Can you OD from OD green? I can’t and at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic, there was a lot of olive drab green bikes, one of which I wanted to spend a little more time documenting because it was from two brands taking on the all-road market. Chapter2 is based out of New Zealand, spearheaded by Mike Pryde. They pride themselves in many of the roadie mantras with “light, fast, responsive” in their tagline, yet the Chapter2 AO looks to add a couple more to that list. If I were to expand on the light, fast, responsive, line, I’d add in versatility and compatibility to that list.
There’s something special that happens when an apparal brand’s aesthetic meshes seamlessly with a bicycle manufacturer. Ornot teamed up with Chapter2, a New Zealand-based company to do just that with their limited Mega Matching Capsule, dubbed the Gray Ties. With matching apparel, a specially designed TERE disc road frame open for 2-week pre-order window.
The kit includes a Chapter2 frame, fork, seat post, stem, thru axle, headset, with ORNOT jersey, bibs, bottles, socks, bar bag and macgyver. Limited to 100 frames worldwide. All bikes in this photo shoot were built around 30mm tires and have been endlessly praised for compliance, handling, and overall good looks.
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