J. Lucas Elrath,

J. Lucas Elrath

Bicycle Expert

Luke Elrath has designed, built, and repaired bicycles, and has extensive experience in the saddle, competing, commuting and riding for leisure. He has worked as a product manager for large and small bicycle manufacturers, raced competitively on the road and on the trails, and has worked as a metropolitan bicycle courier.

Luke worked for several years as a Product Manager in the bicycle industry. In this role at Trek he was responsible for testing, benchmarking, and performing hazard analysis during the design phase of several product lines, including children’s bicycles. As the Product Manager at Advanced Sports International, Luke was integral in the bicycle design process, determining frame geometry and component specification. He also was responsible for ensuring compliance to US and European safety standards across a variety of models within the Fuji and Breezer brands. He has travelled extensively to Asia to supervise and audit the production process and has also worked directly with component manufacturers to create custom parts.

Luke’s race experience includes road, mountain, and cyclocross events. While working at Trek, Luke commuted by bicycle more than 20 miles each way and he regularly engages in recreational rides longer than 100 miles. Luke is a degreed engineer, he has completed formal training on bicycle frame building, and regularly contributes articles and product reviews for bicycle publications.

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