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Scapin Kalibra | 2017

Italian bike maker Scapin is back on the road with an all new bike – the Kalibra Disc. The Verona bicycle manufacturer invests with no expenses spared into research & design; resulting in Scapin producing market leading frame technology for the cycle industry. The Scapin Kalibra recently won a design award at the revered CosmoBike show for 'the quality of its design'.

Scapin Kalibra | What do Scapin Say?

Italian bike brand Scapin, founded in 1957 by Stefano Scapin and one of the most revered brands in Italian cycling. The all-new Kalbibra Disc was winner of the 2016 Cosmobike Award for the “quality of its design.” Vittoria Fontana, co-owner of the family owner company said “We are extremely proud of this award, which adds to the Compasso d’Oro we won for the Scapin Rudolf bike,”.

The Scapin Kalibra strikes with its sleek streamlined design which in its minimal elegance is true to the purest of Scapin’s DNA. In the front of the frame the head tube joint, which was designed to react to strong vibrations from the front end, rests elegantly on top of the fork which has a specifically designed shape and materials, with the left stay having a larger cross-section to resist stress transmitted by the disc brakes.

Aerodynamic shapes (the head tube is droplet shaped, the aero seat post has concealed fastening, as does the seat tube which also has a rear cut-out to minimise turbulence in the wheel arch) guarantee excellent performance under windy conditions. While characterized by a very stable and safe front end, the rear vertical stays are slim and flat in order to favour resistance to flexion on the longitudinal axe and to reduce torsions. Its particular configuration with the distinctive seat tube joint guarantees reactivity, sprint power and great stability which is reinforced by its front and rear thru axles that have a diameter of 12 mm.

Scapin Kalibra | How to custom build?

The Kalibra as with previous Scapin models is completely customisable. You can either purchase the frameset at £2656 to build your own dream Scapin or pop into the shop to speak about your ideal build from £3053. If you would like to find out about availability and options prior to traveling you can email ash@northernride.com or call us on 01653 699070.

Once you have decided on your ideal build you can select your required frame size and a complimentary Bike Fit will be given upon collection. If you prefer help with your sizing you can book a session by contacting ash@northernride.com to identify the most suitable size.

Scapin Kalibra | What colour for me?

Each complete build comes as standard in the matt black finish (colour code KA740). There is an optional upcharge of £495 to red/black (colour code KA732) and green/black (colour code KA737), each option is hand painted in Italy proving you with a quality finish, superior to anything mass produced.

Scapin Kalibra | Technology

AEROSHAPE | DESIGNED BY THE WIND

Kalibra presents a clean and elegant design with particular features, like the massive head tube joint, the fork with both strong and aerodynamic blades sections, and the unique clamping system of the seat post. The project has taken into consideration the major stress points in order to create a light and aerodynamic frame that can guarantee maximum performances to every bike enthusiast.


RACING CONCEPT | GEOMETRIES STUDIED FOR RACING

Geometries studied for race competitions: aggressive driving, to face any route, but always with the right mix of comfort, reactivity and sprint. R&D Scapin has not adopted an already existing design but started from scratch in designing their geometries, in order to reach the best possible and most adequate solution for the new disc brake system.


REAR SYSTEM | THE PLEASURE OF DRIVING

Geometries studied for race competitions: aggressive driving, to face any route, but always with the right mix of comfort, reactivity and sprint. R&D Scapin has not adopted an already existing design but started from scratch in designing their geometries, in order to reach the best possible and most adequate solution for the new disc brake system.


ASYMMETRIC BRAKE SYSTEM | CONTROLED AND STABLE BRAKING

The asymmetrical sections and the carefully studied materials applied to the two sides of the frame have the aim to optimize braking and to compensate for the forces generated by the disc brakes. The thru axle of 12 mm diameter in the front and the rear, create a compact set. This guarantees an exceptional response of the frame which remains stable even in case of abrupt and sudden braking. The disc brake Flat Mount system offers improved alignment, more elegant looks, and improved heat dissipation thanks to the Ice Technology discs.


INTEGRATED SEAT-CLAMP
| A PRACTICAL AND ELEGANT SOLUTION

Kalibra adopts an exclusive integrated clamping system for the seat post. This solution allows for a maximally clean look and easy use.