Team Predator, Predator's elite cycling team rides 2nd generation repaired carbon fiber bicycles, equipped with Vision Wheels, FSA cranks, brakes and seat posts, Shimano components and saddle bags by SciCon. When it came to furbishing Predator Cycling's new 2013 elite team, Team Predator, instead of taking the traditional route and building team members all new bikes, we decided to reuse damaged, discarded bikes, repair the carbon and have the team ride on refurbished frames. Here at Predator Cycling we have always had the reputation of taking pride in our work, we use the best quality material, and uphold a high standard that extends to our carbon fiber repair work. Predator set out to find damaged bikes that fit the team members specifications, we weren't on the lookout for bikes that were put out to pasture too early because of a little superficial crack, more like bikes with entire sections missing, tubes gone, totally crashed, destroyed, the worse the adjective, the better. All that for the thrill of not only repairing a disposed frame, but for the possibility of a team member successfully mounting said frame to victory. The damaged carbon frames were all good quality models from high end major manufacturers, the salvaged bikes were repaired, sanded, stripped and repainted in team colors. The finished fleet looks and rides like new. The bikes have already been distributed to the new elite team, and a few will be participating in races in the next couple of weeks. Carbon bikes can get damaged, it happens, and in order to properly repair it, expertise is required. Hidden damage is not always easily detected by the untrained repairer. Here at Predator we have enough confidence in our work to actually have our elite team solely ride bikes repaired by us, the decision was not financial, as you probably know, we are primarily a carbon fiber bike manufacturer, and could have easily built the bikes ourselves, but we opted for an unconventional route as a testimonial to the quality of our repair work.
Predator Cycling currently offers next day shipping for orders placed before 1pm EST Monday-Friday. This offer excludes products that specify a lead time (custom frames and handlebars). If an order is placed on Tuesday 10AM EST, it is guaranteed shipment on Wednesday. If an order is placed on Tuesday 3PM EST, it may ship either Wednesday or Thursday. We try our best to get your orders shipped promptly! (Weekends and Holidays do not apply)
Our fulfillment center ships from Virginia, USA. We utilize shipment pricing algorithms to determine best shipment pricing per order. We ship via UPS, FedEx, and USPS.
USPS First Class: For small packages weighing less than 10 oz, 2-4 business days. *NOTE: USPS does not provide tracking information for First Class shipments. Medium risk of lost or misplaced packages.
USPS Priority Mail: Usually 1-3 business days. Delayed Tracking. Medium risk of lost or misplaced packages. Delivery speed not guaranteed.
UPS Ground: 1-5 business days, depending on distance from fulfillment center in Virginia. Tracking available, customer service assistance, and address changes are possible mid-route.
FedEx Ground: 1-5 business days, depending on distance from fulfillment center in Virginia. Tracking available, customer service assistance.
FedEx Home Delivery: 1 to 5 business days, depending on distance from fulfillment center in Virginia. Residential delivery only up to 70 lbs. Evening and Saturday delivery available per request at checkout. Tracking available, customer service assistance.
FedEx Express Saver -OR- UPS Three Day Select: This provides guaranteed delivery within three business days to destinations within the United States, using air-based shipping methods only. You can't use this for PO boxes or military addresses; you'll need a shipping method that includes USPS options for that.
FedEx Two Day Service -OR- UPS Second Day Air: This provides guaranteed delivery within two business days to destinations within the United States, using air-based shipping methods only. You can't use this for PO boxes or military addresses; you'll need a shipping method that includes USPS options for that.
*Predator Cycling does NOT offer 1 Day or Same Day shipping*
International Deferred (ETA 2-4 weeks): This provides delivery without a guaranteed delivery date to most countries around the world, using a UPU-based carrier method (i.e., international mail). Delivery may take up to 60 business days, but averages 2-4 weeks. A tracking number is provided, but its visibility varies on the destination postal service.
If a package has an issue in customs, or is ever lost in transit, Predator Cycling is not notified, nor is the customer. You will need to realize there’s a delay and contact your courier with your tracking number. Lost item cases can take weeks or months to reconcile
All shipping speeds given are approximate and relate to how long the package delivers once it has been shipped, not how fast the package will be shipped when you make an order.
How much will shipping cost to my country?
Shipping fees are based on the speed you select as well as the weight of the package. You can also use our shipping calculator in the shopping cart before finalizing your order.
Our shipping calculator DOES NOT INCLUDE DUTIES/TAXES. The customer is responsible to pay for all fees related to importing or taxes at the local customs office.