Kirk Edwards, of Group USA, reached out to us some months in the past to ask us some particular particulars concerning our Aventon Cordoba Restricted Version frameset. Little did we all know, he deliberate to race it on this yr’s Masters World Observe Biking Championship.
We had been glad to hear that Kirk was impressed with the body after having raced it. These bikes are put via numerous stress throughout standing begins and this proved our bikes might move the take a look at.
Do not simply take our phrase for it, here’s a private message Kirk despatched us following his race:
…Sure, I searched for a very long time for a frameset that provided the race options that I used to be searching for: outsized tubing, tapered headset, carbon steerer tube, and aggressive geometry. This made for a comparatively stiff and agile body for my sprint-oriented races. However, having the flexibleness to make use of the bike to coach on the street was an enormous issue for me as properly. Brake mounting was a bit of cake, and that allowed me to make use of the Cordoba wherever I used to be, not simply on the Velodrome. Moreover, the lengthy rear dropouts are an actual boon, please preserve that characteristic going ahead. Sure, chain tensioners can be even higher, however the dropouts meet the necessity as-is very properly.
I frankly was shocked with what you all might present for a worth level properly underneath $400 and I used to be not sure if it might deal with what I used to be going to ask of it. Being the lead-out rider in a group dash (which is my emphasis space this yr) is arguably essentially the most worrying service a motorcycle may be put via, and once I constructed up the bike I used to be undecided if it was going to snap and ship me to concrete. The ISO score gave me the boldness to provide it a go and the bike dealt with the torsion of standing begins very properly. After a number of coaching periods, the bike earned my full confidence and I made a decision to journey it on this yr’s Masters World Observe Biking Championships, racing for Group USA.
The showcase occasion for me at Worlds was the group dash and I rode with, and towards, riders whose frames had been simply ten instances the value of mine. The truth that our group secured a fourth place and my beginning lap instances had been the quickest on the observe confirmed that the bike was definitely not a handicap for me.
Additionally, I used to be very impressed with the cordiality and helpfulness of the Aventon group. That they had no concept that I used to be going to make use of their bike for this sort of occasion. I used to be simply one other nameless buyer, however they nonetheless handled me as if I used to be a VIP, answering all of my questions with endurance and friendliness.That claims rather a lot about your group. Please do not lose that successful tradition that you have developed. It actually results in nice issues down the street.
That’s my normal abstract of the Aventon expertise. Simply let me know in case you have any questions. One parting thought, it’s worthwhile to sustain the stock of polished frames, they all the time appear to be in brief provide!
Thanks for using Aventon, Kirk! Cannot wait to see the place you go!