Tethrd released their much anticipated Predator CFX carbon fiber platform on Black Friday, temporarily crashing their website. The initial offering is the XL version of the platform that provides 12 x 15.5 inches of generous foot room and weighs in at 3 lbs 3 oz bare and 3 lbs 10.5 oz with the included attachment method.
It has a retail price of $349.99, but is currently on sale for $299.99.
While demand seemed to be high, they are still showing in-stock on Tethrd’s website as of today (11/27).
Some saddle hunters have questioned if carbon fiber will hold up to the demands of a platform, but Tethrd partnered with one of the top carbon fiber manufacturers in the country, known for high performance race cars and off-road vehicle engineering. The platform uses a proprietary compound known as Tetra CF2™ for parts certified to hold up to 4x the required standard at a lower weight than aluminum.
“This makes the Predator CFX platform the most bad a**, tough as nails, top of the line carbon fiber product in the industry,” it says on Tethrd’s website. “Our unique Carbon Fiber Forged™ process makes this the strongest, lightest, and quietest platform we’ve ever made.”
Like their Predator and Predator XL aluminum platforms, the CFX has a weight rating of 300 pounds.
Based on initial demand, there is little doubt that Tethrd will sell out of their initial limited quantity. So if you’re considering pulling the trigger, you better do it now. You can check out the Predator CFX XL platform on Tethrd’s website at this link.
And for those wondering, yes, it is made in the U.S.A.