With a frame weighing less than 770g in the standard frame size, the KOM AIR now belongs to the world lightweight class, without sacrificing rigidity or reassuring stability of its predecessors.
These remarkable attributes are achieved via the innovative DTC (Digital Cutting Technology) carbon-cutting system which uses the latest lamination technology and KOSM (Kuota Optimized Shape Management). This makes it possible to form each frame size individually, achieving the perfect balance between performance and security.
The “King of Mountain” for 2013 is far more than just a name. It has been successfully used by professional teams in numerous Grand Tours and UCI Pro Tour events in recent years. Furthermore, the KOM Air incorporates a brand new seat tube, reduced to Ø 27.2 mm seat post for more comfort on today’s unforgiving poorly maintained roads. A PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing and a 1-1/2 “to 1-1/8” carbon steerer tube serve to increase stability. The frame is also compatible with mechanical or Shimano Di2 and Campag EPS groups.
SL - SUPER LIGHT: monocoque light construction.
KSD - KUOTA SUPER DRIVE: superior handling in every condition. Extreme stability, supersize head tube construction. 1-1/2” a 1-1/8” bearings.
KMC - KUOTA MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION: one piece monocoque front triangle.
CDS - COMFORT DRIVE SYSTEM: asymmetric rear carriage with differentiated lamination. Maximum stability and comfort.
KUOTA NANO TECHNOLOGY
KOSM - KUOTA OPTIMIZED SHAPE MANAGEMENT: progressive dimensioning on tubing sections. Size by size differentiated lamination.
HPT - HIGH POWER TRANSFER: maximum power transfer. Oversize BB moulded into the frame structure.
KIC - KUOTA INTERNAL CABLE: internal cable management for mechanical and electric groupsets.
DCT - DIGITAL CUTTING TECHNOLOGY: Digital cut fibre technology aimed at optimizing the lamination process.