Photos by Mike Swim
There comes a time in every rider’s life where they get to build their dream bike. ENVE marketing employee Coleman Edwards found his chance after ordering a custom-built Kavenz VHP16 frame earlier this year.
The German design uses a Virtual High Pivot suspension design and offers custom geometry from the manufacturer.
The paint scheme was inspired by a 90’s Toyota Baja race truck, a favorite from Coleman’s youth and his favorite ride in Forza Horizon. Shane Haberland of Shanes Paints brought the vision to life, and Coleman designed his own “sponsors” to complete the look.
The headbadge design came from internal graphic designer Bo, drawing inspiration from an older Toyota TRD logo. The design was laser engraved by a local company in Ogden, Utah.
Much of the componentry came from Utah-based companies, with ENVE, TRP, and EXT (whose US distributor is based in Salt Lake City) making up the major bits.
Some have asked if the design was inspired by the old Kleins of the 90s, a red and yellow popsicle, or the truck. Why not all three?
Frame – Kavenz VHP16, Custom Paint, Headtube Badge, and “sponsor” decals
Wheels – ENVE AM30, Mullet 29/27.5
Handlebars – ENVE M6
Stem – ENVE Alloy
Suspension – EXT Era 170mm, EXT Storia V3
Drivetrain – SRAM GX
Brakes – TRP DHR-EVO with 2.3mm Rotors
Tires – Kenda Hellcat 2.4/Pinner 2.4
Decals – Custom Yellow/Red Gradient from ENVE Decal Builder
Paint By – @shanespaints
Design By – @bvb_designs
Rider – @colemaneddie