URSUS CYCLING introduces KODIAK wheelset, a Marathon and X-Cross product dedicated to the most demanding riders.
Kodiak is a 100% Made in Italy offload wheel, designed to meet the technical requirements of the most demanding riders, especially in terms of comfort and grip. The last add-on by Ursus mounts a lightweight full carbon 1K rim (570 g front wheel and 725 g rear wheel) which increases the wheel contact surface to the ground, guaranteeing superior comfort, grip and driving precision.
The rim design has been optimized for mounting latest generation of wide tires: the width of the inner channel has been increased in order to obtain two versions of 24 and 29 mm. From a structural point of view, these contribute to improve the couple rim tubeless/clincher even at lower pressures, avoiding unwanted deformations when bending, braking and in traction phase thanks to the Hookless profile. The crossed disposition adopted in Kodiak is designed to optimize the performance of the 28 spokes, providing lateral stiffness and radial absorption of stress when using the MTB.
The version with inner channel i24 (24 mm wide) was developed as a solution indicated for use mainly in Marathon discipline in which the distances are longer, but also to satisfy the needs of high smoothness and lightness that riders meet in the Cross-Country discipline. The version with inner channel i29 (29 mm wide) is dedicated to the most severe conditions of use that riders experience in highly technical XC and Trail / Enduro disciplines, for which is requested a solution that assures grip and much higher stability.
Ursus has created for Kodiak a hub available in different versions such as Boost and RS1 with straight head spokes. The new XD40 hub, compatible with Shimano, Sram and Sram XD, gives riders a reactive wheel during the pickup phase.
Kodiak is an exceptional product, which arises among the Ursus most interesting innovations of the year. Available in version 27.5″ with internal channel i29 and 29″ with inner channel that can be chosen between i24 and i29, Kodiak will be launched on the market with six explosive stickers colors.
To test live the new Kodiak and discover all the other excellences by Ursus, such as the Integrated Handlebar Magnus H.01 you just have to wait a few days. The event is scheduled for Eurobike, the Friedrichshafen Global Show dedicated to bikes that will be inaugurated on August 31st. Ursus will present their innovations in the Hall A2, booth 209.
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