Chapter 2 Tere Lombardia (Special Edition)
- Brand: Chapter 2
- Product Code: car376
*Price is for frameset only, for build options and pricing please call (04) 385 6752 to discuss further details*
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
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. Every detail is an opportunity for your individuality. You can trial different technologies and, when proven, apply them. From the tyres up, you can pick and choose the components that bring out the best in your performance. Just follow your animal instincts. In the end you’ll have a machine covered with your fingerprints and set-up exactly the way you desire. In fact, it won’t be like any other bike on the planet.
CHAPTER2 believes that cycling is one of the purest sports. Just you, your bike and a healthy appetite for adventure and suffering.
We know that your bike is an extension of your lifestyle, as it is ours. And we know how important it is to have bragging rights to the coolest looking kit on your local bunch ride/race. CHAPTER2 bikes come in two different collections. The ESSENTIAL Collection is the tried and tested but still uniquely CHAPTER2 Matt & Gloss Black. The LIMITED Edition changes every 6-8 months and is produced in limited quantities only. Once sold out The LIMITED Edition design, will never be produced again. This gives you the opportunity to own a unique design statement and stand out from the crowd.
TERE means “be quick, swift and fast” in Maori. TERE is a COMPACT-AERO frame designed to perform and look like a traditional road frame. However, each and every tube profile and transition has been aerodynamically optimized via collaboration with Auckland University Wind Tunnel, the same facilities where Team New Zealand tests their America’s Cup technology.
The TERE has been designed with quality of ride in mind, and that means a well-balanced geometry, allowance for wider format tires and a carefully engineered Toray® carbon lay-up schedule throughout to deliver an engaging ride, letting you push beyond your limits and explore the road less travelled.
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 TERE’s 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”.
Whilst the TERE has been designed to be an all round performer, no short cuts have been taken to ensure that it is also aerodynamic without the inherent penalties of a pure aero road frame, such as excess weight and harsh ride quality. The fork crown has been seamlessly sculpted to the kamm-tail and ribbed head tube to increase the overall stiffness and aerodynamics.
The whole package is finished off with a compliant carbon seatpost, aerodynamically integrated seatclamp, internal cabling and a matching stem and headset to create an elegant yet exhilarating ride.