Chapter 2 lately unveiled its most beautiful aero (UCI permitted) and adjustable road frameset so far. The new KOKO frameset options Kammtail sections for aerodynamic good points and an adjustable seat clamp, the place the rider can fine-tune for their meant trip really feel. Chapter 2 may be very assured the brand new KOKO is the quickest bike on the market.
Chapter 2 KOKO — How aero are we speaking about?
The new KOKO takes a variety of affect from its predecessor, the Chapter 2 Rere, which additionally takes benefit of Kammtail profiling. The KOKO takes the Reres credentials and goes to the subsequent stage and has Kamm-Tail included into the downtube, growing the general stiffness of the underside bracket and headtube by 13.35% and 35.64%, respectively.
Air resistance is the only most crucial issue that separates a quick bike from a super-fast bike (properly that and the rider). The combo works seamlessly with the Chapter 2 ergonomic Mana bar; the addition of the bar makes for a glossy, high-performance racing machine. It appears becoming because the phrase Koko means “to soar, fly” in Maori, and because the title suggests — this bike may have you flying.
Japanese carbon fiber by Toray
Each Chapter 2 carbon fiber body is constituted of 100% Made in Japan Toray carbon. The course of for the entrance triangle makes use of a Latex Mandrel for every measurement and ensures that the carbon wall thickness and resin circulation are fastidiously managed throughout manufacturing.
The backside bracket and headtube junctions make use of high-tensile directional Toray carbon to extend entrance triangle torsional stiffness.
Fully built-in and quick
Chapter 2 absolutely built-in the cabling and hydraulic hoses within the new KOKO, presenting an excellent clear visible look and maintaining it slippery within the wind. The fork crown blends with the headtube contributing to the seamless look with little pops of colour for model.
When paired with Chapter 2s’ Mana one-piece bar combo, the KOKO ranges up in aerodynamics. The Mana system makes use of a Quick-Fit spacer system to shortly modify your match with out having to re-cable or disassemble the cockpit.
What about that adjustable compliance?
You can now dial in your compliance for your private choice. The rider can do that by putting in the aero Seatpost within the decrease place (one of many two), growing the cantilever motion of the Seatpost by 8.5%.
The KOKO has two seat post compliance choices
Standard place: This is the usual much less compliant of the two. When in Position 1 (dealing with up), the compliance is common. The KOKO nonetheless rides properly on this place and can nonetheless glide over road chatter, however not in addition to Position 2.
Increased Compliance: The seat clamp in place 2 (dealing with down) units the consolation stage to the utmost optimized compliance.
How does KOKO differ from the Chapter 2 Rere?
You can consider the KOKO as an all-out aero racing platform with the flexibility to ship world-class dealing with and response — mainly an improve over the Rere. Additionally, the KOKO receives a service-friendly T47BB backside bracket, differing from the press-fit BB86.5 of the Rere.
Chapter 2 KOKO Geometry and body compatibility
The Chapter 2 KOKO is a disc brake solely with a 12 x 100mm entrance and 12 x 142mm thru-axle. The frameset is suitable with mechanical and digital shifting groupsets. Those apprehensive about stashing batteries worry not, the KOKO body will simply match each Di2 SM-BTR-2 and EPS V3 batteries. The tire clearance is a beneficiant (for an aero road body) 32mm and makes use of the T47 (86.5) threaded backside bracket customary.
Pricing and availability
Color choices: The Chapter 2 KOKO frameset is available in Black and Cobalt and is obtainable in sizes XXS – XL.
Price: The Black frameset will value you, $3,549 for the frameset and $699 for the Mana one-piece bar improve. The Cobalt with inexperienced frameset is barely extra at $3,699, however you actually can’t put a worth on quick.