Chapter 2 Bikes
The quest to create something unique follows a road less travelled. At CHAPTER2, it begins with the perfect frame before handing it over for you to put all the pieces in place.
A New Chapter
We only use the finest prepreg carbon available in the market, produced by Toray® of Japan, the leaders in composites for various industries from Sporting Goods to Aerospace, F1 and America’s Cup.
Engineered for Performance
All our frames are designed to strict tolerances using monocoque production methods to ensure quality and performance. We utilise a two part stainless steel clamshell mould for each frame sizes’ front triangle, guaranteeing fiber continuity between the all important BB and head tube. 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.
Getting the Right Fit
As with any new frame design project, the geometry is the foundation to an awesome ride. Using an extensive database of ergonomic data we were able to map out the ideal geometry that matches both the seasoned pro and weekend warrior. The frames geometry has a linear stack and reach correlation from XS all the way to XL just like the human body.
Married to this balanced geometry is a beautiful form factor that elevates the whole experience, employing vibration dampening chainstays and directional high tensile carbon in the BB and head tube areas for power transfer and steering “like it’s on rails”.
Aerodynamics is at the core of CHAPTER2’s performance strategies, with extensive testing at Auckland University’s Wind Tunnel. However, different technologies are employed in different ways to create the desired aerodynamic advantages.