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. With great attention to detail we look optimal design solutions with cost (and our accountant) taking a backseat. The axANTer, our elegant and vastly stiffer alternative to the sliding drop-out is one such example.
Bikes at 11ANTS are perceived as more than just a collection of functional parts. This integral view on bikes means that every single part is essential to the function of the total design.
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.
There is no such thing as perfect, however, 11ANTS designs are primarily driven by functionality first. Aesthetics come second.
11ANTS does not innovate for the purpose of innovation. All frames and detailing, down to the cable guides, are designed in-house.
11ANTS bikes are developed upon our broad experience and development never stops, our bikes keep gradually evolving.
We ride what we build from our explorations, and that of our customers.
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.
The axANTer PM-P, worlds first eccentric rear through axle system with integrated revolving post mount adapter for Pinion bikes.
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.
Our guarantee for your optimal performance, 11ANTS engineered a stiff bottom bracket section combined with a CNC machined yoke to translate all your power to the rear wheel.
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 to steer like a wet noodle. That’s why we use over-sized chain and seat stays on all our bikes.
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