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Resident Mad Scientist David Earle…

Design Background
  • 5 Years Director of Praxis Works
  • 7 Years at Sotto Group, Senior Engineer/Owner
  • 5 Years at Santa Cruz Bicycles, Director of Engineering
  • 2 Years at Specialized Bicycles, Senior Design Engineer
  • 7 Years Bontrager Cycles
At Sotto Group
  • 6 novel suspension designs currently in patent process
  • Short link design outside of DW-Link and VPP patents
  • Chainring, Crank and Bottom Bracket design
  • 1 patent pending on Bottom Bracket design
  • 1 patent pending on chainring design
  • Designed Switch Suspension for Yeti SB-66 and Yeti SB-95
  • Designed Turntable Suspension
  • Pioneered VPP suspension design at Santa Cruz Bicycles
  • Designed Blur
  • Designed Nomad
  • Co-Designed VP-Free
  • Led engineering team in the evolution of single pivot designs
  • Senior Design Engineer at Specialized Bicycles
  • Designed all Specialized frames for Festina Pro Road team 2000-2002
  • Specialized Road frame — Superleggero “SL1”
  • Specialized CX bike
  • Specialized P3
  • Engineering Manager Bontrager Cycles
  • Extensive work with Keith Bontrager developing testing


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