WiseCracker CLOSEOUT!

I have a bunch of extra WiseCrackers for 30.9mm and 31.6mm seat posts in stock. I'm closing out these sizes only for $15 each including USPS shipping (50% off MSRP). If you own a shop and want to order more I'll reduce the price even further. If you're a college student or shop mechanic and have no money, send me an email and I'll hook you up for only $10.

Great gift idea for Specialized and Santa Cruz bike owners!

Pay Pal your order to 'mike@ahrensbicycles.com' and I'll get your parts shipped the following business day. Cheers, Mike


Wooing the Cape Epic

I've been working with my friend and local racer, Steve Woo, to develop a new aluminum hardtail for the Cape Epic race. Steve races locally for Fusion Sport and is an all around great guy...in fact I met him at Interbike while he was working the Accelerade booth a couple of years ago. Steve's new bike is built from Easton Ultralite tubing in the front triangle and Columbus s-bend chainstays with my signature upper yoke at the rear triangle.

Steve's new frame is built for speed and should be a nice replacement for his trusty titanium Dean frame. Since the Cape Epic is a multi-day stage race in Africa, the components need to be durable and appropriate for the terrain. Stan's NoTubes will outfit Steve's WTB Laser Disc Lite wheelset and we're even using Velocity Veloplugs in the nipple holes in case a real tube is ever needed. Kenda Kozmic Lites and spare Karma DTC tires for differing terrain.

Below is an in-process photo and stay tuned for more blog udpates as the bike nears completion. Still waiting for a set of Hayes Stroker carbon brakes and then the bike should be complete! And be sure to check out Steve's blog.


3D Racing 29er

Chris Herting at 3D Racing in Durango, CO was looking for some sliding dropouts for a 29er frame he was building. He modified our standard 'sliding dropout body' with teardrop windows and they look sick! And he even machined his own slider with a built-in derailleur hanger!

Here are some pics of the finished product:

WiseCracker LITE

The WiseCracker LITE mounts to any 1-1/8" steer tube just like a traditional headset spacer. The only difference is that it opens bottles! I introduced this product during NAHBS and sold almost all of my samples in two days!

Material = 6061-T6 aluminum
Weight = 14g
Stack Height = 4.3mm
Cost = $20