The goal was straightforward: design and build a carbon frame that would rival the world’s best in terms of weight, strength, and silky smooth ride. The result is the new top-of-the-line Land Shark: the Pro Carbon.

To build the Pro Carbon, John Slawta mastered the art of tube-to-tube carbon construction, which is widely considered to be the best (also one of the most labor-intensive) methods of building a super-light, durable carbon frame. The process requires hand-mitering a custom, aerospace grade composite tubeset and bonding them together. Each tube intersection is then painstakingly hand-wrapped with carbon. From there, a carefully crafted process is applied to achieve the optimal carbon-to-resin ratio. The result is liquid-smooth tube joints that are incredibly strong.

The final product is an all-carbon frame in the low two-pound range with excellent durability, and custom tube and geometry options galore. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Land Shark if it didn’t also have the highest level of finishing detail and custom paint.

Land Shark Pro Carbon frames start at $4850 ($7450 for tandem version) with the fork of your choice. This includes custom tubing, geometry, paint and a number of other options. Available now. Call for more details.