8bar’s Kronprinz street bike is again with an all-new metal replace, pairing fashionable geometry & requirements with traditional supplies to create a quick, reasonably priced bike that may tackle all-day using on all-roads. The Berlin bike firm calls the brand new Kronprinz Metal v1 a “mild and agile” bike that mixes the very best traits of their metal city bikes with the race-focused origins of the unique Kronprinz.
8bar Kronprinz Metal v1 reasonably priced fashionable disc brake street bike
8bar first debuted their alloy Kronprinz seven years ago as a correct light-weight, reasonably priced street race bike to complement their core of city mounted gears. On the time their first geared bike, 8bar has since continued to evolve and innovate from metropolis using to gravel adventures – together with their simply up to date shape-shifting Mitte v3 gravel/all-road bike.
The Kronprinz has since gone by way of a number of aluminum, then carbon iterations, however that is its first likelihood to clean the experience in metal.
The brand new 8bar Kronprinz Metal street bike is welded from a customized double-butted chromoly metal tubeset – for what 8bar says is a mixture of a lightweight, snug experience with out actually sacrificing on dealing with stiffness.
The brand new metal bike will get 30mm tire clearance for versatility over any street, and fast confirmed fashionable street geometry in three inventory sizes (S-L).
The body options modular inner brake routing within the entrance triangle which continues exterior on the chainstay, and traditional exterior downtube & beneath the BB shift routing, or inner for digital groupsets.
It will get an ordinary BSA threaded backside bracket, traditional 27.2mm seatpost with exterior seat collar, a bolstered 44mm straight headtube to be used with a 1.5″ tapered headset, and 8bar’s customary tapered steerer, 45mm rake full-carbon street disc fork.
On the rear finish, replaceable alloy rear dropout inserts work with a 12mm thru-axle and replaceable derailleur hanger, plus flat mount 104 or 160mm disc brakes.
The metal body itself has a claimed weight of 2000g, plus one other 400g for the carbon fork
8bar Kronprinz Metal v1 – Pricing, choices & availability
The brand new 8bar Kronprinz Metal is offered as a body, frameset, in certainly one of two full bike builds, or versatile customizable completes. By itself, the Kronprinz Metal body sells for 600€ in matte silver of black, with customized colours doable for 200 Euros further.
It is usually obtainable as a frameset together with the 8bar Carbon Highway fork for 900€ complete, with both body choice obtainable for supply now.
The 2 customary builds embody the reasonably priced Shimano 105 mechanical choice for 2200€ with alloy wheels…
…or a premium wi-fi digital SRAM Power eTap AXS construct for 4100€ full with 8bar Extremely carbon wheels, each with 28mm Schwalbe One tires and each obtainable inside 2-3 weeks.
8bar’s on-line construct customizer additionally presents loads extra choices, however the pre-configured bikes promise “considerably shorter supply time than absolutely configurable fashions.” Get your new metal street bike shipped direct from 8bar or of their showroom in Berlin.