NAHBS Press Release December 12 2006
PRESS RELEASE FOR AHRENS BICYCLES
NAHBS EVENT PREPARATION
December 12, 2006
Ahrens Bicycles continues to merge the science and art of frame building to create custom mountain bike solutions in both steel and aluminum. We are very excited to showcase our current projects at the 2007 NAHBS next March in our own hometown. Our booth will include new frame designs as well as frame building components that other builders can utilize. Each concept below is developed using advanced 3D modeling software to guarantee only precise, high-quality products are created. This technique differentiates Ahrens Bicycles from other small frame builders and we will continue to invest in technology to advance our frame designs even further!
Frame Concepts for 2007
Single Speed Mountain Frame: 7005 aluminum frame with sliding dropouts. This unique frame design can accommodate both 26” and 29” wheels and can be setup for many different riding applications (mountain bike, commuter bike, single-speed, geared, disc brake, non-disc brake, etc)
Vanderkitten Hardtail: Offered in both steel and 7005 aluminum, these frames feature women-specific geometry and specialized color scheme developed by Vanderkitten, a Bay Area apparel company making clothing for ‘girls who kick ass’
7005 Aluminum Frame Building Components
Sliding Disc Dropouts: Hooded dropout body with replaceable sliders (disc, non-disc, geared). Can be used for mountain, road, fixed or track bike frames
10mm Rear Dropouts: Feature ‘radially hooded surfaces’ for easy chainstay and seatstay tube attachment
Refined Yoke Designs: Offer torsional flexibility in the rear triangle to improve frame compliance and responsiveness. The lower yoke is now offered in a 29” version and it features improved rear tire clearance, pre-mitered tubing attachment surfaces and reduced weight
WiseCracker Bottle Opener
The WiseCracker mounts directly to your seat post or steer tube (where it serves as a headset spacer). Since the opener attaches directly to the bike, riders can enjoy their favorite beverage on the trail or after any ride. At only 36 grams, it’s worth its weight in gold and has been called ‘the best invention in all of beerkind’ by its users
Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the final product is hard black anodized and has a laser marked finish. Customization is available on higher volume orders.
Since its debut at Interbike 2006, this product is gaining traction in the market and will be distributed through QBP in early 2007