Kuota Ksano Road Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Ksano is a new bicycle with frame of futuristic generation built up in all of its parts with high modulus carbon fibers. The modern design, essential and functional, along with its excellent construction technology according to the production and quality standards ISO 9002, do bring to this piece of art, unique characteristics such as riding comfort, reactivity and steering precision.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 4kicks a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2006

Strengths:    Looks, handling, stiffness

Weaknesses:    Havent found one yet!

Bottom Line:   
Love this bike. It looks great, handles really well, smooth and sure downhill and not a hint of flex from the rigid BB even with my 210lbs of pork...

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Favorite Ride:   Tramuntana Moutains of Mallorca

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Niu Wave, Mallorca

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi SL3

Bike Setup:   Campag record, Campag Eurus Wheels, Zero Grav Brakes, Selle San Marco Carbon Saddle, ITM Bars, THM Specialite cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cmuhlstein a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2004

Strengths:    Exotic sculpted naked carbon look for alittle over $2,000 with fork, headset, and carbon seatpost.
Eye catching and not common.

Weaknesses:    Not common; very few dealers in the USA.
Not well stocked. Patrice at EUROSPEK is the importer had to get the frame from Europe but was extremely helpful in the process. Hopefully, Kuota products will become better known and ridden by teams and the public domestically.
Poor resale on ebay compared to the more expensive well know brands so be sure this is a bike you are going to ride for a while.

Bottom Line:   
I am 6'3" and weigh 250. Enjoy longer, less congested rides with combination of hills and scenery. Ksano offered slightly longer wheelbase and 1300 grams of durable carbon for a relevant geometry.

I did not consider frames under 1300 grams in any material and strongly considered Ti. Riding friends convinced me to try carbon as a radical departure from the Cannondale R1000, which I found a bit stiff after 30 miles. Fatigue life for Ti is supposed to outperform carbon but I will worry about that 1,000s of miles from now.

The Ksano is well made and the Bottom Bracket and head tube areas are well reinforced. I have been told that the bonding joints at the dropouts and the Bottom bracket are designed to take tremendous pressure at both places. Some believe that no carbon bikes are made for long-term pressure riding. There are also no areas where the tubing is extremely thin - like the Kuota Khan and Kredo or Orbea Orca and Starship.

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Favorite Ride:   PCH, Latigo Cyn, Mullholand, Malibu Cyn Loop

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Laguna Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale R1000 with Ultegra triple

Bike Setup:   Campy Record Triple
Ksyrum SSC with Michelin Pros
Kuota Viking one piece carbon handlebar & stem
Look CX7 pedals
Selle Italia Turbo Metric 4 gel seat

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