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8bar integrates reasonably priced Kronprinz Carbon street bike


For nearly a decade, 8bar’s Kronprinz street bike has been an reasonably priced choice for riders on the lookout for a fast, no-nonsense trip that received’t break the financial institution, however continues to be customizable. Now, a contemporary up to date Kronprinz Carbon is healthier than ever with absolutely inner cable routing, greater tire clearance, and a return to traditional seatpost setup. 8bar describes it as a timeless trendy street bike in a sea of look-alike ‘transferring spaceship’ aero bikes…

8bar Kronprinz Carbon reasonably priced built-in street bike

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, photo by Alexandre Gazquez, complete
c. 8bar, pictures by Alexandre Gazquez

The Kronprinz has all the time been 8bar’s reasonably priced street bike, opening extra cyclists as much as longer and sooner rides. It was their first departure from fixies and singlespeeds because the Berlin bike model broadened its horizons (and gearing) nearly 9 years in the past, and was additionally their first bike to get a full carbon frameset. Now, its newest disc brake version will get a contemporary and built-in overhaul after 5 years.

However whereas many trendy street bikes have gone down the complete aero and absolutely built-in avenue, 8bar has opted for a little bit of built-in simplicity of their improve – giving the bike inner routing whereas attempting to retain as a lot traditional seems and ease-of-use as doable.

What’s New?

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, photo by Alexandre Gazquez, integrated internal routing

Tech-wise, it’s the absolutely inner cable routing by means of the headset that makes essentially the most hanging distinction within the new bike’s profile. You’ll be able to debate the ups & downs of this model of routing (and we did with lots of our mechanic buddies, right here), however it’s undeniably right here to remain. The draw back after all is that it limits mechanical groupsets. 8bar says you’ll be able to construct it up with a mechanical 1x, however any construct with a entrance derailleur is electronic-shift-only.

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, photo by Alexandre Gazquez, riding

The brand new bike additionally provides extra tire clearance so as to add extra consolation and bleed over to a little bit of all-road functionality with room for as much as 32mm tires.

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, photo by Alexandre Gazquez, riding

It additionally goes again to a traditional seattube design with a hard-to-beat exterior clamp to safe a conventional spherical 27.2mm seatpost.

Tech particulars

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, complete bike detail

The roughly 1000g 8bar Kronprinz Carbon body contains a directional carbon layup and skinny flattened seatstays to spice up rider consolation with out dropping general effectivity. And it is available in 5 sizes (XS-XL).

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, geometry & sizes

It will get flat mount disc brakes (160mm entrance/140mm rear), 12mm thru-axles, and a pressfit BB86 backside bracket. As for cranksets, you’ll be able to mount a max 46T ring for 1x setups (45.5mm chainline) or as much as a 53/39T street double, and the entrance derailleur tab is detachable.

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, frameset details

The total carbon fork has a tapered steerer to suit inside a straight 1.5″ headset to permit the cables to enter the body by means of the higher headset cup. The bike will get two conventional units of bottle cage bolts, however no different mount for cages, racks, or fenders.

8bar Kronprinz Carbon – Pricing, choices & availability

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, frameset

Formally, most choices of 8bar’s new Kronprinz Carbon are on backorder, however what that basically means is you may get discounted bike in case you pre-order now. Framesets are being provided for 1500€ together with the headset, or 1870€ with a carbon bar & carbon stem for absolutely built-in inner routing. Full builds begin as little as 4072€ with a SRAM Rival eTap AXS 2x 12sp construct (with small & medium frames out there now).

8bar Kronprinz Carbon affordable integrated road bike, photo by Alexandre Gazquez, wheelie

Backordered framesets are anticipated to reach in mid-April 2023, and backordered full bikes from the primary of Could. Along with the usual black frameset, there may also be a “Purple Glitter” model when extra inventory arrives this spring.

For these on the lookout for a extra traditional trip, and much more reasonably priced too, the Kronprinz additionally has a metal model with framesets from simply 640€, and customizable full bike builds.

8bar-bikes.com



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