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Koga Kimera road bike wins Red Dot Design Award

The international "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014" is granted to the new KOGA Kimera Road Premium. The innovative power of Koga B.V. impressed the 40-member jury of experts. Those who succeed in winning over the renowned experts in the field can decorate their product creation with the "red dot" and position themselves at an international level. The jury members were delighted to receive 4815 entries from 53 countries in this year's competition. Only the best designs were able to win the enthusiasm of the jury, which is how the KOGA Kimera received the Red Dot for its successful design creation.

The awards ceremony for the seal of quality that is recognized worldwide takes place on the 7th of July 2014 in Essen, Germany as part of the traditional Red Dot gala. The Kimera Road Premium will then be put on display during a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum.

KOGA Kimera

The Koga designers have achieved a drastic improvement in comfort and aerodynamics in the new Kimera without sacrificing the bikes much-acclaimed stiffness/weight relationship. The visibly slimmer tubes and frame and fork integrated brakes minimize drag and give the Kimera a remarkable clean design. At the same time, the Kimera retains its own distinctive look through the slightly curved top tube and the Monostay seat stay.

The new Kimera has inner cable routing with the cable guide being compatible with the Shimano Di2. The drop outs are made from carbon to reduce weight and ensure the optimal contact with the frame. Furthermore, the Kimera has a PressFit bottom bracket, a tapered head tube and replaceable derailleur hanger. The Kimera is equipped with a lightweight racing saddle with carbon frame and a 27.2mm seatpost for excellent cushioning. Reinforced with this upgrade the Kimera strengthens further its segment leadership.

The new KOGA Kimera is available at the KOGA dealer from March 2014 in two versions: The Kimera Road Premium which will be priced at £2599 and the Kimera Road Prestige starting at £1899 with Shimano 105 equipment.