K-Edge in the Giro

May 11th, 2011

Nice K-Edge coverage from one of our favorite pro teams in the Giro: Velonews – Highroad

Ki2 Tallboy First Ride Review

March 23rd, 2011

Electronic shifting for a mountain bike? Seriously? How much better could this really be compared to the ‘old school’ method of moving a lever with my thumb? I mean, we’ve been riding with this old technology for years, and it works.

Turns out, the Ki2 electronic shifting is MUCH better. In fact, I don’t know if I could ride a bike with ‘regular’ shifting again…

After shifting from the inner ring to the outer ring a dozen times (that front derailleur makes the coolest noise), I headed out on my ride with the goal of riding how I would normally ride, trying not to focus too much on the cool factor of electronic shifting.

Precise Shifting

One of the first things you’ll notice with Ki2 is how precise the shifting is. After the initial setup, shifting has been flawless (I’ve ridden it three times at the time of writing this).

This is pretty remarkable, considering the trails have been a little on the damp side (don’t worry, we weren’t eco-blasting). Even with a gritty drive train, the shifts clicked off smoothly and accurately. Impressive.

Shifting from the inner ring to the outer ring is a joy. It is by far the BEST front ring shifting I’ve ever experienced. Period.

The self trimming action of the front derailleur is something sounding like not a big deal, unless you experience it.  I’ve never had a quieter sounding or smoother running drive train.

Shifting is effortless, quick and precise.  What more could you ask for?

Conclusion

Sure it’s expensive, but if you’re after the ultimate in performance, then look no further.

Ki2 performs flawlessly and feels so integrated that you’d swear Shimano made it.

Trifecta of Ki2 Bikes - Post Ride

Trifecta of Ki2 Bikes - Post Ride

Ki2 Santa Cruz Tallboy

March 20th, 2011

We just finished building Matt’s (our web designer and fearless test pilot) Santa Cruz Tallboy with a custom blue Ki2 kit. As expected, shifts like a dream. Note the latest refinement to the shift pod placement; slightly further under the bars and 10degree angle toward the hand. We still need to do some dialing in on the wiring, but for a completely external routing, looks very clean.

We’re taking the Ki2 Niner and the Ki2 Santa Cruz out on the trails today. Check back for a report of our first ride on the Tallboy.

Team HTC – Highroad on K-Edges again this year

March 19th, 2011

The #1 team in the world, with the fastest sprinter in the world using K-Edge Chain Catchers again this year. Check out the coverage of Cavendish’s new Specialized McLaren Venge complete with custom K-Edge.

Ki2 – Electronic shifting for Mountain Bikes

March 11th, 2011

Check out the press we’ve been receiving on our latest K-Edge venture, the Ki2 Mountain Bike Group. As one of our newest customers said, “I don’t care what it costs, I’m ready for your Di2 Mountain Bike kit, I don’t even care if its “proto” and looks unfinished, HOOK IT UP!!!”

Not to worry though, we’re not going to be shipping unfinished prototypes. This is the real deal – real engineering, real machining, and real fun to ride.

We’ll have more details on our website and facebook page next week.

SingleTrack – Exclusive: MTB Electric Shift Kit

Bicycling – First Look: K-Edge’s Ki2 Electric XTR

Cavendish’s K-Edge

July 9th, 2010

Check out the custom K-Edge we did for Cav’s Scott Project F01 Tour bike. And to top it off, he won yesterday’s stage in style!

Mark Cavendish’s HTC Columbia Scott Project F01

“The build kit is little changed from star sprinter’s previous Addict with a Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical group and pedals, SRM-equipped crankset, fi’zi:k Arione CX Carbon Braided saddle, Elite cages, and AceCo’s increasingly popular K-Edge chain watcher – the latter even custom etched just for Cavendish.”

Hincapie’s custom K-Edge

February 4th, 2010

Check out the custom anodized red – blue fade K-Edge with laser etched stars on George Hincapie’s National Championship BMC. What do you think, should we offer this version for sale?

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Meredith and Amy – 2nd and 3rd at Cross Nats

December 20th, 2009
 

Meredith Miller and Amy Dombroski battled each other and the elements to finish second and third in the Elite Women’s Cross Nationals in Bend, OR. Meredith is running the K-Edge Cross Double and Amy is running the K-Edge Cross Single and Ring Guard.

Congratulations to Amy and Meredith for making the Cross Worlds Team!

Elite Women's Start

Elite Women's Start

Meredith Miller

Meredith Miller

Amy Dombroski

Amy Dombroski

Another National Championship for Coryn!

December 14th, 2009
Coryn Rivera showed everyone who’s the boss on Friday with yet another National Jersey to add to her collection. Coryn endured freezing temperatures and an icy course to handily take the win in the Junior Women Cyclo-cross Championships. AceCo Sport Group is a proud sponsor of Coryn and the entire Proman Hit Squad. Great job Coryn!
 
 
 
Pre-race Prep with Kristin Armstrong

Pre-race Prep with Kristin Armstrong

Coryn Flying

Coryn Flying

Victory!!

Victory!!

 

 
 
 
 

More on Amy’s new cross ride

November 13th, 2009

Check out  the VeloNews Tech Report on Amy’s cross bike. We’re in full production with the K-Edge Cross versions for single and double ring setups. And of course you can get your super light K-Edge Ring Guard in White, Red, or Black.

http://www.velonews.com/article/99987/tech-report-amy-dombroski-s-new-primus-mootry-cyclocross