The Elves Vanyar light-weight, carbon road bike is the latest to hit the road from Elves and worth a serious look as the specs are high end for a great price. Check out this detailed (unbiased) product review on YouTube (TIP: skip straight to 3:20).
The biggest reason we've added this bike to our range is because it goes head to head with some of the more expensive and well known brands. Having seen the quality and finish, it's definitely worth considering if you're looking for a bike that delivers on:
- Being one of the lightest frame sets on the market at a mere 750g (size 46)
- One piece molding technology - where else can you find that for this price?
- T1000 TORAY® Carbon Fiber ensures this bike offers the ideal blend if light overall weight and targeted stiffness!
We support all warranties right here from NZ and I've had numerous personal conversations with Simon from Elves Bikes - great service and always there to help.
In the meantime, here another review from a passionate Elves Bike fan (taken from Simon's Facebook page):
Hello All! My name is Ben. I will write a more in-depth review soon and take photos, but for the moment, I would like to advise anyone reading this post to buy from this company. If I could give both the Elves Vanyar disc frame and the customer service received from Simon (of whom I now consider a friend) 6 Stars out of 5 I would.
I was directed to this company by one of China’s leading bike designers, of whom told me that Elves produces the highest quality frames that one can buy (they have access to all the factories in China and know all of the managers of said companies).
The frame and forks exceeded my expectations and are of the same quality as a SL Tarmac or Cervelo R5. In fact, Elves products are made in the same factory as Cervelo and this frame is indeed lighter than the Cervelo equivalent and is comparable in quality.
The additional integrated handlebars are a thing of beauty and the whole package is extraordinary AT ANY PRICE.
Aside from the design and specification of the frame (of which includes a ceramic BB) the paint scheme, namely "Chameleon" is incredible. It is a two tone finish that changes colour in the light.
Safety certifications/testing are emblazoned on the frame, with of said tests available on youtube, should one search.
Make no bones about it, this company produces top tier level products, for a fraction of the cost that you would expect. If you are thinking about buying, do it!!
You will not regret your decision. They are run by nice people and they deserve your custom. These products are A1 class. You would be a fool to pay for something more expensive and far worse. Happy riding and may the FTP be with you! Ben