You may have noticed the unique and eye-catching Chapter 2 KOKO that accompanied some of our recent component reviews. The KOKO is more than a good-looking frame; it’s one fast machine and covers more than a road bike should in terms of various terrain.
For those unfamiliar with Chapter 2, let me catch you up. Chapter 2 is a New Zealand-based bike manufacturer concentrating on unique paint and designs. Before Chapter 2, there was Neil Pryde, a name that I’m guessing is more familiar to most. Neil Pryde spent his early development years in the windsurf and yachting sail industry, later taking his knowledge to the cycling industry. He and his son Mike Pryde rebranded the Neil Pryde bike brand to Chapter 2 in late 2017 — starting a new chapter in bike creation and the family business. What kind of bike is the Chapter 2 KOKO
The word “KOKO” (Te Waihou) in Maoriis (The indigenous Polynesian people of mainland New Zealand) means “to soar, fly,”; a very proper name for the unique frameset. When you look at it, the KOKO is hard to pigeonhole; it’s an aero bike but has adjustable compliance with a seat post elastomer. The super sculpted frameset postures towards the road race side, but the friendly/fast ride quality makes it an all-around threat.
The KOKO takes many cues from Chapter 2 Rere, but not all. The KOKO has some similar tube shapes, but the updated design makes it more aero. The design team opted for larger […]