Shop Talk is a regular feature in which we take you through the technical characteristics of our bikes much the same way a shop owner might, should you visit one of our authorized dealers, with a few extra details you can only get here in Milan!
This week’s “Shop Talk” #4 is about the King Zydeco, our go-fast-everywhere monocoque carbon fiber frame.
A pioneer of the european gravel riding movement, the king zydeco is a go-fast-everywhere monocoque carbon fiber frame, perfect for competitive gravel riding and fast touring/endurance racing.
The engineering heart of the frame lies in the mould’s transition between top tube and seat stays, specifically developed with a continuous section, to allow for fibers to be continuously aligned allowing for significant weight reduction, optimization of the lay up and above all superior distribution of vibration arriving from the rear wheel, allowing the majority of loads, to bypass the seatpost.
Working in tandem with the oversized tube sections of the down and head tube a “double response system” of finely tuned stiffness and compliance is created.
The emotional heart of the frame lies in exploring new attitudes and emotions on adventures you didn’t previously think were possible!
Full carbon frame and fork
Performance gravel geometry
Tyre clearance up to 700x47c or 650x2.1”
Adaptive geometry thanks to dual rake Columbus fork (52mm-47mm)
Double response stiffness/compliance frame design for best off-road riding experience
Downtube kevlar shield frame protection
Bike packing ready rivet system
Electronic groupsets ready
Internal cable routing
SIZES: S (48) - M (51) - L (53) - XL (55)
MATERIAL: Columbus Carbon Monocoque
HEADSET: IS 42/28,6 | IS 52/40 Columbus Compass 1-1/2” (Included)
SEATPOST: Ø 27,2 mm
SEAT CLAMP: Ø 31,8 mm (Included)
BB SHELL: BB386EVO 86,5 x 46 mm
DERAILLEUR: Clamp Ø 31,8 mm
ROUTING: Internal - Di2/EPS Compatible
COLOR: Gumbo / Jambalaya
TYRE CLEAR.: up to 700x47 C / 27,5x2.1 inc
FORK: Columbus Futura Cross 1-1/8” - 1-1/2” Carbon Monoc.
WEIGHT: Frame 1000 g. (size M) Fork 550 g. (uncut)
BRAKE: Flat Mount Disc Brake, rotor size up to 160 mm
DROPOUTS ST: Rear TA Ø 12x142mm - M12x165 / Front TA Ø 12x100mm - M12x132
HIGHLIGHTS: Extra Hanger / Di2 - EPS Cable Insert / Ft. & Re. Skewers