Ahrens Bicycles has teamed up with Vanderkitten to develop no compromise road racing machines. The frame below was developed for Liz Hatch who wanted something agile and responsive for racing in the US and Europe. It features compact geometry, short chainstays, low BB height and an agressive head angle. Liz is racing for Team Vanderkitten and also writes for ROAD magazine...she's called this frame 'the best handling bike she's ever ridden...' and she's ridden many bikes! Riders routinely say this about Ahrens mountain bikes and the same is now true with our new road designs.

Race photos courtesy of Kurt Harvey Photography.

Liz Hatch's blog can be found here.

Frame Features:

  • Custom frame geometry standard
  • 7005 aluminum construction > frame below weighs 2.5lbs (compact size 52)
  • Easton Ultralite tubing main triangle and seatstays, Columbus Zonal s-bend chainstays
  • Paragon hooded dropouts provide ample welding area for rear stays
  • Head tube is externally machined with 'eccentric rings' leaving the back side of the tube at full wall thickness for strength
  • Custom wet paint including white/pink panels and gothic logos