A product design firm and durable goods production and logistics outfit, AARN is the diversified activity of Aaron Panone, self-producing designer and engineer. House brands include: AARN (custom product), AARN EYEWEAR (handmade acetate eyewear design and manufacturing), and AARN TRANSMISSION (bicycle parts design and production).
A collaborative effort with Geekhouse Bikes, the Oregon Manifest competition bicycle featured unique designs for custom bent tubing, dropouts, integrated front and rear fenders, integrated front and rear LED housings, and the first generation of a flat-pattern formed sheet metal chainguard. The sheetmetal components (fenders and chainguard) were CNC milled and formed in-house from 3000-series aluminum sheet stock. LED housings were turned from 300-series stainless, and fit with high-output surface-mount LED clusters and lenses. One bicycle was produced with these components. The bicycle was purchased shortly after the show by a private collector.
The dropouts for this bicycle were based on an earlier design for an allen-key through-axle a developed for Geekhouse (shown bottom right). This bike is tangentially associated with the Regular Pattern design series.