Vanderkitten Hardtails are Here!

I've been working closely with Vanderkitten to develop a new line of women's frames that provide ideal fit, responsive handling and unique aesthetics. Derived from the venerable Apex hardtail, these frames feature Easton 7005 Ultralite tubing in the front triangle, machined yokes/dropouts and rectangular stays in the rear triangle.

The frame shown is a women's size large and it tips the scales at 3.5 lbs even. Geometry is set for slightly forward riding position to minimize pressure on the wrists and lower back. Standover height has been maximized by sloping the top tube downward as much as possible without sacrificing strength at the seat tube cluster.

With a moderately light build kit, final bike weight is just under 23 lbs....race setups can shave another pound easily! Below are photos detailing the new Vanderkitten hardtail frame design - stay tuned for more updates and ride reports. And of course check out the Vanderkitten website!