I’m a bit disappointed with the v2 frame spec
Because of triangulation, I thought that thinner tubes would be used for the v2, making it a stronger and affordable design, and about the same or less weight.
The double whammo of greater cost and an extra pound plus, is disappointing.
The road tests aren’t in, perhaps this frame may have a saving grace, but I doubt it.
The number of 36 riders breaking frames, and clamoring for a heavier frame is small. If anything, the crazy 36 riders want lighter. An alum KH 36.
The advance brought by the more expensive and heavier v2 isn’t going to sell well IMHO. Even if it’s stronger…where’s the market ?
Maybe it’s all a marketing ploy. There is a logic to most business marketing decisions. Perhaps we will be blown away with an alum v2 soon.
I don’t really believe that the chro mo v2 frame needed to weigh that much. Chro- moly is great stuff, done right IMHO. It’s not the metal, it’s the execution IMHO.
It is all fine and good if you love the v2 looks. Buy a collectors item, as long as that is what you want.
I suspect Coker already knows this. The big alum one will outsell the v2, 20 to one , more or less. Based on cost and general perception of value.
It’s a flip on the Nimbus (steel, strong, affordable) vs. KH- Koxx One (alum- strong- light -more $) market that we are used to.
The v2 is the only heavier, steel, more costly , biggest looking uni available ! The Harley market LOL! Laugh all you want, but Harley is one of the most analyzed and copied marketing concepts ever. HD beats the crap out of those alum loving Japs in the yuppie wannabe showroom.
The logic of the v2 appears to be more about marketing then regular uni design IMHO.
The name …v2 . Heavy, real steel, more dollars. Harley !