is based in Indonesia, where they have gained popularity among top-level riders there. Three years ago, Patrol set up operations in San Diego, California, and have been expanding their dealer-based sales network methodically in the US. There is a lot to like about Patrol's range. The suspension and design elements are well proven, component selection is on the money, and construction finish is beautiful. Frames are built from aluminum (with the exception of their XC racing hardtail) and Patrol fields a World Cup DH team to keep abreast of technology and trends, and admittedly, to remind potential customers that they are legit.
I noticed that a sizable number of dealers were riding Patrol's trail bikes at Outdoor Demo, so I hunted them down at the indoor show to get a rundown on their range, and a peep at the new 591 29er, which is not slated for sale until January 2018.
I was impressed with the bikes, and more-so by their design philosophy. They want their bikes to perform at the top of their categories, but with geometry that has been intentionally scaled back from the single-purpose numbers that all-in racing machines are sporting these days. Patrol says that they value the fun factor as much as they value finish-line performance. Look for a review in the near future.