The back end features shaped, kinked chainstays and dropped aero profiled seatstays. The Rere looks great, the understated colourway and Maori tattoo-inspired graphics setting it apart from the crowd. The 7kg complete weight XL is impressive, as is the claimed g frame weight.
The steep angles degree seat and Most major on stable handling at speed, but the Rere is something else.
Its low weight makes it a formidable climbing companion and the swiftness of its reactions are fantastic for navigating twisty roads or progressing through the bunch. The Knight wheels are also light 1,g a pair for 50mm-deep tubeless wheels and wear Schwalbe One tyres.
Comfort-wise the Rere is on the firmer side, but tubeless tyres enable you to eke out a bit more compliance on rougher surfaces by running lower pressures than standard inner tubes.
The broad hind quarter shape with narrowing nose and large cutout is nice, but the hull feels firmer than similar designs from Fizik, San Marco and Prologo. Chapter 2 has created a lightweight, fast handling bike with a true aero advantage, which up until now has only been achieved by the latest models from Giant PropelSpecialized VengeTrek MadoneCannondale SystemSixand BMC Timemachine.
That Chapter 2 has achieved the same on a fraction of the development budget should be applauded, and unreservedly recommended by us. Buy if, You want the handling and response of a race bike with the advantage of aero performance Pros: Light, nimble handling and aerodynamic Cons: Overly firm brake pads and middling saddle Skip to view product specifications.CHAPTER2 TERE beautifully built by Our Cycle
My XL test bike is the equivalent of a 58cm, and is very much in race bike territory. The Knight-supplied brake pads feel a little hard compared to the latest SwissStop compounds used by the likes of Zipp and Roval, with the usually impressive Shimano Dura-Ace brakes feeling overly firm when trying to scrub off speed on steep descents.
Chapter 2 Rere review. Latest deals. Buy if, You want the handling and response of a race bike with the advantage of aero performance. Pros: Light, nimble handling and aerodynamic.
Cons: Overly firm brake pads and middling saddle. Skip to view product specifications.New Zealand based Michael Pryde is the son of Neil Pryde, the founder of the eponymous sports good business. Michael built up the NeilPryde bike business, before setting up Chapter2 in to develop his own bike designs. Chapter2 uses monocoque construction for the Chapter2 Tere frame. It says that this is the best and most consistent method to produce high end framesets, stronger and lighter than the alternative tube-to-tube construction method.
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Looking to insure your new bike? The Chapter2 Tere frameset has also been designed for aerodynamic efficiency, with Kammtail truncated aerofoil cross-sections to the down tube, head tube, seat tube and seatpost. Dropped seatstays help maintain the aero profile.
The seatstays are oval section and positioned some way down the seat tube — a feature used in aero frames to reduce drag. The test bike comes in a mixed matt and gloss black carbon finish with green highlights.
Chapter2 also produces a series of limited edition paint jobswhich have included a yellow and black number decked out with the stage profile of Stage 17 of the Tour de France.
Wheels are Veltec Speed 3. The carbon Deda Superzero aero carbon bar in wrapped with Supacaz tape, with a Chapter2 own brand stem, which comes as part of the frame package. The saddle is a Prologo Kappa Evo. The test bike also comes with a 24g Vel carbon bottle cage. This leads to less pressure on the upper body and a more comfortable ride, but does mean that you present a less aero, larger frontal section to the wind than on some aero bikes.
On the test bike, this effect is compounded by the stack of spacers under the stem. But this does lead to a more comfortable ride position, which I was happy holding on extended winter outings. Along with the soft, grippy Supercaz tape on the test bike, they too feel good for the long run. You get a bit of push from crosswindsbut nothing scary.
The latest Ultegra shifting is sweet and light — maybe not quite the match for Dura-Ace but a lot cheaper. The Chapter2 Tere provides a quality ride. Its aero frameset gives you an extra turn of speed, without being so long and low that your back will suffer on longer rides on UK roads.
The test bike is well specced with quality components, which only enhance the premium feel. Home Reviews Bike Reviews.
Cons Slightly less aero position than some other machines. Cables are neatly internally routed.
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Ultegra provides great shifting.Create a cut-through brand identity that stood out in a highly competitive market. It needed to instantly resonate with dedicated racers, fashionistas and hobbyists alike. Many serious cyclists are very brand loyal so we needed to create intrigue and give the brand instant kudos through striking branding and bicycle graphics. To be easily implemented on a global scale with their long term strategy the brandmark was created to work with the typography and on its own, helping the business launch in territories where trademarking the wordmark would be problematic.
Inspired by the minimalism in the Bauhaus movement, the mark is an abstraction of C2. Unique and usable at small and large scales. The wordmark in contrast, is restrained, echoing the simplicity of the frames. Colour palette is pure New Zealand. A teal colour inspired by glacial rivers. The white, from the mountainous peaks of the Southern Alps. Year one projected sales was for frame units. They achieved distribution across 16 countries and sold bikes to 35 countries around the globe.
The brand has been consistently featured in a number of high profile print and online publications, and the bikes were used in social media by some of the largest manufacturers in the industry including Campagnolo, the third largest component manufacturer behind Shimano and SRAM. Chapter2 Bikes are not for the everyday cyclist, they are aimed at experienced riders looking for something a little different.
Emphasising the birthplace and origin of the brand. The graphic was used extensively throughout the bicycle livery, packaging and accessories. This was a kiwi story that resonated with overseas consumers, and was a key component to customer attraction and sales success. As the brand was going to sell extensively through their online channel, a custom shipping box was developed which would protect the frame and also stand out upon delivery; a unique unboxing experience has not been previously seen in the industry.
The boxes geometric shape was influenced by the main frame, with other components positioned to create a visual story of how the the bike was made up.We have been working hard to improve your experience on our website. We have made some significant back end improvements and as a result, you will now need to create a new account. Your old account will no longer be valid. Thank you for your understanding. At CHAPTER2 we are sticklers for detail in every process and design consideration needed to bring a new project from idea to a finely tuned race machine.
Pre-preg is the process of pre-impregnating epoxy resin with both directional and uni-directional carbon fiber which is carefully laid over a mandrel before being placed into a preheated monocoque clamshell mold. During the heating process the epoxy resin flows between the various layers creating a seamless structure, giving the frame its shape and performance qualities.
Whilst other manufacturers extol the virtues of customized geometry, in almost every case this is only possible via the inferior process of tube-to-tube construction where tubes are mitered, bonded and wrapped in carbon creating a less efficient strength to weight ratio frame. All our frames are designed to strict tolerances using monocoque production methods to ensure quality and performance.
The chainstays and seatstays are then bonded with aerospace grade bonding agents to the front triangle under clinical conditions to avoid dust and contamination, creating a unified frame structure throughout. Each area of the frame has been carefully considered and engineered for performance. However, different technologies are employed in different ways to create the desired aerodynamic advantages.
The TERE uses Kamm-tail sections to create a stiff and nimble structure due to the inherent structural qualities of the highly engineered tube sections, delivering a light yet aero frame.
However, if out and out aerodynamic performance is what you are searching for, the RERE uses a more conventional yet finely tuned aero profile in specific locations, to slice through the air and have you sipping your flat white at your local cafe long before your buddies arrive.
We believe that the environment is worth fighting for and have taken every practical step to minimise the excessive and wasteful packaging typically used in the bike industry. No foam padding has been used and the minimal design uses the least amount of materials possible.
Additionally, we are dedicated to developing all our design and technologies at home, here in New Zealand where there is a wealth of knowledge and technology in composites and aerodynamics. Each CHAPTER2 frame and component has been designed to exceed international safety standards EN ISO because not only do we want you to enjoy the bike in complete safety, but we also want you to feel confident that our frames can withstand the rigors of any ride, race, gravel adventure or a Paris Roubaix sportive.
Dear valued riders, We have been working hard to improve your experience on our website. Mike Pryde. PRE-PREG Pre-preg is the process of pre-impregnating epoxy resin with both directional and uni-directional carbon fiber which is carefully laid over a mandrel before being placed into a preheated monocoque clamshell mold.
Each Frame goes Through 7 processes of quality control 1 Lay-up pre-moulding control checks.Knowledgeable, patient, and excellent service!
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