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Land Shark Bicycles Carbon Fiber Aero Frame

Land Shark Bicycles are made by an “army of one.”  John Slawta has been building every Land Shark bike himself since the early 1980’s.  He even built a frame for Andy Hampsten, who then proceeded to win the Giro d’Italia on his Land Shark.

John Slawta is not only the builder, he is also the painter.  His paint work is so unique that each bike is like a small art show on wheels.  Click ‘more’ to see some examples of John’s handy work.

Land Shark Bicycles Carbon Fiber Road Bike

A full carbon fiber Land Shark Road bike built to race.

Land Shark Carbon Fiber Road Bike Paint Detail

This detailed paint pattern looks even more amazing in person.

The steel Land Shark Road Shark bike.

Land Shark Road Shark Paint Detail

The paint detail is outstanding on this frame.

Land Shark Tandem Road Bicycle

Mr. Slawta makes any type of frame you want, including tandem road bikes like this one.

As with all Land Shark bicycles, the paint work on this tandem is supreme.

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13 years ago

Loved my Road Sharks! All those years ago (fine steel, fillet brazing, carbon fork) — best handling, smoothest bikes, with meticulous detail. Took some convincing to get John to do a classic panel paint job, but he ended up liking it. Recommended.

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