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CHAPTER2 - AO - tūhua (GLOSS BLACK)

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AO - Tūhua (Gloss Black)
Meaning "Earth" in Māori 

The AO has been specially designed to excel in variable conditions. With 42mm tire clearance when running 700C wheels and the ability to accept 650B wheels at 47mm tire clearance, the AO can be fitted with 5 water bottles, a dropper post, panniers and mudguards making it an adventurer’s perfect multi-tool.

WHAT YOU GET 

Frame
Fork
Stem
C2 fork expansion bolt
Headset
Headset spacer kit
Seatpost
Thru Axles

DELIVERY TIMEFRAME

Your frameset will be shipped directly to you from Chapter2's warehouse facility in Hong Kong via DHL, with Wide Open handling all aspects of the delivery process. All prices include shipping costs. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery from the time of placing your order.

   

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CHAPTER2 - AO - tūhua (GLOSS BLACK)

ABOUT THE FRAME 

Adventure! We all love it, we all seek it, but it can mean different things to different people. The AO is the Swiss Army knife of the Gravel genre, so you've always got the right tool for the job at hand. AO means “Earth” in te reo Māori, and New Zealand’s rugged landscape became the brief in developing one of the most versatile Gravel frames in the market.

Each year hundreds of adventurers embark on the Tour of Aotearoa, a 3,000km race from the tip of the North Island to the southernmost part of the South Island. Along the way, competitors will traverse some of the most spectacular and rough roads and terrain.

The AO has been specially designed to excel in variable conditions. With 42mm tire clearance when running 700C wheels and the ability to accept 650B wheels at 47mm tire clearance, the AO can be fitted with 5 water bottles, a dropper post, panniers and mudguards making it an adventurer’s perfect multi-tool.

Whether you are racing fast gravel events or long distance brevets, the AO’s ability to adjust its rear centre by up to 15mm will let you tune its agility levels to suit your every need and desire, including running road tires for that one-bike-does-it-all quiver killer.

MODEL BENEFITS 

Versatility: Designed for Gravel Racing & Adventure Riding
Adjustable Rear Centre: Adjustable Steering Agility
Tire Clearance: Up to 42mm (700C) & 47mm (650B) Tire Clearance
Wheel Options: Compatible with 700C & 650B Wheels
Pannier & Mudguard Mounts: Tackle All Conditions & Travel Requirements
5-Bottle Cage Mounts: For Carrying Extra Bottles & other Accessories
31.6mm Seatpost Size: Industry Standard for Optional Dropper Post
Bento Box Mount on Top Tube: Extra Storage Space
1X Option: Compatible with 1X Set-Up
Frameset Only: Bespoke & Personal
Limited Edition: Exclusivity

 View the Ao Lookbook → 

2022 Ao Geometry

Chapter2 Architecture Ao

TORQUE SPECS 

Saddle Rail: 6-8Nm
Seatclamp: 5-6Nm
Stem (Steerer): 6Nm
Stem (Handlebar): 6Nm
Rear Derailleur Hanger: 2Nm
BB Cable Guide Cover: 1Nm
Thru-Axle: 10Nm
Water Bottle Cage Bolts: 3Nm


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WITH A BOUTIQUE BIKE SPIRIT.

CHAPTER2 is an exclusive brand with a boutique spirit, crafting framesets for discerning individuals who believe the process of creating a personal statement is as important as building their dream bike.

At the heart of CHAPTER2, we find the extraordinary and diverse nature of New Zealand sculpted in each frame design. This earth is inhabited by 1,000 years of Māori heritage known for its legendary warrior spirit, which is our soul, our inspiration, our why. CHAPTER2 bikes use Japanese-made Toray® carbon fibre exclusively and have all been fully tested at Auckland University’s Wind Tunnel, the same facility where Emirates Team NZ (America’s Cup) does their testing.


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