HANDCRAFTED IN ZURICH
I can't explain it either...
Maybe it was a happy coincidence that the bike turned out like this. I just tried something, thought differently than usual, distanced myself from the usual trends, asked myself: what do you really want?
Flex versus stiffness
The longer I deal with the topic of optimal stiffness for road bikes and gravel bikes, the more I am convinced that too stiff makes the bike slow.
Especially in the all-road area, where the road surface and the type of driving are constantly changing, high lateral flex in the bottom bracket area is decisive for the driving feeling.
The ZURIGO was engineered to really feel that flex and make the bike feel fast and light.
Of course there are areas where flex has a negative effect. The bike should be able to absorb the forces of the disc brakes well in the lower head tube area, so that the bike feels stable even during hard braking manoeuvres.
combined will Components of innovative Small companies, steel tubes with the right flex properties and a wafer-thin CERAKOTE ceramic coating that is so light as a feather that it is amazing that it still remains so incredibly resistant.
3 in 1
Multiple functions in one.
The low seat stays bring more flex to the rear triangle.
The seat clamp sleeve prevents excessive distortion of the seat tube when soldering.
The lowered section of the seat tube brings more flex to the seat post and thus more comfort.
The problem with small frame sizes is that you have to make compromises everywhere. With large 29" wheels, the shoes arrive in tight corners. To prevent this from happening, the steering angle is made so flat that itlike a touring bikefeels and if small wheels are still installed on such a bike, the pedals hit the ground when pedaling in the curve.
Solution: The small frame sizes are designed for 27.5" wheel sizes.
Raw and honest!
No fillet brazing.
Every brazing connection is always made in first try. It has now taken me a number of years and meters of brazing to bring my brazing skills to this level. I think the craftsmanship should remain visible with a custom frame like the ZURIGO.
All ZURIGOS are protected against corrosion with a wafer-thin 0.025mm CERAKOTE coating. CERAKOTE is baked in the oven and is very durable. Due to the high material density, it optimally protects the steel frame against corrosion.
There are 5 standard colors available. Other colors from the CERAKOTE H series can be ordered for an additional charge of CHF 180.
The geometry of the ZURIGO was adapted to the tire size so that all sizes of the ZURIGO are similar in terms of handling. For example, the bottom bracket height is set higher on the smaller frames than on the larger ones.
Of course you can still make your wishes in the following areas:
Bottle holder eyelets (number and position)
Choice of graphics
Color selection based on CERAKOTE color fans
Stem length (determined in conversation and based on your height)
Fork design (with or without eyelets or headlight mount - we will find the right fork - set price will be adjusted accordingly)
I will also incorporate the desired saddle elevation into the design
The frame set with frame, fork, headset and stem forms the basis of the ZURIGOS. It can Can be built individually. For those who don't want to worry about getting individual parts, there is the ZURIGO COMPLETAMENTE. Put together with components from innovative brands such as BEAST COMPONENTS or BJÖRN CYCLES and the Campagnolo EKAR group, it should feel perfectly balanced.
starts from 5000.-
Each ZURIGO is put together individually according to your needs.
Here is a suggestion on how to put a ZURIGO together. I drive this model myself and am very satisfied with the choice of components.
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RENE HERSE tires in the desired design
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8.3kg for size ML