I met up with the guys from Transition Bikes in the media parking area at Sea Otter where they were unloading a beautiful metallic green Carbon Covert bike they’d made for one of their pros. They were also showing off their new project, Anvl Components. Right now they have a bar, stem, saddle, pedals, wheels, hubs and grips in the new Anvl line. They described Anvl as no-compromises components with lots of 5-axis machining and “an emphasis on design aesthetics” – that means their parts are purty 🙂
I think the Tilt pedal (top) is the most striking of the new Anvl components. It’s 14mm thick all the way across with triple cartridge bearings on the outside, DU bushings on the inside and a chromoly spindle. They weigh 375 grams a set.
The Arc stem is also pretty impressive and a great demonstration of Anvl’s intricate CNC machine work. It’s seen here with the 35mm Anvl Mandrel bar, which is 800mm wide and comes with either a 20-degree or 35-degree rise. The Arc stem will be available in 50m or 60mm lengths. I took a few pictures of it so make sure to check the gallery below to see all the subtle details.
Anvl’s new Scale wheels are available in 26, 27.5 and 29-inch versions with 24mm rims, and they have a Scale DH wheelset as well. The hubs are custom machined with laser-etched graphics and they’re compatible with all axle sizes. The rear uses a two-step, 6-pawl freehub with 4 degrees of engagement. Since I know the weight weenies are going to ask, the 26-inch wheelset weighs in at 1620 grams.
The Forge saddle comes in Ti, carbon and chromoly. The carbon version weighs just 158 grams and they all have Kevlar side panels for durability. Even though the Forge saddles have a super low profile and are very light, the Transition guys say they’re still great for everyday riding.
The photo above is the sweet Team Issue Carbon Covert the Transition guys had when I saw them. Note that it’s set up with what they were calling the “Anvl 9-piece trim kit.” There are only three Coverts frames in this color right now, so if you see someone riding one, stay out of the way cause it’s a pretty safe bet you’re just blocking the trail! The photo below is Nate Furbee riding one in the Sea Otter Classic pro downhill – although he doesn’t have the Anvl parts on his bike.