Delivery: October 2022
We are honoured and privileged to kick off our Artist Edition Collection with Caitlin Fielder. A natural fit for CHAPTER2. She is the embodiment of our key values: Art, Cycling, and New Zealand. Beyond this, Caitlin is a wonderful artist, adding a multi-faceted dimension to her vision.
A deep-rooted love for New Zealand connects Caitlin and CHAPTER2 at the core. Through this collaboration we pay tribute to our roots, using the symbol of the native silver fern. Caitlin sourced real ferns in the Abel Tasman National Park, cutting them out and applying them to a 3-dimensional collage on the frameset.
Only 50 will be made available worldwide with each frameset coming with a personalized signed certificate of authentication (not NFT – good old fashion paper), and gold detailed matching thru-axles, top cap, and carbon bottle cages.
(verb) To Be Victorious
2-½ years in development with every detail carefully considered and meticulously executed, the TOA is the culmination of all the CHAPTER2 frames that have come before it. TOA which means “to be victorious, win” in Maori delivers an all-out, no-compromise carbon fibre race-ready frame platform designed, engineered, and manufactured to the most exacting standards.
Inspired by the TERE’s Performance All-Road DNA and the AO’s versatility, the TOA has all its cables/hoses tucked away from sight and the wind, creating an aerodynamically seamless transition between the MANA Bar and the TOA’s Kamm-Tail chassis.
Sporting a T47 Bottom Bracket for easy maintenance, the aluminium BB Shell works in unison with the high-tensile carbon carefully laid into the BB area to increase stiffness by up to 8% over the TERE. Additionally, the use of a Latex mandrel for the whole front triangle has increased the Headtube stiffness by 34% over the TERE for that out of the saddle and power to the pedals moment. Features such as up to 32mm of tire clearance, vibration dampening seatstays and seatpost makes for a package that ticks all the right boxes. Further enhacements can be unlocked with our optional MANA Bar which completes the TOA platform.
Each TOA 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 TOA 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 TOA 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 TOA.
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