ATI’s A Pro, Mahlon Davis, stopped by the offices yesterday to give us a sneak peak at the new Cheetah race frame. Mahlon’s on Cheeta’s flow list so he filled us in on all the new stuff going on with it. First, it’s been completely redesigned, but the rear triangle is where you’ll notice the most difference. For starters the frame utilizes a European bottom bracket, and the seat stay is now a tubular aluminum rather than the old rectangular box style. The chain stays have also been redesigned so that they feature more of a lower-profile, square shaped design. You’ll also notice Cheeta’s new dropouts on the 2002 models. Cheetah claims that the new frame weighs only three pounds four ounces. Dimensions are as follows:

Top tube lenght: 21-1/4″
Bottom bracket height: 11-3/4″
Chainstay length: 14-1/2″
Head tube angle: 73-1/2-degrees
Seat tube angle: 72-degrees