Carbent HPV Raven 11s

    $4,905.50

    The Carbent HPV Raven is the epitome of performance recumbent cycling! Designed and built one at a time at Bent Up Cycles, these beauties personify speed, acceleration and comfort.

    SKU: Carbent HPV Raven

    Description

    The Carbent HPV Raven is the epitome of performance recumbent cycling! Designed and built one at a time at Bent Up Cycles, these beauties personify speed, acceleration and comfort.

    Bryan Ball of bentrideronline.com describes the Raven as “…a VERY fast bike. A ludicrously fast bike. It’s so fast that it will give you bad habits. When you know that you have a bike that requires very little effort to pedal at 25 mph and practically flies up hills, it’s easy to convince yourself that maybe Lance was wrong and it IS all about the bike. You’ll tell yourself that you CAN have those last two or three adult beverages on Friday night before you ride on Saturday morning because you have a Carbent Raven and it is surely fast enough to make up for your impending hangover.” Read the rest of his review here.

    The Raven is an ultra racing legend.  In 2010, Tim Woudenberg set the Race Across America solo recumbent record on his Carbent HPV Raven.  Sandy Earl raced 442.46 miles to set a new Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA) women’s 24 hour record on her Raven in 2011.  Dana Lieberman, the builder, set the Furnace Creek 508 two-person mixed recumbent record on his Carbent in 2008.  The history is impressive and the speed amazing!

    What makes a Carbent HPV Raven different?  The main tube is mandrel-wrapped in a proprietary pattern of uni-directional carbon fiber to ensure ultimate strength, comfort and light weight.  Each lug is painstakingly crafted and bonded in place.  With seven frame sizes, four seat sizes and nine different handlebar configurations, this frame is truly custom-built for each rider.  Add an extensive selection of components, wheels and accessories, and you have the recumbent industry’s only true custom performance bike.

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    Additional information

    Q Rings

    Rotor Q Rings 27/40/52t (FSA Cranks), Rotor Q Rings 27/40/52t (Lightning)

    Crank Length

    165mm (Lightning only), 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm

    Crankset

    FSA SL-K Light ABS Crankset (39/53) with BB386EVO Bottom Bracket, Lightning Bikes Carbon Fiber Compact Crankset with FSA Pro Road Rings (34/50) and EVO386 Bottom Bracket, Lightning Bikes Carbon Fiber Crankset with FSA Pro Road Rings (39/53) and EVO386 Bottom Bracket, Lightning Bikes Carbon Fiber Triple Crankset with FSA Pro Road Rings (30/39/52) and EVO386 Bottom Bracket, FSA SL-K Light ABS Compact Crankset (34/50) with BB386EVO Bottom Bracket, FSA Non-Series Carbon Fiber Triple Crankset (30/39/52) with Mega Exo 24mm Bottom Bracket, FSA Gossamer Crankset (39/53) with 30mm Spindle and EVO386 Bottom Bracket, FSA Gossamer Triple Crankset (30/39/50) with Mega Exo 24mm Bottom Bracket, FSA K-Force Light ABS Compact Crankset (34/50) with BB386EVO Bottom Bracket, FSA K-Force Light ABS Crankset (39/53) with BB386EVO Bottom Bracket, FSA Gossamer Compact Crankset (34/50) with 30mm Spindle and EVO386 Bottom Bracket

    Bottom Bracket

    Chris King Ceramic, Chris King Steel, Lightning Ceramic Bearings (Lightning cranks only), Lightning Steel Bearings (Lightning cranks only), Mega Exo

    Brakes

    X-Eyed Ultralight Brakes, Shimano XT Hydraulic Disk Front/X-Eyed Rear, Avid BB7 Mechanical Disk Front/Alhonga Rear, Alhonga Dual Pivot Brakes

    Fork

    Enve Composites Road Fork, Enve Composites Road Disk Fork with Speed Release Thru Axle, Enve Composites Road Disk Fork, Bent Up Cycles Carbon Fiber Fork with CF Steerer Tube, Bent Up Cycles Carbon Fiber Disk Fork

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM Red WiFli 11s, SRAM Force WiFli 11s

    Cassette

    SRAM PG1190 11s Cassette, SRAM PG1170 11s Cassette

    Seat Pad

    Ventisit 3cm Pad, Ventisit 2cm Pad, 2" Foam Pad