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Exclusive First Look! Mike Pryde’s upcoming Chapter2 Tere aero road bike

exclusive first look at Mike Pryde Chapter2 Tere road bike
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exclusive first look at Mike Pryde Chapter2 Tere road bike

We’ve teased this bike twice now, most recently last week with a few images founder Mike Pryde sent on his general email list. Now, he’s sent Bikerumor a few more (and higher res!) images of his upcoming Chapter2 Tere road bike along with tech specs that help fill in the details.

The Tere, which means “be quick”, has been tested in the Auckland University wind tunnel to have the benefits of an aero bike while looking like a traditional road bike. It’s Kamm-Tail tube profiles, internal cable routing and unique shaping between tube junctions that achieve the aerodynamics, and other construction details help keep the ride quality good, too…

exclusive first look at Mike Pryde Chapter2 Tere road bike

Inside the headtube and bottom bracket sections, they use firmer polyurethane molds (as opposed to silicone) to better control wall thickness and resin flow. Both of those sections incorporate woven 3K carbon fabrics to improve stiffness; most of the rest of the frame is unidirectional fibers, and 100% of the carbon comes from Toray.

exclusive first look at Mike Pryde Chapter2 Tere road bike

The fork legs and seatstays also use Kamm-Tail shaping, as does the seatpost, which still fits a Di2 battery inside.

exclusive first look at Mike Pryde Chapter2 Tere road bike

Basic specs include:

  • Frameset includes carbon frame, fork, seatpost, stem & headset
  • $2,000-$2,200 USD approximate price, may vary by country. Price includes shipping/duties/taxes.
  • 950g fully painted (M) Tolerance +/-35g.
  • 100% TORAY
  • Available in both RIM (25mm tire clearance) and DISC versions (28mm tire clearance)
  • 5 sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL)
  • BB86
  • Internal Cabling
  • SHIMANO E-Thru M12x1.5mm 142×12 & 100×12 Thru Axle (Disc Version)
  • Di2 Compatible w/ SM-BTR-2 (Internal) in seatpost w/ rubber
  • Integrated seatclamp
  • UCI Approved, tested to international EN ISO 4210:2014 standards.

exclusive first look at Mike Pryde Chapter2 Tere road bike

The stock offering will be the Essential Edition in this Matte Black/Gloss Black combo. They’ll also offer Limited Edition paint schemes and builds that change every 6-8 months, plus very limited quantized Special Editions (e.g. Tour, Giro, MSR, PR, Flanders, etc.).

exclusive first look at Mike Pryde Chapter2 Tere road bike

Chapter2 Tere road bike geometry chart

Look for the bike to become available in July.

Chapter2Bikes.com

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Dustytires
6 years ago

I really don’t get the industry wide marketing BS for aero. Most riders are too fat, too slow and wear flappy kit with pockets full of shit whilst riding the hoods or tops so a few watts of aero bike are null. IF said rider is slim, strong and hammering away in the drops and always wearing a skin suit at the weekly world championships every Saturday morning, the aero benefits are ONLY when said person takes a pull and we all know that amount of time is almost nothing over the course of a few hours. It is purdy though….

BMX
BMX
6 years ago
Reply to  Dustytires

People like the idea that they can actually travel at speeds that make aero important like an F1 car. The bike industry loves making connections with F1 tech, such ceramic speed- ceramic is used in F1, carbon – carbon is used in F1, speed tunnels, McLaren co design etc. It allows the industry to charge 10 grand for a bike that the owner believes makes them faster which actually it doesn’t and is a poor fit so they have to ride on the hoods as they are too fat and stiff for the drops.

It is entertaining though to see this stuff and read the comments

Karthik
Karthik
6 years ago
Reply to  BMX

Air resistance is the biggest component you are battling on a bike even at moderate speeds. You don’t need “F1 speeds”for that. Have you ever tried drafting behind another rider?

That said, the bike frame is a very small component of this resistance.

Jonathon
Jonathon
6 years ago
Reply to  BMX

A quick Google search of “at what speed does aerodynamics matter” shows that you’re wrong.

john
john
6 years ago
Reply to  Jonathon

Should I assume you are clicking on the first search link, which is for a bike fitter using a single anecdote of a poor aero bike fit to advertise his services?

Robin
Robin
6 years ago
Reply to  BMX

I wasn’t aware the aero drag function was modulated by a Heaviside function. Can you point me to the research that points that out?

alvis
alvis
6 years ago
Reply to  BMX

Ceramics banned in F1 since 2005……

Champs
Champs
6 years ago
Reply to  Dustytires

What little point there is in being aero is still more than pretending that these bikes are made out of metal tubes.

edge
edge
6 years ago

Why are they testing the bike with no rider? Whatever the results…they are useless except for marketing. “We have the world most aero bike…unless you’r riding it!”

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

So let me get this right, for me to get the same reach as a 56cm Tarmac, I have to ride an XL with over 4cm extra stack? Yeah nah.

Karthik
Karthik
6 years ago
Reply to  Peter

These numbers are almost exactly the same as Cervelo’s for the R3, R5 and S5. In the medium size, they are identical. If those are not “racy” enough for you, you might have to reach out to Team Dimension Data work your discovery of why they aren’t winning races.

Karthik Subramanyam
Karthik Subramanyam
6 years ago
Reply to  Karthik

I meant R3, R5 and S3 (not S5). Also “work” = “with”.

DB
DB
6 years ago
Reply to  Peter

Unless you’re totally slammed on a Tarmac (-17 stem, no spacers) it’s not too hard to transpose the fit on to a Large Tere. Wheelbase only 4mm different with same steering setup so handling would be very similar.

Detailed comparison here http://tinypic.com/r/2llikg4/9

Kyle B
Kyle B
6 years ago

The cables in the first picture of the Black Bike, are they confusing anyone? Brake cables reversed?

DB
DB
6 years ago
Reply to  Kyle B

New Zealand uses the same brake routing as UK. It’s not legal to sell a bike right hand rear.

ibcyclist
ibcyclist
5 years ago
Reply to  DB

So amusing, Australia is the same, but not illegal? I spent 15 years living in Europe and Asia, and the first thing my Aussie LBS tried to do was reverse my cabling. WTF!

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