In 2007, well-known bicycle industry veteran David Earle set out to create a different kind of bicycle component company.



In the past he had been an integral part of many of the most well known R&D teams in the industry – Member of the original Bontrager Cycles, Sr. Design engineer at Specialized, Director of Engineering at Santa Cruz Bicycles, and many other individual R&D ventures for well known industry projects.

It was time to branch out and focus on something that he had been working on for years: Drivetrain Components.

14 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

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  & SB-95
Designed Turntable Suspension
Pioneered VPP suspension design at Santa Cruz Bicycles
Co-Designed VP-Free | Designed Blur | Designed Nomad
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



With his extensive expertise in metals and manufacturing, he launched Praxis Works with the goal of creating a unique brand along with a design and fabrication firm. 

With headquarters in the cycling epicenter of Santa Cruz, CA and offices in Taichung Taiwan, Praxis’ sole purpose is to provide customers of all types with exceptionally designed drivetrain components that offer great performance and value.   

Our innovative manufacturing methods, combined with the in-house engineering team and testing facilities, make Praxis Works a consistant force in the cycling industry.

Our Mission

Praxis is Performance, Quality and Value.

We will:

  • Create bicycle components that transfer power from the rider to the ground

  • Support cycling by developing, enabling, and promoting products and technologies that advance the experience and spirit of cycling.

  • Provide customers real products of high value, developed with industry-leading engineering and manufactured using cutting-edge technology.

Our People

Praxis employees are dedicated professionals determined to achieve our goals. We are an international venture employing multicultural teams that develop, support, and promote our products and brand.

Taking advantage of our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skills, we focus on improving bicycles and cycling. The advancements we make serve as a beacon within our industry showing we can all be better working together than we can individually.


Praxis: Design. Build. Ride. Repeat.