HURU means “feather“ or “rising“ in Maori, and that's exactly what its intended purpose is – lightness for those who love to climb, but designed with a healthy dose of agility to let you rise above the competition. Weight, or lack thereof, has been the holy grail of bicycle design since the beginning, with the often misguided belief that less grams alone will make a frame perform better. Low weight is only one of the complex ingredients in the art of frame design. Without careful consideration for a balanced geometry and stiffness, even the lightest bike can turn a beautiful climb into an anti-climatic experience.
We know that your bike is an extension of your lifestyle, as it is ours. And we know how important it is to have bragging rights to the coolest looking kit on your local bunch ride/race. CHAPTER2 bikes come in two different collections.
The ESSENTIAL Collection is the tried and tested but still uniquely CHAPTER2 Matt & Gloss Black. The LIMITED Edition changes every 6-8 months and is produced in limited quantities only.
Once sold out The LIMITED Edition design, will never be produced again. This gives you the opportunity to own a unique design statement and stand out from the crowd.
Whilst the TERE has been designed to be an all round performer, no short cuts have been taken to ensure that it is also aerodynamic without the inherent penalties of a pure aero road frame, such as excess weight and harsh ride quality. The fork crown has been seamlessly sculpted to the kamm-tail and ribbed head tube to increase the overall stiffness and aerodynamics.
The whole package is finished off with a compliant carbon seatpost, aerodynamically integrated seatclamp, internal cabling and a matching stem and headset to create an elegant yet exhilarating ride.
PAEMAUNGA - MOUNTAIN RANGE
At 2,797m above sea level Mt. Ruapehu’s Tahurangi Peak is the highest point on New Zealand’s rustic North Island. Located at the Southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone with an active crater nestled between 3 major peaks, the majestic Tahurangi imposes itself on its surrounding landscape.
Accessible via Okahune Mountain Road which rises from Okahune at 600m to Turou ski fields at 1,600m via a 17km road at average gradient of 6% and maxing out at 15% it can surely challenge any brave mind, body or soul. With recorded eruptions at Mt. Ruapehu as recently as 2007, it is New Zealand’s only Hors Catégorie (beyond categorisation) climb.
The appropriately named HURU (feather and rising in Maori) is CHAPTER2’s definitive climbing frame, designed and manufactured with exacting precision.
Mount Ruapehu’s contours adorn the HURU’s distinctly engineered silhouette, celebrating its svelte 790g climbing credentials across CHAPTER2’s Essential Collection, Limited and Team Edition frames.
Where will the HURU take you?