11ANTS BIKES ARE ENGINEERED TO BE LOW MAINTENANCE
FUNCTION OVER FORM
At 11ANTS we are fortunate to have a tame accountant who does not look over our shoulder during the design and manufacturing process. With great attention to detail we look for technically optimal design solutions with cost considerations (and our accountant) taking a backseat. The axANTer, our elegant and vastly stiffer alternative to the sliding drop-out is an example of what happens when the engineers are in charge.
11ANTS will not present an entire new line up of candy-colored bikes each year. Our current models will continue to be tweaked and incrementally improved upon. That said, we do have a few ideas for 2 or 3 new models which will see the light in the near future.
Form follows function. We design with ride quality, stiffness and low maintenance in mind. The form of the bike that follows, results from the functional requirements.
We innovate because standard frame parts do not meet our standards. From tubing down to cable guides, all frame parts are designed in-house.
Most members of 11ANTS have been riding mountain and expedition bikes for more than 30 years. Our history and experience feeds the direction in which we develop our bikes.
Evolution is a very powerful process. Our bikes continue to evolve as we keep looking for better solutions and incorporate feedback from riders.
Elegant and minimalist, the post frANT is our solution to tightening your seat post. The aluminium inserts line out during tightening reducing stress on the bolt.
The axANTer PM-R is the world’s first and so far only eccentric axle mounting system with integrated revolving post mount for Rohloff gear hubs.
CNC machined yokes increase stiffness and improve pedaling efficiency. These also allows us to build to closer tolerances.
The axANTer PM-P, worlds first eccentric rear through axle system with integrated revolving post mount adapter for Pinion bikes.
For all our Rohloff gear hub bikes 11ANTS developed an eccentric bottom bracket. It features four bearings to optimize load distribution and ensure longevity.
No stress belt splitter
Unique to 11ANTS is our belt splitter. Designed in-house to fit with our over-sized seat stays, its middle section can be removed to fit your belt. Internal machining keeps it together snugly when tightened.
CNC’d drop outs
CNC machined hooded rear drop-outs increases lateral rigidity. Positioning of the Rohloff hub in the drop-out optimises cable routing, also if you run the hub without the intrusive black box.
Side-way flex on bikes should be avoided, unless you want your bike to ride like a wet noodle. That’s why we use over-sized chain and seat stays on all our bikes.
What others say about us
We are 11ANTS. We design and build some of the best off-road bikes available. Stemming from our deep passion for cycling, our ambition is to offer our customers the best possible riding experience. To meet that ambition we start off with functional designs that we then handcraft ourselves. We don't compromise on material selection and engineering. We want to build the best bikes imaginable and we don't settle for "good enough". Scroll down to browse a selection of reviews in the cycling press.
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