Team

We want to go further, faster more beautifully. To always get better. To keep proving and improving the things we create. It's in this pursuit that we find meaning and a never ending purpose.

Carl and Loretta Strong, Founding Partners

Carl, Managing Director & Loretta, Photographer and Director of Finance

For 25 years, Strong Frames has manufactured frames of all types and materials for thousands of clients. Carl and Loretta have been passionate members in the Custom Bicycle Industry and are known for attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

“Carl is really one of the stand-out characters of the small framebuilding community in his dedication to raising the bar of professionalism for this corner of the industry. Through mentoring other builders in refining and improving their customer service experiences or business practices, his name comes up frequently as a resource and a guide in discussions with the more prominent sect of builders in the US and the UK.” -Bike Rumor

Bill Cochran, Founding Partner

Product Tester

Bill is a giver. He would like to say he rides as much as give’s but that would be an understatement. He has served on numerous non-profit boards, sponsors countless charitable events, and continues relationships for advocacy throughout the community. He brings a broad knowledge to the table. With over 30 years’ experience in the cycling industry as a mechanic, wheel builder, manufacturer and shop owner; and an avid cyclist who rides all over the world. Bill’s skills on and off the road make him an excellent asset.

Jared Nelson, Founding Partner

Director of Engineering & Assistant Professor of Mechanical engineering at SUNY New Paltz.

While receiving a BS in Philosophy from Bates College, Jared worked in the bicycle industry, ranging from sales to manufacturing at Spinergy and Seven Cycles. An opportunity to focus more on production management and manufacturing engineering led him to MacLean Quality Composites. There he worked on growing the composite tubing sector, and developing the first automotive exterior carbon fiber body panel to be used as original equipment. During that period, he pursued a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, specializing in bonding of composites for the automotive industry. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University, studying the effects of typical composites manufacturing defects. He also worked directly as an adviser to Strong Frames as a composites specialist.

Kyle Rohan

Production Manager

In 2012, after receiving a degree in Materials Science and Engineering Polymer focus at University of Florida, Kyle moved to St. Louis and began working for the carbon manufacturer Zoltek who specializes in industrial carbon. Think wind blades not bikes. In 2014 he started graduate school at MSU studying composites while enjoying his first time living in the mountain west. He recently completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering Composites Focus and Graduated from Montana State in Spring 2018. He is on board to apply his knowledge in specialty composites, bonding, processing and mechatronics directly to frame building on the shop floor.

Jeff Wyatt

Design Engineer

Jeff is a local cyclist and design engineer. As a lifelong cyclist he has brought an understanding of our goals and aesthetic right from the start. Jeff, along with his team at Pinion Engineering, are responsible for industrial design, modeling, renderings, ply shapes, and mold design.

“Pinion made its mark working with San Francisco bay area design firms by adhering to design language and industrial design requirements throughout the project, bringing renderings to life. With over 20 years of CAD experience, the knowledge of good CAD is translated to great products including a Red Dot award in 2013, as well as several other industry design awards and patents throughout the years.” – Pinion Engineering

A limited-edition carbon fiber road bike inspired by the moment and manufactured to uncompromising standards in Bozeman, Montana.

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