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With KOGA Signature you design your own bike based on your specific needs. You can choose the frame and components, you can even personalise it with your name or text.
Choose your own way
Within the Signature range you can choose from two bicycle types: Worldtraveller-S or GrandTourer-S. The choice depends on how you will use your bike.
One skilled mechanic
Your bike will be hand built by a certified mechanic in our factory in Heerenveen. One skilled person is responsible for assembling the bike. By devoting personal care and attention to the assembly the finished bikes high quality and durability is guaranteed.
Your bike will be available for collection from your local dealer within 6 weeks from ordering.
What type of bike?
Our offer is divided into two possibilities; Touring and Trekking. To make the correct choice, it is important to define how the bike will be used.
In order to help make the correct choice you can find below an explanation of the possibilities.
The trekking bike is suitable as a robust commuter bike, extreme touring bike and everything in between. The bike is stable and rigid, without feeling unwieldy, and also feels at home off-road. So you can get from A to B carefree, enjoying the adventure and the environment in which you are riding. For riders who require low-maintenance and robust performance the bike can be specified with a Rohloff gear.
Two frame variants are available:
WorldTraveller-S - Men's Frame
WorldTraveller-S Mixed - Women's frame mixed
The touring bike is suitable for use as a luxury city bike and as a light touring bike and everything in between. The bike is agile and dynamic. There are many options and accessories available for this bike so even the most demanding cyclist can create a tailored and specific bike.
Three frame variants are available:
Traveller TR28 - Men's frame
Traveller CF28 - Ladies frame mixed
Traveller LF28 - Ladies frame low entry
Which gear system?
When choosing your gear system, there a few things you need to consider. In addition to the intended purpose, your technical knowledge, ease of maintenance or the correct gear span are important selection factors to keep in mind. Below you can find the advantages and disadvantages of the various gear systems we offer.
- Easy access for maintenance and adjustment
- Proven system that can be fixed anywher
- Low weight
- Vulnerability due to protruding derailleurs
- Dirt and maintenance sensitive
- Overlap in gears
- Choosing the right gear requires knowledge and experience
- High quality proven concept
- 14 very diverse, usable gears with a wide range
- One twist grip enables gear change while standing still
- Minimal maintenance; oil can be changed once every 5,000 km
- Suitable for a belt drive
- Relatively high weight of the rear wheel
- Frame with adjustable dropouts or eccentric bracket needed
- Removing wheel to repair a punctured tyre requires more effort
Chain or belt?
Due to the popularity of the hub gear systems and positive practical experience from customers demand for the drive belt has increased enormously in recent years.
KOGA Signature chooses the Gates Center Track Belt
This belt is a further development of the original (CDC) belt. The CDX belt is 4 mm wider than the old CDC belt and therefore has a higher tensile strength. With the CDX, mud and snow is pressed aside the sprockets of the gear wheels in two directions. The raised middle edge prevents the accumulation of dirt. As the belt is led over the raised edge, the belt cannot jump off and also it is easier to mount on the road. Since the CDX gear blades are symmetrical, they can be rotated, prolonging the system’s lifespan.
- Long service life; three to four times as long as a normal chain
- Low maintenance and no lubrication required
- No stretching of the belt
- Low weight
- Specific frame with split rear fork required
- Only suitable for hub gear
- A break can occur when the belt is sharply bent or folded
- Easy to cut to length
- Available everywhere
- Subject to elongation
- Wear Sensitive
Rim or disc?
The use of disc brakes in the mountain bike segment has gained enormously in popularity during recent years, and they even revolutionise the racing bike segment. Quality disc brakes are an excellent alternative to a mechanical or hydraulic rim brake. Here is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of both types:
- Huge and well controllable braking force
- Easy to change brake pads
- A bend in the rim doesn’t restrict performance
- No wear of the rim
- A bent disc is a restriction
- V-brake is easy to maintain
- Magura is very easy to control with little manual effort
- With Magura changing brake pads is simple
- V-brake is dirt and maintenance sensitive
- A big bend in the rim prevents you from riding
You can create a Koga Signature bike yourself easily online through this website or by using the KOGA Signature column at your dealer. After a non binding reservation, the specification will be checked by the dealer and with your final approval entered into production. The bike is then completely hand built by one of our skilled technicians in Heerenveen. Your bike will then be delivered to your chosen dealer.
Koga aims to deliver your bike to the dealer within three weeks. In exceptional cases, the delivery time can be longer. Your dealer will of course be informed should there be delays.