PDC & Matt Stahl introduce the Operator 22" wheel frame
Pedal Driven Cycles is taking the 22 in a new direction.
These days the 22" market is growing fast. It seems that more and more riders are seeing the benefits of the larger wheel and frame sizes. Most of the offerings in complete bikes and frames are targeted towards the trails riders featuring slack head angles and longer rear end lengths. So what about the street and park riders that don"t want that trails bike feel? Recently Pedal Driven Cycles has started work on a frame with their rider Matt Stahl (stahl4130) with the help of some heavy hitters in the 22" bike community to test, give feedback and film for a small web edit. Working along side Mad Mike (madmikebmx), Tim Timpe (turtle4130), Nathan Steere (natesteerebmx), Ureal Stalling (lb4130) and John Wold (john wold-facebook) the PDC team is carefully looking at everything from the geo to what thickness tubing should be used to create the most modern and aggressive 22" frame to date.
Matt Stahl of the PDC team had this to say about the project.
"I have been riding these bikes for a long time and always felt something was a little off. I was never able to put my finger on it. When Dave asked me to ride for PDC and told me he wanted to do a frame for me I was blown away. My current set up is a custom he made for me and I felt that It had some of the same issues my previous bikes had. I wanted to address those issues and make a frame that was designed for my more tech riding style. The group of guys we gathered to help on this project have been a huge help every step of the way. Getting input from an outside source is always valuable.”
Pedal Driven Cycles is no stranger to the 22” market. PDC has built countless rigs for riders that felt they couldn't find exactly what they wanted in currently offered frame from other brands. With the introduction of this new frame into his already impressive line up, riders are now given an option that was previously nonexistent. This will be a pre booked item which will open up in the next couple of weeks on the PDC online store www.pedaldrivencycles.com, so stop by and subscribe to the mailing list. PDC plans to release the frame in summer 2019.