Update on '06 Gate Slammer

Below are images of the latest Gate Slammer dual slalom frame. The silver finish was achieved in three steps:

  1. Bead blast the frame after heat treating
  2. Apply stickers
  3. Liquid clear coat entire frame
Front end geometry is designed for the Fox 36 fork. Its wide stanchion tubes require extra head tube extension to prevent damaging the down tube under full handlebar rotation.


Update on 29er Project

The first prototype Ahrens 29er, dubbed 'Plus-3' hardtail, will be displayed at next month's Handmade Bicycle Show in San Jose. This frame will use modular frame components in the rear triangle...in this case the lower yoke has been reworked to fit the larger diameter wheel.


Mud Sweat DownHill World (MSDHW) Sponsorship

This week I became a site sponsor for MSDHW, a Nor-Cal mountain biking forum with a strong following. As a Bay Area native, this forum represents a great opportunity for me to meet new riders while growing the 'Ahrens Bicycles' brand.

"MSDHW.com is to be used to establish a community through the embodiment of the pure and raw passion of riding."