At CHAPTER2 we believe that cycling is one of the purest sports. Just you, your bike and a healthy appetite for adventure and suffering.
AO means “earth” in Maori. With the introduction of the AO we take you back to the essence of why you started cycling in the first place. Where you take it and how you ride it is all a matter of how you express yourself on a bike. Whether you are the gravel racing kind looking to put together a race inspired dream build or heading out with family and buddies for a journey cross country with panniers and ample bottles/cargo, the AO will suit your quest for speed, fun and adventure.
The dropped drive side chainstay and generously sized fork crown will allow you to make all those cool choices that matter for where you want to take the AO. The whole rig has been elegantly engineered to accept up to 47mm tires with 650B or 42mm with 700C, giving you numerous tire and wheel combos to suit each and every terrain you want to throw at the AO.
As with any new frame design project, the geometry is the foundation to an awesome ride. Using an extensive database of ergonomic data we were able to map out the ideal geometry that matches both the seasoned gravel racer and adventure seeker. The AO’s geometry has a linear stack and reach correlation from XS all the way to XL just like the human body.
Married to this balanced geometry is a beautiful form factor that elevates the whole experience, employing carefully selected Toray® T700 and T800 in specific locations throughout the frame and fork to achieve a ride quality that will add smiles to every hill you crest and every sand or gravel turn you throw the AO through.
With a frameset only offer, the AO offers endless choices for gear combos, whether you want 2X or 1X you make the call. With a 2X set-up you can fit up to a 50/34T chainring and if you are 1X minded, you can install up to 48T ring with or without the factory supplied chain guide so that you never have to worry about dropping the chain when hit that rugged terrain.
The whole package is finished off with a compliant 31.6mm carbon seatpost, a dropper post friendly external seatclamp, internal cabling and a matching stem and headset to create an elegant yet exhilarating ride.
All CHAPTER2 framesets (frame, forks, seatpost and other parts provided with frame at time of purchase) and MANA Bar and associated parts are covered under our global lifetime warranty program. Your warranty period begins from the time of purchase.
CHAPTER2 warrants that your frame, fork and/or seatpost and other parts supplied with the frame are free of any manufacturer’s defects and is only applicable to the original purchaser and may not be assigned.
This warranty only applies to CHAPTER2 products purchased from our website or from an authorised dealer or distributor.
This warranty commences from the date of purchase, is offered only to the original retail purchaser, and is not transferable.
Consumable parts/accessories such as hangers, cable stops, seatclamps, saddle clamps etc. are not covered under this warranty.
The paint and decals on your CHAPTER2 frame, fork and/or seatpost and other CHAPTER2 branded parts/accessories are only covered for period of 2 years from time of purchase.
The warranty excludes damage whilst the frame, fork and/or seatpost is being used on a stationary trainer.
Damage caused by abuse, misuse, improper assembly, rental, improper or insufficient maintenance, accident, impact, corrosion, use of aggressive cleaners, use with non-compatible components, improper repairs and wear and tear are not covered under this warranty.
We reserve full rights to replace defective frames, forks and/or seatpost with closest available match or a relevant successor model at our discretion or else carry out repairs to them. CHAPTER2 will not warrant any product that have been previously covered or replaced by CHAPTER2. A warranty product, in all circumstances, does not prolong the warranty period and/or initialize a new warranty period. These benefits constitute the Limited Warranty’s entire scope.
In order to avoid any bogus/fraudulent warranty claims we have put in place a purchaser pays for return for inspection policy. After our engineers have inspected the claim and provided that the claim is approved, we will pay for the repaired/replaced parts’ shipping cost and also reimburse your shipping cost upon receipt of proof of payment to a reputable courier or Speedpost service. If the claim is rejected, we will return your frame part at our cost.
Your CHAPTER2 frames, handlebars and associated parts have been designed to EN ISO 4210:2014 standard. Any misuse of your road bike, such as carrying additional passengers/children or loads, carrying luggage and attaching parts not specifically designed for the frame will void your warranty.
The cost of replacing other parts and/or components that do not bear the CHAPTER2 and/or C2 logos that may have been damaged or affected by the manufacturer's defect is not covered by this warranty. Additionally, the cost of labour and material associated with the replacement of the CHAPTER2 frameset and associated parts are not covered under this warranty.
The foregoing limited warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties of quality and performance, written, oral, or implied. All other warranties, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are hereby disclaimed. In no event shall CHAPTER2 be liable for special, indirect, incidental, consequential, statutory or exemplary damages, whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise including, without limitation, loss to property other than this product, loss of use of said product, or other property, or other economic losses. CHAPTER2 shall not be liable for contribution or indemnification, whatever the cause.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to particular customers. CHAPTER2’s obligations under any warranty shall be limited, to the greatest extent allowed by law, as provided in CHAPTER2 limited warranty. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may also have other rights, which vary from one jurisdiction to another.
All claims must be submitted directly to CHAPTER2 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be accompanied with the following information:
1/ Copy of the original receipt showing purchaser’s name, purchase date and serial number.
2/ Photograph clearly showing the serial number under the bottom bracket.
3/ 3-4 photographs showing the defective area.
4/ Photo of whole bike left and right side.
The above is minimum requirement. To ensure a quick resolution of any warranty claim, make sure you provide the requested information and please use a proper camera under good lighting conditions with high resolution.
Carbon: Toray® T700, T800 & 3K Directional Carbon.
Frame 5 Sizes: XS, S, M, L & XL
Fork 2 Sizes: XS, S, M (55mm offset) and L, XL (50mm offset)
Frame Weight: 1180 Size M +/- 3%
Fork: 479g Uncut +/- 3%
Seatpost: 249g +/- 3%
Stem: 80mm, 90mm, 100mm, 110mm and 120mm (+/-7°)
Headset: CHAPTER2 Tapered 1-1/8” – 1.5”
BB: BSA Threaded English
Electronic Shifting: SHIMANO® Di2, SRAM® eTAP & Campagnolo® EPS compatible
Battery Type: Di2 SM-BTR-2 and EPS V3 Battery compatible
Tire Clearance: 42mm (700c) & 47mm (650B)
Brake Type: Disc Only
Disc Thru-Axle Spec: Flat Mount FR 12x100mm, RR 12x142mm E-Thru M12x1.5mm
Safety Standard: EN ISO 4210:2014
Saddle Rail: 6-8Nm
Integrated Seatclamp: 5-6Nm
Stem (Steerer): 6Nm
Stem (Handlebar): 6Nm
Rear Derailleur Hanger: 2Nm
BB Cable Guide Cover: 1Nm
Water Bottle Cage Bolts: 3Nm
WHAT YOU GET
C2 fork expansion bolt
Headset spacer kit
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