Krypton GF

This is no run-of-the-mill endurance bike. Engineered for maximum performance, with no sacrifice in comfort, the Krypton GF is made for the most demanding rides whatever the road surface. It is ideal for Gran Fondos, allowing riders tackle formidable climbs, vertiginous descents, and everything in between. They are perfectly suited for discerning cyclists who seek a performance bike without the comfort sacrifices of pure race geometry.

NEW ENDURANCE GEOMETRY

We didn’t simply change the existing race geometry for this new line, instead, we carried over key aspects and constructed something completely unique.

ENDURANCE SPECIFIC FORK DESIGN

Radical shape optimized for best balance of vibration absorption and control

TOPOLOGICAL COMPLIANCE SYSTEM

Frame and fork concept that offers exceptional vertical compliance and reacts positively to road-induced vibrations while remaining impervious to lateral movement, thus ensuring maximum pedaling efficiency for optimal performance.

AERODYNAMICS

Aerodynamically efficient frame and fork designs for better performance and riding pleasure.

Available end 2017 - early 2018!

When designing both the Krypton CS and GF, we needed to expand our definition of comfort. With this in mind, we developed new tools to help us separate marketing gimmicks from truly innovative technology in frame design. Using virtual tools, we tested hundreds of theories that were later validated through new control methods which in turn helped benchmark the competition. The result of all this work: bikes providing unparalleled comfort with no compromise in performance.
Martin Faubert, R&D Director

Highlights

MODULAR CONSOLE

A clean cable routing system perfectly integrated in the downtube, keeps the Krypton GF compatible with all modern transmissions and hides the Di2 junction box in the frame.

3DPLUS SYSTEM

An essential characteristic of the new frame design. All the handling and stiffness benefits of the original 3D system in a streamlined package that merges seamlessly with the frame. Three different cap options (0 mm, 15 mm and 30 mm) for maximum height adjustability.

TDS-C RACE MONOCOQUE SEATPOST

Engineered for more compliance and comfort. Reversible head for better fit adjustments.

UP TO 32 MM TIRE CLEARANCE

For more tire choices, no matter the road surface or riding style.

INLAID CHAINSUCK GUARD AND CHAIN CATCHER

Because, sometimes s!$# happens. The chain catcher comes in two lengths to accommodate different chainring sizes

FLAT MOUNT DISC BRAKES

Standard version for 140 and 160 mm rotors.

12 MM THRU-AXLES

Made for Argon 18 by Dt-Swiss

RIVETED FRONT DERAILLEUR HANGER

Stiff and light

INNOVATIVE SNAP-IN BB CABLE GUIDE

Same technology used on Gallium Pro disc and Gallium Pro: light, efficient, and easy to install

OPTIONAL DIRECT MOUNT REAR DERAILLEUR HANGER

For optimal installation of Shimano’s new generation of direct mount style rear derailleurs.

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      Pour concevoir les Kryptons CS et GF, il nous fallait repousser les limites de la connaissance et du savoir-faire liés au confort. Nous avons donc développé des outils nous permettant une caractérisation fine du confort de façon à séparer ce qui fonctionne vraiment des gadgets de marketing. À l’aide d’outils virtuels, nous avons testé des centaines d’hypothèses qui furent par la suite validées grâce à de nouvelles méthodes de contrôle nous permettant également de référencer la concurrence. Le résultat de tout ce travail : des vélos au confort inégalé sans compromis de performance.

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