In order to widen our fit options, we went back to the drawing board and rethought our integrated headset spacer system. We’ve increased the size of the integrated spacer which when removed will allow most factory and aftermarket stems to fit neatly into the cut out for a supreme aerodynamic advantage and aggressive fit. We realized an aggressive fit isn’t for everyone, so we designed two spacers that integrate with the frame at 7mm and 15mm. We understand that fit is key for performance. With our integrated design riders of all fit preferences can enjoy the benefits of enhanced aerodynamics.
Our redesigned KammFoil downtube tapers from an abbreviated airfoil shape to a wider, Kamm tail shape that provides better torsional stiffness yet outperforms in a variety of real world wind conditions. Traditional aero bikes utilize teardrop tube shapes which are the limiting factors of these designs when it comes to ride quality and handling. It’s difficult to produce a torsionally stiff teardrop tube that can handle huge power output while retaining the natural vibration dampening properties of carbon fiber. Our KammFoil shape features a wider, rounder profile on it’s leading edge that starts as a streamlined airfoil profile that tapers to a wider, abbreviated Kamm tail contour that is not only stiffer and stronger but it’s more aerodynamic against a wider range of yaw angles.
WIDE BRACING FORK
Our new Wide Bracing Fork design was a trick borrowed from Formula One. This design separates the fork blades further from the wheel, allowing them to react independently to each other when influenced by wind forces. This allows each fork blade and the wheel itself to virtually perform in an aerodynamic vacuum resulting in decreased drag where it matters most - at the front. A welcome side-effect of the Wide Bracing Fork design is that it widens the stance of the front end, creating a triangulation effect that reinforces the front end of the bike for supreme stability and handling precision.
We even rethought our rear stays, combining the benefits of a flat stay for comfort and a bullet shaped leading edge for even further aerodynamics!
The Kampionne weighs in at a scant 950g thanks to our implementation of a precise layup schedule that utilizes the high tensile strength and feather weight of Torayca T800 ultra-high modulus carbon fiber combined with their venerable, versatile T700 high modulus carbon in key areas for increased strength and durability. Our use of the T800 material allowed us to increase torsional stiffness for even better handling precision and pedaling efficiency. By reducing torsional flex the bike reacts instantaneously to rider input. Resulting in an aero bicycle that is insanely light and boldy stiff for it’s category.
|Headset||Integrated 1-1/8" to 1-1/2"|
Comfortable & Predictable Review by Colin
I have ridden this bike for a couple of months now and am so happy with every aspect of the bike. The first thing that you notice is that it is stiff enough to transfer all of the power from the pedals without any flex, but over rough road the frame really excels and shows how comfortable it can be while being stiff. Turning at a high speed is also great, its very predictable you know exactly where it is going to go and holds the line perfectly. The last thing that I notice is how aero the frame is, the wider fork and air foil tubing really helps this bike hold a high speed with a smaller effort than my last bike. I am so happy that I am riding this bike now (Posted on 7/20/17)
Love How This Bike Handles! Review by Dillon Fowler
I have ridden so many frames over the last 5 years of racing I have lost count, the Kampionne is truly one to remember. During crits handling is everything and that is one thing the Kampionne performs well at. If you want a bike that can rail a corner at 35 mph and know it can hold a line, then the Kampionne is for you. I have been super impressed from the day I opened the box and I continue to look forward to everyday I get to ride this beast. It's going to be a dream to ride this bike where it all began, in the back country of Toronto. Many large bicycle companies don't take the time to appreciate the athletes that ride their bike but KindHuman goes above a beyond. (Posted on 7/18/17)
Most versitle Road bike ever Review by Phil
I have had my Kampionne for a little over a year now and just ticked over 14,000 miles. This bike literally does it all. My favorite terrain is anything that goes uphill and for me this bike does that perfectly. Every pedal stroke seems to drive the bike forward on any grade. The feel and power transfer feel to me feel much better than any other bike I have owned including some very price large brand options. One you have reached the top the bike is just as good descending back down. The cornering feel is perfect and I have gained a lot of descending confidence that I used to lack because of the responsiveness and feel of the bike. I also have ridden the bike in long breakaways and in crits and it transitions to every area perfectly. I even take the bike on gravel roads pretty regularly and it performs just as well there.
The other thing that I really like about the Kampionne is that I was able to get the exact right fit from this bike. I have struggled in the past to find a bike that had the adjustability I was looking for. Well I have ended my search. I just wish I would have found this bike sooner!!
And lastly this has to be the best looking bike ever!! I get complimented on just the aesthetics of the bike all the time. And I think it is probably the sexiest road bike available anywhere. (Posted on 7/18/17)
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