Cycling Meets Art
“Part of the motivation behind this project is to get art lovers in love with cycling and cyclists in love with art. We’re so similar and those of us who are involved in both can see it so plainly. It’s a way of getting the two worlds together.
I’ve painted all of these lines by hand, one by one so if you actually get up to the frame or the paintings each line has a delicate wave or has some imperfection in it. I think the point of the paintings was to strive to be perfect, but always fall short.”
(verb) To Soar and Fly
Air resistance is the single most critical factor that separates a fast bike from a bike that cuts through the air like a bird. KOKO means “to soar, fly” in Maori and as the name suggests, our Top Tier Aero Road model will have you smiling from ear to ear from the sheer thrill of unadulterated speed. Taking the RERE’s Aero credentials to the next level, the KOKO now has Kamm-Tail incorporated into the downtube, increasing the overall stiffness of the bottom bracket and headtube by 13.35% and 35.64% respectively. Married to our aerodynamically optimised and ergonomic MANA bar, the combination makes for a super sleek high-performance racing machine.
The KOKO also comes with adjustable compliance via a dual position seatclamp configuration that can be switched from stiff to buttery smooth depending on the rider’s personal needs and/or road conditions. Further engineering gains via the use of Latex Mandrels for the front triangle and T47 BB creates a super rigid platform for transferring every watt you produce into forward motion. Other small yet well-considered details such as the Quick-Fit headset spacers, up to 32mm of tire clearance, vibration dampening Seatstays and Seatpost makes for a package that ticks all the right boxes.
Each KOKO Frame’s front triangle is moulded using a one-piece Latex Mandrel.
The use of Latex Mandrel for each size ensures that the pre-preg carbon wall thickness and resin flow is carefully controlled during production.
The use of High-Tensile Directional Toray Carbon in Bottom Bracket and Headtube increases front triangle torsional stiffness. The combination of both these processes improves the frames overall performance.
By integrating the cabling and hydraulic hoses the KOKO presents a clean visual and aerodynamic profile. The fork crown blends with the headtube contributing to the seamless elegance.
When used with our MANA Bar the full aerodynamic benefits of the KOKO are unlocked. Plus it’s practical with our system of Quick-Fit spacers permitting easy adjustment of bar height and quick disassembly should you wish to travel with your KOKO.
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