Though Sampson is a small manufacturer of bicycle equipment, our leading designs and developments are frequently noted by the cycling press. The focus of making every rider a little faster and more comfortable still remains our focus. We leave it to the cycling magazines delve into all the details of performance, our riders will simply say they "love their bike". Because we understand every rider wants to have a great ride experience, our efforts are geared to producing a better bike.
Sampson wanted smoother riding bikes, and started research and development into vibration reduction in 1997. We introduced the first bikes with our Sampson Attenuation System around 2000. Our SAS has undergone considerable refinements over the years, and this system produces some of the smoothest, quietest bikes on the planet! It is why Bicycling called our Diablo S/SL the " best bike you never heard of"! Bicycling also noted the carbon-like feel of our Express bike with SAS. The Express is made of oversized aluminum tubes, so clearly SAS is doing it's job!
Sampson is frequently providing you with the latest in materials and technology. Our new Exat is a great example. The Exalt features a new construction process called Tube to Tube, which has until the past year or so only been available with a handful of small frame builders. The frames built in the manner are light, but also require a lot of hand work -and yes, time is money! The new Exalt decked out with a world-class race package is a huge leap forward in value for this level of construction and material quality.
From our Fat Wrap bar tape to production of components with exotic materials such as long strand silica enhanced aluminum, you can count on every Sampson product being right for the job !