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EB14: For KTM, Team Orange is the New Cross, Plus Codeveloped Road Disc

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Austrian bike specialists showed a few pretty eye catching new 700c disc-brake bikes at Eurobike, marking their 50th anniversary. The standout was probably their cross bike mainly because of its blaze orange matte paint job. All of the new bikes in their road disc series were developed together for this year and share a bunch of tech features and nice detailing. Follow past the break for a breakdown of the details and a look at the whole series…

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The standout €3000 carbon framed KTM Canic CXC cyclocross bike comes spec’d with a hydraulic Ultegra kit. An aluminum version with the same frame features is also available with 105 for €1500.

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The all-new €2900 Revelator Sky is a disc-brake version of their popular road race bike, but with more laid back geometry better suited as an endurance or gran fondo road bike

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The €3700 Ultegra Di2 version of the Revelator Sky has a much more stealthy build.

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The series uses a semi-sloping top tube design with an internal expander wedge seatpost clamp to leave a lot of 27.2 post hanging out to add a little ride comfort. Long for road, short for cross stays mean plenty of tire clearance and hit the bottom bracket junction in a wide, flat profile for drivetrain stiffness and all day comfort. All cable routing is internal, and for cross this might be a bit of an issue as is makes for a small mud shelf right where the internally routed front derailleur wire comes out, but at least KTM has though to include a rummer grommet.  All bikes feature PressfitBBs and really have some great paint jobs , with amazing detailing.

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Each of the road disc series incorporates a tapered 1.25-1.125″ front-end and thru-axles front and rear using the 100/15 and 142/12 that thankfully are solidifying as industry standards. The thru-axles make for very lightweight and strong carbon dropouts with continuous fibers looped from seatstay to chainstay. They also pair well with the Shimano Flat Mount disc tabs on both the new frames and forks. For now that means the bikes get adapters, but its a sign of lower-profile disc calipers to come.

Check our coverage of their mountain bikes here.

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anonymous
anonymous
8 years ago

That seatpost clamp is pretty slick looking when not used on an aero frame.

Ajax
Ajax
8 years ago

Wow! Look how tight the disc brake calipers hug the fork and chainstay! There are no disc mount standoffs! Very neat and tidy!

JBikes
JBikes
8 years ago

The metal protection on the fork is a very nice touch. Over time, this area will get scratched up pretty badly on a close clearance road bike if left unprotected. Not a great thing with carbon and on a critical part like the fork.

Zach
Zach
8 years ago

BRAAAP.

Pancakes
Pancakes
8 years ago

Bummed it’s EB14 and not IB14, but forbidden fruit and all that.

I’m into ’em, the orange is kinda loud but the detailing is all pretty tasteful and cohesive.

muddy
muddy
8 years ago

No air filters to clean and no gas to mix!

SonoranDevil
SonoranDevil
8 years ago

KTM comes from a long history of top notch and very serious off-road / motocross motorcycles and I had two in the past. They are not in the US unfortunately as their engineering and inventiveness on the moto scene was amazing again the Japanese giants. Love to see these beauties in the US, the orange paint scene is all over their MX bikes…..

John
John
8 years ago

Leave it to KTM to do things the right way. They’re always about the details.

Shredder
Shredder
8 years ago

They are in the US: http://www.ktmbicyclesusa.com/

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

@SonoranDevil – Since more than 20 years KTM bicycles have nothing to do with the KTM motocross company, except for the name.

adam
8 years ago

@Bob – There’s no reason to think that KTM won’t carry the quality into the bicycle side of things. Surely the successful MX branch is concerned that the bicycle side doesn’t damage the brand they’ve created.

Timquila
Timquila
8 years ago

My budget is glad there are no “ADD TO CART” buttons here.

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