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Kiaro Disc tested by RennRad

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The experts of RennRad tested the Kiaro Disc by Simplon in two different versions. Find out more about their results and how the bikes performed in comparison!

The Kiaro Disc tested by RennRad

Two equipment versions in comparison 

The experts of RennRad tested the Kiaro Disc by Simplon in two different versions. One was the high-end version with the new SRAM Red eTap AXS™ groupset and with handlebars and a stem made of carbon. The second version was equipped with the Shimano 105 rear derailleur groupset as well as handlebars and a stem made of ZERO ALU or ZERO 2.

Kiaro Disc 105

For the Kiaro Disc, Simplon focused on comfort and the bike’s suitability for long-distance rides. And according to the testers of RennRad magazine, these demands were met in full: "Simplon's Comfort Concept frame provides a noticeable flex and thus a significant increase in comfort". Ultra-thin VIBREX® seatstays, a VIBREX® seatpost and a flattened top tube all contribute to a plush suspension and plenty of riding comfort.

What is striking in comparison to its more expensive sister version: The handling of the road bike is almost equally as dynamic and agile. Only when riding uphill, the 800 grams of extra weight on the Kiaro Disc 105 become noticeable. 

Its features

  • Weight: 8.46 kg
  • Frame: Carbon 
  • Sizes: 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61 cm
  • Fork: Carbon
  • Groupset: Shimano 105
  • Gear transmission: front: 50/34; back: 11–30
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 (160/160 mm)
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E1800
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One; 28 mm
  • Handlebars: Zero aluminium; 420 mm
  • Stem: Zero 2; 100 mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X3 Boost
  • Seat post: Carbon

Kiaro Disc Red – buy recommendation by RennRad

Agile, lightweight, compact, and smooth running: The Kiaro Disc Red impressed the jury in every respect. "The bike’s weight of 7.66 kg is very good for a comfort-oriented model, and it ensures a direct acceleration behaviour – even uphill and when the bike sways side to side while pedalling." Speaking of good acceleration: What significantly contributes to this is the Kiaro Disc’s high frame stiffness, especially in the bottom bracket area. The lightweight and torsionally stiff DT Swiss ERC1400 wheels also appealed to the jury. 

According to the experts, the Simplon road bike is an absolute must-have for ambitious frequent riders as well as for cyclists who ride marathons.

Its features

  • Weight: 7.66 kg
  • Frame: Carbon 
  • Sizes: 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61 cm
  • Fork: Carbon
  • Groupset: Sram Rede eTap AXS
  • Gear transmission: front: 48/35; back: 10–28
  • Brakes: Sram Rede eTap (160/160 mm)
  • Wheels: DT Swiss ERC1400
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One; 25 mm
  • Handlebars: Carbon; 400 mm
  • Stem: Carbon; 120 mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X3 Boost
  • Seat post: Carbon

 

You can find the full test review in the latest issue of the RennRad magazine. You’re already sure that the Kiaro Disc is the bike you’d like to get? Then go ahead and configure it based on your needs and wishes!

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