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2022/04

NEW Kavenz VHP18


Kavenz VHP16 | VHP18

Technologies


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Virtual High Pivot

Our frame takes all the advantages of high pivot point bikes without the disadvantage of a very high anti rise. Unlike typical HPP bikes, our VHP system conserves the geometry and offers enough traction under rear braking. Further, it provides massive support under pedaling without the downside of pedal kickback. The so-called Anti Squat is even fine-tuned trough out gears and travel.

High Anti Squat

Bikes with High Pivot Points naturally offer excellent support under pedaling without the downside of pedal kickback when using an idler pulley to reroute the chain. But we went a bit further and optimized the Anti Squat throughout the gears and travel to achieve what we believe is perfection. Plenty of support when climbing but no Pedal Kickback when descending, that makes you faster!

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Balanced Anti Rise

Anti Rise is usually the weak point of High Pivot Point bikes as too much Anti Rise results in a less active suspension and loss of travel and traction. Thats why we payed lots of our attention to design a bike that does not change the geometry under rear braking and keeps the suspension active but also prevents the riders mass from shifting forward. We call that system VHP (Virtual High Pivot) and it makes you faster.

Custom Geo Options

A Geometry that actually fits you is one of the most important factors to be fast. We now offer standard sizes like M/L/XL to be able to have stock but you can still customize the Seattube and Headtube length at no extra cost. The Seattube can be 420/450/480 and the headtube can be 110/125 this results in 36 possible options.

Kavenz VHP16 | VHP18

Geometry


Allowing a high level of customization is vital for a bike that fits you like a tailored suit. That´s why we don´t offer any standard sizes like medium or large. Instead, we offer a set of Reach and Seat Tube options that can be combined to fit your personal needs. Reach can be anything between 440 and 540mm in 20 mm steps. The seat tube can be 420, 450 or 480 and the headtube can be either 110 or 125 mm.
And last but not least, you can decide if you want to build a pure 29er or a Mullet. The switch will be done by exchanging the shock mount so you can change it anytime later on. That totals in 36 possible sizes if we don´t count the Mullet option, no wounder the Geometry table is full of information.

To make things easier for you we broke our custom geometry down into standard sizes, however the Seattube and Headtube numbers remain adjustable.

Need help with choosing your Geometry?

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Specs


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About the Project


It all started with a passion project of our mother company 77designz. We wanted to build an enduro bike that delivers uncompromised performance. No market studies, no bullshit marketing kinematics, only serious engineering straight to the point of making the fastest enduro bike we can imagine.

The Goal:

Our goal was to design an enduro race bike that climbs like an all-mountain bike but descends like a downhill bike. To achieve the highest performance, we knew that we need to go down the “High Pivot Point” road. But there was one thing bothering us with that, and it was the high anti-rise that usually comes along with “High Pivot Point” bikes.

We wanted a bike that conserves the geometry and offers enough traction under braking but also provides massive support under pedaling with no pedal kickback. As soon as we figured how we had to design the kinematics, we were ready to start.

We designed with the rule of simplicity in mind; Straight lines, no unnecessary weight, or shape. We believe that straight tubes do the best job in terms of stiffness too weight ratios, and also they hold strong against impacts.

For a little more on the backstory, check some articles on Pinkbike:
Developing – Manufacturing – Testing – Rig-Testing

After one year on the prototypes and many exited people who tried the bike, we decided to improve the design towards a production-ready product and go down the route of becoming a bike brand.

The Name:

The name we choose, ‘KAVENZ’ originates from the German word Kaventsmann, which means ‘Monster Wave’ or reliable and robust person in our local slang (Masemate). As we are proudly going to weld the frame with bespoke geometry options in Germany, we found that the name suits us well.

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Frame Finish Gallery


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Any question? Get in touch with us.