The reasonably priced 8bar Kronprinz highway bike is formally 10 years previous this spring, and to have fun their unique reasonably priced aluminum highway bike, it will get a totally fashionable v3 overhaul. With confirmed snappy dealing with, full cable integration, balanced stiffness, and fashionable 32mm tire clearance, this reasonably priced alloy disc brake highway bike will rival many way more costly carbon bikes with its glossy attractiveness…
8bar Kronprinz Aluminum v3 reasonably priced built-in highway bike
The large new factor for the aluminum Kronprinz is after all the glossy styling of totally built-in cable routing. Making it look nearly precisely just like the Kronprinz Carbon that 8bar overhauled final winter. You may choose from utterly hidden cables for those who get 8bar’s Extremely Carbon stem and Extremely Carbon bar, or different aftermarket internally routed cockpits for those who construct it up your self. Or you possibly can go for typical routing that turns into semi-internal by directing cable into the non-obligatory headset’s high cap. Simply keep in mind to be good to your bicycle mechanic who has to take care of it.
As at all times, the brand new Kronprinz Aluminum is very customizable with 8bar’s on-line bike builder software. That usually makes it much more reasonably priced for cyclists trying to step up from their present journey, however reusing a few of their favourite elements.
What else is new?
The alloy Kronprinz is 8bar’s longest working geared highway bike, developed to make lengthy, quick rides extra reasonably priced and accessible. However the 6-year-old Kronprinz Aluminum v2 nonetheless featured rim brakes, so this new disc brake 8bar Kronprinz Aluminum v3 packs in numerous new tips.
It even sheds about 150g off the body vs. that rim brake iteration. And it now provides you larger tire clearance, as much as 32mm tires.
The brand new 8bar Kronprinz Aluminum v3 body is welded from light-weight triple-butted 6061 aero-shaped alloy tubing. 8bar claims a body weight of 1500g, plus 300g for the carbon fork.
The brand new bike routes all cables by its IS 52/40 tapered headset. It’s constructed for digital groupsets solely, with no cable guides for mechanical shift cables. Nevertheless it does after all embrace inside routing paths for wired & semi-wireless groupsets. You may run a 1x (max 46T) or 2x (max 53/39T) digital drivetrain. (The most recent Kronprinz Carbon is totally inside too, however can run a mechanical 1x.)
The bike options 12mm thru-axles, flat mount disc brakes (160mm entrance, 140mm rear), a 27.2mm seatpost, a BSA threaded backside bracket, and a couple of normal bottle cages however no rack or fender mounts. It has a max 700 x 32mm tire clearance, and is available in 4 inventory sizes (S-XL).
8bar Kronprinz Aluminum v3 – Pricing, choices & availability
Newly replace Kronprinz framesets begin from ~1110€ for the aluminum v3 body in a cultured uncooked end. That features its full carbon fork, and the headset you want in your most well-liked inside routing possibility. This team-edition 8bar Membership paintjob provides an additional 60€. Or if you need a one-off coloration, 8bar will paint up your new Kronprinz Aluminum v3 body in any RAL coloration for 205€ additional or customized Prismatic coloration for 305€ over the bottom uncooked body.
Loads of full bike builds are additionally potential, ranging from round 3150€ with a SRAM AXS 2×12 groupset.
Curiously, that value is for both Pressure or Rival. That means you need to act quick to get the nicer groupsets for a similar value, earlier than 8bar runs out of inventory.