KTM’S ALL-NEW CARBON FIBER BIKES: The Bikes That KTM Refuses To Bring To America; You Gotta See These Bikes

April 1, 2009
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KTM’S ALL-NEW CARBON FIBER BIKES:
YOU GOTTA SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN ORANGE

Oh, did you think we meant that KTM was planning on building a carbon fiber motorcycle? Sorry. We meant the Euro-only brand of KTM road racing, mountain biking, downhill and city bicycles. This is one of those stories that make people angry because its not about motorcycles–just a motorcycle company.

Although KTM motorcycles and KTM Bikes are separate, stand-alone entities, they are of course both KTM’s (and both come from the original Mattighofen, Austria, factory).

KTM has been building bicycles for decades (Jody rode a KTM bicycle at the KTM factory during a visit in the early 1980s). Today, KTM sells over 130,000 bicycles a year (plus 13,000 kids bikes).

KTM bicycles are not sold in the USA.

For more info go to www.ktm-bike.at

SCORE PRESTIGE RACING MOUNTAIN BIKE

This is the top of the KTM mountain bike line. It features a Four-Link suspension, monocoque carbon fiber frame, Swiss DT XCR fork and shock, Shimano XTR group, Selle Italia Kit Carbonio Flow saddle and Eggbeater Ti clipless pedals. It weighs 9.6 kg

APHEX DOWNHILL BIKE

The Aphex downhill bike has a 6061 Aluminum frame with a four-bar linkage, sealed ball bearing, 1.5-inch head tube, Fox 40 RC2 fork, Fox DHX 5.0 shock, Shimano Saint group, Avid disc, Mavic Deemax UST wheels and Maxxis Minnion tires.

REVELATOR PRESTIGE ROAD RACE BIKE

ÿÿÿ The Revelator road racing bike uses a full carbon monocoque frame, Road Full carbon JS-1003 fork (with straight legs, carbon dropouts and carbon fork shaft with conic side). A Shimano 20-speed Dura Ace group powers Carbonsports Lightweight rims (with Mavic spokes).

CITY BLITZ E-BIKE

The KTM City Blitz is equipped with a hub gear system and single tube frame. The best feature of this bike is the Shimano 21-speed gear system that works in combination with the variable power Egstone motor. It has a claimed range of 29 miles, weighs 65 pounds and travels at 8.3 mph. The battery is 218.4 Wh, Nickel-Cadmium battery with a four-hour charge time.


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