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The Lightest Integrated Aero Cockpit

In making the KRU K-Class Super Compact Cockpit we’ve focused on creating a stiff but also light product. So the big question is: how light?

During our research and development, we have collected a lot of information and compared the KRU K-Class Cockpit against available market offerings, including 10 of the most famous brands.

Results
Here are the results!

Best Integrated Aero Cockpit Handlebars+Stem Compared – KRU Cycling is the lightest

We are happy to say that the KRU K-Class Cockpit is by far the lightest integrated aero cockpit on the market.

With only 348 grams at size 42cm/100mm, the KRU K-Class Cockpit is about 50 grams and 13% lighter than the average.

Stiffness and the importance of Cable Housing Technology
The next question is typically one around stiffness. Unfortunately, comparable stiffness to weight ratio data isn’t widely available.
In this case we can focus on what makes the K-Class Cockpit different. We made a light product without making any compromise in terms of stiffness. In fact, we are confident the KRU Cockpit offers the best stiffness-to-weight ratio on the market.

The reason for this is the KRUCH patented technology. This is important because the traditional way of doing internal cable housing requires patching pieces of carbon together or drilling holes. As you can imagine, the traditional way doesn’t produce a very stiff structure but one with a lot of risk for failure.

Instead, KRUCH (KRU Cable Housing) is made of an internal groove with rubber covers. This makes a very solid structure (the cockpit is a true single piece monocoque) and light (we actually need to use less material).

Methodology
We are all for transparency so we’d like to spend some time to talk about methodology.
We have used manufacturer’s-provided weight information from their official websites.
We have also indicated the size of that weight whenever the manufacturer provided it. The most common size used has been the 42cm width (center-to-center) and 100mm stem length so that’s the one we are indicating for our product.
In terms of product selection, we have included only comparable products: aero cockpits (stem and handlebar in a single piece) with internal cable routing.
We have also focused on cockpits that can be currently purchased on the aftermarket. For this reason we have excluded products that have been announced but aren’t actually available, that have been on the market but have been withdrawn, and products that can only be purchased as part of a bicycle – because there isn’t enough public information available on them.

2018 KRU WHEELS and COMPONENTS

We’re happy to announce KRU’s newest Catalogues for wheels and components.

If you are attending Eurobike 2018 or the Cosmo bike Show 2018 you’ll have a chance to see our products there.

Otherwise, you can get a sneak preview on publication site Issuu through which you can browse them from the comfort of your own computer.

You will find:

  • Our full line-up of wheels and components
  • Description of the core KRU ‘K-Elements’ Technologies
  • Detailed information on each product

You will not find any of the newest prototypes we’ll show at the Trade Show. For those, you’ll have to visit us there!

Click inside one of the frames below to watch in fullscreen mode.

WHEELS

COMPONENTS

Enjoy your read!

(If you would rather download a pdf, visit the downloads section of our site where we’ll upload them soon.)

Cosmo Bike show

Cosmo bike show 2016

Come to discover our ‘K’ elements in Verona, Italy at the Cosmo Bike Show!

You will find our wheels, accessories and components. From Friday 16 September to Monday 19 September.

BOOTH: B7-3

A preview of the new KRU components at Eurobike

Eurobike is next week! We’ll be presenting our new components including lightweight aero handlebars, aero cockpit, ultra-light handlebar, stem and more.

You’re invited to see them in person at our stand B1-408!

If you would like to have a preview, read our components brochure to have a taste of what we’ll be presenting at Eurobike Show 2016.

Also, be the first to know about our new product releases, by signing up for our newsletter (newsletter archive).

TAIPEI CYCLE SHOW 2016