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Kenstone Metal Partners With Kirk Pacenti

Published March 10, 2009

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Kenstone Metal Company and Kirk Pacenti of Pacenti Cycles Design have formed a new partnership designed to utilize each other’s strengths. Kenstone recently completed investment in a high-end frame production facility specializing in small volume steel frame fabrication.

“I recognize that smaller bicycle companies have specialized tubing needs for limited production runs of bikes and frames,” said Jay Yang, Kenstone’s founder. “Combining our fabrication skills with Pacenti’s renowned component design, the partnership is a key factor in bringing new customers to Kenstone’s high-end department."

In addition to partnering on frame production, Pacenti designed custom 4130 chromoly double and triple butted Speed Mettle and Heavy Mettle tubing lines for road to all-mountain and freeride applications. Speed Mettle Scandium and Speed Mettle 7005 aluminum tube sets also are available.

“I’ve got a lot of ideas for new tubesets and other frame parts; by partnering with Kenstone I can concentrate on the design and development while they handle production and sales to OEM customers,” said Pacenti, Pacenti Cycle Design founder.

“My core business of providing tubing, lugs and frame parts to North American frame builders remains unchanged but now I will be able to provide them with an even greater range of parts and tubing, including the new 7005 and Scandium tube sets that are in high demand from US builders,” he said.

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