klaassen cycles builds bikes with personality, they believe in power of simplicity and congruency. the dutch brand claims that old school vs new school battle can be a hotbed for design.

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klaassen razor is the brand’s edgy, powerful, raciest bicycle
all images © NIMAX photography & freek klaassen

 

 

the brand’s motto is ‘congruency, originality, personality’. ‘most of the modern race/road bikes have the same design philosophy, with a lot of different big logo’s and uninspired decals in it’, says freek klaassen, the founder of klaassen cycles. ‘I wanted a bike with more and better matching personality. visually appealing due to its essentials: the shape, the color, the unity between elements, a great balance. besides, I love some great elements from the past. so sometimes the old school beats the new school and you will find it in my bikes’.

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with special hand sewn grey leather handlebar wrap klaassen razor has its own personality

 

 

klaassen bikes unite characterful elements with style and materials. they suit your way of life, life style or stage of life. klaassen razor is the brand’s edgy, powerful, raciest bicycle. with special matte dutch yellow paint, hand sewn grey leather handlebar wrap, matching grey leather on the saddle, the grey sidewalled vittoria corsa premium folding tires and the latest edgy designed shimano ultegra r8000 11-speed (2x) groupset, this bike has its own personality.

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grey leather on the saddle matches the handlebar design

 

 

the klaassen logo decal fits the style – in the same color as the bike, in 3d. subtle, but with character. special vision team 35 wheels with low profile branding and high profile rim and a special paint job top this beauty off. Let’s not forget the matching grey shift and brake cables, the fsa carbon seatpost and carbon front fork, black bolts and the black covers on bolts.

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the klaassen logo 3d decal fits the style

 

 

the leather klaassen emblem on the front tube is cut out of the same leather as the saddle and handlebar, mounted with the same stitch and the same yellow thread we see on the handlebar. the brand’s bicycles are always build off with a high quality groupset and parts from premium brands, such as controltech front forks, brooks saddles. klaassen bikes come with folding tires, not just wired tires, but the better, lighter, more supple, better riding folding tires.

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the leather emblem on the front tube is cut out of the same leather as the saddle and handlebar

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Photo’s by NIMAX photography & Freek Klaassen

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