Carbent HPV Raven AXS

Availability: On backorder
Delivery time: Custom order takes 2-3 months

The Carbent HPV Raven is the quintessential short-wheelbase performance recumbent. Built from the ground up at Bent Up Cycles using custom tubes from Enve composites, these frames are made one at a time to the needs of each specific owner. With three seat sizes, seven frame sizes and three handlebar sizes, each is purpose-built to provide the best recumbent riding experience possible.

This particular build starts with a base that includes the Carbent HPV Raven frameset and Ventisit seat pad, an Enve Road Disk fork, and Chris King Inset 7 headset. Braking is managed with the TRP Spyre brake set and Paul Components Cantilever brake levers.

Use the pull down menus above to then select your wheels, drivetrain and cranks.

Each crankset shown includes the FSA MegaEvo bottom bracket. The modular crankset use 30/46t chainrings to get you lower gearing than the traditional compact double crankset. This is perfect for use in hilly terrain even though (ironically enough) they weigh about 2 ounces more than the traditional cranks. They also allow you to easily swap to different chainring sizes.

Each wheel set includes Schwalbe Pro One 28mm tires, mounted tubeless with sealant.

The Force drivetrain includes a SRAM Force cassette, chain, front and rear AXS Force mid-cage derailleur, two batteries, a charger and blips for shifting. Although a touch heavier than the Red drivetrain, the Force drivetrain allows you to get slightly lower gearing at a more reasonable price.

The Red drivetrain includes a SRAM Red cassette, chain, front and rear AXS Red short cage derailleur, two batteries, a charger and blips. This top-of-the-line drivetrain is flawless but doesn’t allow for quite the low gearing of the Force group.

As with all of our builds, anything is possible, so don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss other options.


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