Anvil Hammer Frameset

5/5 (4 Reviews)

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Wein a Racer from Novato, CA

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2002

Strengths:    Balanced handling bike built from careful selection of materials and geometry, awesome finsih and paint.

Weaknesses:    Paint was almost to nice to get mud on it.

Bottom Line:   
Have raced pro many years ago I long figured out what worked for me in a mountain bike. After talking Don at Anvil bike works I decided to let him design the frame as he saw fit. I did give my desires for a mtb frame and what I wanted in the way of handling. Don is a genius, his choice in tubing and geometry have produced a bike that makes me ride faster. I can climb more relaxed without having to fight the front end, descend steep nasty trails, fly down super G fire roads, climb like a nut out of the saddle. Balanced race bike.

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Favorite Trail:   The Rut

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Anvil Compound

Similar Products Used:   Yikes, hum, Litespeed, Fisher, Klein, Ibis, Yokota, DIrt Research, De Kerf, Clark-Kent, Diamond (Greg)

Bike Setup:   XT, XTR mix 8speed, X-fly fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Racer from Littleton, CO

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2001

Strengths:    Really light (3.4 lbs) and resiliant. Killer looks accompanied by a sweet paint job. Attention to detail. Having a bike that is made for you only. The ability to choose what you want and what type of ride you are looking for.

Weaknesses:    Let's be serious....

Bottom Line:   
The bike just plain rips. Period. The bike is an extension of me and my abilities. It's great to have a bike that is made for you and you only, as selfish as that may sound. I am as fast as my riding partners on a hardtail when compared to their full-suspension-of-the-week designs. Don at Anvil is really easy to work with he will let you spec the tubeset, the design and the paint sceme (without letting you make any horrendous mistakes) to your liking. That kind of service is just not available with any larger manufacturer. When you compare the weight and quality of workmanship of my bike, to the so call wonder alloy racing bikes, it's hard to believe mine is steel! I am really stoked on this frame. It's been one of the best bikes I have ever ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   the one I haven't ridden yet

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Anvil HQ

Similar Products Used:   Numerous alloy hartails, Many steel hardtails, A few full suspension designs

Bike Setup:   All the good stuff -- Hope minis, Marzocchi X-fly, Hugi/Mavic Wheels, Sram components, USE post, Salsa stem and skewers, Conti tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris McQuillan a Racer from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2001

Strengths:    Properly selected materials, a bicycle designed for your body and riding style, the finest craftsmanship money can buy and a stellar paint job - It doesn't get better than this!

Weaknesses:    Technically, aesthetically - none; BUT a custom frame is not for the impatient. YOU have to be honest with the guy building the bike.

Bottom Line:   
Buying a custom bike is a great way to get 'the perfect bike' - but be honest, how do you want the bike to perform, what other bikes have you liked any why - A custom bike is as much about the effort of the purchaser as it is about the skills of the maker. On that subject, Don Ferris of Anvil Bikes is brilliant, modest and thoughtful. He will listen carefully to as much detail as you can offer (I think we exchanged over 50 emails) and the result will keep you smilin all the way down the trail... and back. Have fun, ride hard.

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Favorite Trail:   'three stages'

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   On Line

Similar Products Used:   Kona (Explosif, Hot, Hei Hei), Klein (Mantra, Adroit), Specialized S-Works FSR, Ibis Alibi, Norco Nitro

Bike Setup:   Mix of XTR, Syncros, Thompson, Hugi and White Brothers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Fernandez a Cross Country Rider from Burtonsville

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2000

Strengths:    Super Light and Strong - Steel!
looks great too. Has steel plate under BB to protect frame from Chain Suck. Why don't all builders do that?

Weaknesses:    None that I can find

Bottom Line:   
This bike kicks ass.

One of the best investments I have ever made. The bike is custom, so right off the bat you are getting a bike that is one of a kind. Anvil will help you choose the materials, geometry and features of your bike based on the type of rider you are an the type of riding you will do.

My hammer is by far the best bike I have ridden. I own a Yo Eddy, MOHO CXS and Gary Fisher hookoo something and I find myself choosing the Anvil for every outing. If you have ridden for a while and are ready for a new bike I recommend calling Anvil. For about the same price you would pay for an off the shelf bike you can get a custom built Anvil built for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Avalon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   From Anvil

Similar Products Used:   Fat Chance Yo Eddy

Bike Setup:   Bomber, SRAM, XTR Combo, laser beam and asorted wtb parts

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