predator Cycling
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June 22, 2015

Our Boy Hern did a little recap of the Red Bull Ride & Style check it out! And take a look at the bars we made spacial for him and Bud…

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Predator Cycling Refund or Exchange Policy


Our return policy lasts 30 days from your date of purchase. After that time, we unfortunately cannot offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Carbon Repair Kits must be returned unused and sealed. All items within the kit must also be returned sealed and unused. We are not responsible for any mailing or shipping charges associated with any return.
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Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer and note that there are a number of non-returnable items such as downloadable software products.

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Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 days.

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Only regular priced items may be refunded or exchanged. Unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Exchanges (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange your defective or damaged item for the same item, send us an email at [email protected] with a detailed explanation, including photos or video, of the defect or damage.  Please wait for us to respond to you with further details.


Once Predator Cycling informs you that you should return your item, please mail your product to: 8335 Winnetka Ave. #180 Winnetka, CA 91306. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary. If you are shipping an item to us, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We do not guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Carbon Repair Lifetime Warranty

Carbon repairs performed by Predator Cycling qualifies for a non-transferable, lifetime warranty for the original owner of the bike frame in the exact area that the repair was made.

Warranty Guidelines

-Only covers the original repair work performed on frame. Does not cover future damage on un-repaired parts of the frame.

-Valid for the lifetime of the bicycle original owner as listed on invoice, non-transferable to new owners.

-Invalid if repair has been tampered with or altered in any way.

-Invalid if original repair has been damaged due to accident, crash, theft, or other event caused by outside elements.

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Predator Cycling

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