This Chapter2 Koko aero road bike has been given a limited edition finish by Canadian artist Bradley Harms, and we think the result is absolutely stunning.
Chapter2 launched the Koko earlier in the year and it’s an interesting bike even before we get to that eye-catching finish.
Chapter2 launches Koko aero road bike with adjustable compliance
The UCI-approved Koko frameset features Kammtail sections to reduce drag as well as an adjustable compliance dual-position seat clamp that’s designed to allow you to dial in the ride you’re after.
Chapter2 says that using the seat clamp in one position will provide a normal amount of compliance, but switching to a second position provides greater comfort.
“By installing the seat clamp in the lower position, the increased cantilever action of the seatpost will increase the compliance by up to 8.5%, allowing the Koko to glide over rough road surfaces and keeping you fresh when you decide to go solo,” it says.
The Koko is available in a disc brake-only format and is specced with Chapter2’s aero-optimised Mana one-piece bar and stem with internal cable/hose routing.
You can read all about the tech details of the Chapter2 Koko here. What’s even newer is this finish from Bradley Harms.
“Part of the motivation behind this project is to get art lovers in love with cycling and cyclists in love with art,” says Bradley. “We’re so similar and those of us who are involved in both can see it so plainly. It’s a way of getting the two worlds together.
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“I’ve painted all of these lines by hand, one by one, so if you actually get up to the frame or the paintings each line has a delicate wave or has some imperfection in it. I think the point of the paintings was to strive to be perfect, but always fall short.”
Chapter2 says, “The paint surface has been adapted to transcend. By applying a clear coat (as opposed to opaque) the frame transforms throughout the day, from sunrise to sunset the change in light highlights the unique texture.”
We have to say that the overall effect is amazing. Only 60 framesets – frame, fork, seatpost, headset and Mana bar/stem – will be available. Once sold out, no more will ever be made.
Each frameset comes with a signed piece of the art as used on the frame, and blue detailed matching thru-axles and top cap. You also get maroon carbon bottle cages and the option to buy an NFT (non-fungible token).
The Chapter2 x Bradley Harms Koko frameset is priced at US $4,999 – which converts to about £4,150. Get more information here.
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