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Chapter2 release limited edition Tere frame to commemorate Stage 17 of the Tour de France

New Zealand-based Chapter2 have given the Tere a very tour-specific paint job, with the elevation details of Stage 17 painted onto the frame

Fittingly only 17 of the frames have been made, with a stealthy black complemented by the famous yellow of the TDF leaders' jersey and stage information on the top tube and down tube. 

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"Celebrating the heritage of the worlds biggest and most iconic stage race", Chapter2 say they were inspired to make the frame because of the number of times the famous Col du Galibier climb, topping out at 2642m, has been a make or break section of le Tour.

While that wasn't necessarily the case today, with the yellow jersey of Chris Froome home safely and Primoz Roglic of Slovenia winning the stage (although Fabio Aru lost time and) you can't deny that it's an intriguing design that will stand out from the crowd. The frame has Kamm-Tail tube profiles and is made with Toray carbon fibre. Seen here with a Campagnolo Super Record groupset, the bike also has room for a Di2 insert in the seatpost to house an internal battery. 

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The 17 special frames are individually hand painted and include a unique number on each to signify its rarity. If you want to own this slice of Tour history, they're available to order on the Chapter2 website for £2,019. 

Chapter2 was founded by Michael Pryde in 2017, who actually created NeilPryde bikes before going it alone under the Chapter2 name. The Tere is also available in the Essential version, basically stock colours, and then Limited Edition bikes are created every 6-8 months. 




Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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