Koga have launched a new top-end frameset called the Kimera Road Pro UD that’s designed, like most top-end framesets, to combine extreme rigidity with a very light weight. It has an official weight of 950g (size 56cm) and will be available in two variants for either Shimano Di2 or mechanical gear shifting.
The Kimera Road Pro UD is produced with high modulus carbon fibre and has a unidirectional carbon mesh finish that, according to Koga, contributes to the strength of the frame. The front fork is made entirely of unidirectional carbon.
The Kimera has a tapered head tube with an integrated headset, a Press Fit bottom bracket, carbon fork dropouts and a replaceable derailleur hanger.
The Di2 model features integrated cable housing with the battery fixed inside the seat tube. The mechanical model of the frame has cable stops integrated within the head tube.
It will be available in frame sizes 50, 54, 56, 58, 60 and 63 cm.
Koga have also announced that their Signature custom order bikes are now available with FSA K-Force kit and Mavic wheels for the first time. You can have the bikes built up from a wide range of options.
For more info go to www.koga-signature.com.
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