- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 22 April 2009
Press Release: Nate has been developing the concept behind Caridnal bikes since 2004. And within 4 months from the initial designs had prototypes being tested by the Cardinal team.
The most notable feature on the Cardinal frame is the hotly debated vertical drop out. The ingenuity behind running a vertical drop out is so when you lift your wheel out of the bottom of the dropout while the chain was still on the wheel and you’d never have to shift the wheel back and forth to tighten or loosen the chain because your axle is always going to be slammed, you can center the wheel, run any gear ratio, run a regular chain or a half link chain to get more adjustment.
John Heaton, Anthony Flores, Manuel Cantero join Nate on the Cardinal team.
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