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Bike Build: Chapter2 TOA with Dura Ace 12sp & Princeton Carbonworks Wheels

Described by the New Zealand based bike company as a versatile, aero, all road offering, the new TOA from Chapter 2 is an eye-catching and impressive offering.

The bike’s pedigree and linage can be seen in its clean and smooth lines, with Chapter2 founder Mike Pryde saying the frameset is the result of more than two years of product development and refinement.

We recently visited Embassy Cycles in Mosman, Sydney, to take a closer look at the new TOA and film the build of the bike.

A high end dream build, the bike here features the latest 12 speed Dura Ace from Shimano, Peak 4550 wheels from Princeton Carbonworks (weighing in at 1350gr for the pair) and Pirelli P-Zero Velo 28mm tyres.

Frameset wise, there’s top quality Japanese Toray carbon for a frame weight of 1105grams and overall build weight of 7.35kg.

The bike features a T47 threaded bottom bracket, 12mm front and rear thru axles, space for up to 32mm tyres, the company’s optional Mana handlebar with integrated (read concealed) cabling and Quick-Fit headset spacers.

Known as the TOA Tongariro, which means “to be victorious, to win” in Maori, the paintwork, finish and attention to detail are second to none – it’s a mesmerising bike to look at.

Want one? The estimated RRP of this build is around $17,500, a big investment for a bike but it’s certainly a rare and unique high-performance offering.

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