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 love to climb, because we also love to descend. The two polar opposites are not exclusive, since when there is a climb, there is always the prospect of a thrilling descent that makes the suffering all the more meaningful.
The HURU has been design from the ground up, with a highly engineered silhouette resulting in a stiff and light-footed frame, a laterally stiff yet compliant fork and a lightweight two-bolt TUMU seat post ensures the whole package tips the scales just where we want it- a synergy of form and function.
The geometry is borrowed from the speedy RERE with minor tweaks to ensure it has the climbing pedigree of a pro-level frame. Whilst the additional 0.5° of seat tube angle may seem marginal, the 73.5° angle matched to the 0mm setback post places you in a more efficient and comfortable position to tackle even the steepest cols.
Whilst svelteness was the key objective for the HURU, the PU moulding process, strategic use of T1000 Toray® carbon and directional 3K carbon in the head tube and bottom bracket ensures that the HURU is no slouch in the sprinting and carving department, cornering confidently like it's on rails.
Carbon: Toray T1000, T800 and 3K Directional Carbon
Frame 5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL
Fork 2 Sizes: XS, S (53mm offset) and M, L, XL (43mm offset)
Frame Weight: 789g (Rim) Size M +/- 3%
Fork: 379g (Rim) Uncut +/- 3%
Seatpost: Reversible Seatpost 219g +/- 3%
Stem: Not included
Headset: CHAPTER2 1-1/8
BB: Press Fit BB86.5
Electronic Shifting: SHIMANO Di2, SRAM eTAP and Campagnolo EPS compatible
Battery Type: Di2 SM-BTR-2 and EPS V3 Battery compatible
Tire Clearance: 28mm
Brake Type: Direct Mount Type
Safety Standard: EN ISO 4210:2014
UCI Accreditation: UCI Approved
About The Brand
CHAPTER2 is a new performance road bike brand, designed in New Zealand by Mike Pryde. The quest to create something unique follows a road less travelled. At CHAPTER2 it begins with the perfect frame before handing it over to you to put all the pieces in place.
The design and development of CHAPTER2’s first offering took over 2 years of design and engineering from concept to realisation. Mike is meticulous with his designs and quality control to ensure that his creations matched his stringent performance and quality standards and this is reflected in the introduction of the TERE. This is where the story of CHAPTER2 really starts.