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Old 11-04-2018   #1
 
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1-Piece Cat Frames

Who's making the best 1-piece cat frames these days? 12' and 14' tubes.

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Old 11-04-2018   #2
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A lot of people consider Madcatr to be the best. That said you have about a year til you get your hands on one. Down River Equip. started making some one piece frames a year or two ago in addition to the modular ones they have made for decades and can do pretty much whatever you want. Ive seen a few of their one piece cats and they are pretty damn nice and, you can have it before spring.
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Class V and Madcatr
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Eddyline Welding in Moab can make you a great frame
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From what I've seen of cat frames...if YOU know what YOU want, there are a lot of people who can fabricate a frame for you and do it well.



If you don't entirely know what YOU want and want a frame that has all the trial and error in the rearview mirror and need it turnkey....Madcatr.
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I have and love my madcatr 1-piece frame. It's my go-to frame.

That said, I also have and love a breakdown cat frame from whitewater machine works. It is lighter, cheaper, and arrived faster. IMO I can't feel any difference in rigidity.

John Welfelt is also making some interesting breakdown cat frames.
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DRE made up a frame for me a few years back. They put it together based on the design I wanted. DRE did an awesome job and I totally recommend them.
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New Welfelt Cat Frame - Nexus

John Welfelt is now producing high-end welded aluminum cat frames. I've had a chance to row them several times and they're unbelievable. The frame has a compound bend so it hugs the tubes better than any other design I've seen.



I'd certainly give them a look if you're interested in Madcatr/Class V style frames.




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That Wefeldt frame with the compound bend is very elegant.

I just bought a Class V. I picked it up last weekend. I love it. Have yet to use it. It is very light.
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Madcatr hands down. I like how the WWMW breakdown frames look too, for a breakdown.
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