Kuota Khan Pro Team Edition review

We test Nacer Bouhanni's favourite ride

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Kuota Khan has the lively, urgent feel of a bike that wants to be ridden fast. You’ll want to push its limits on tricky descents and fast straights. But despite that, it’s not an awkward or uncomfortable machine to ride, even with a firmish saddle. It’s quite an edgy ride, not like the calm mile-munching of, say, a Pinarello Dogma. Rather like the difference between Bouhanni and Froome, in fact.

Reasons to buy
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    Classy Italian looks

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    Edgy ride without being a handful

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    Very well finished

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    Can choose your own spec

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheels are nice, but look a bit dated in the world of all-carbon tubeless-ready clinchers

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Despite its Italian roots, Kuota is a brand that flies a little under the radar compared to the likes of Pinarello, although it’s been in business since 2001. Kuota is based within a couple of kilometres of the famous Monza motor racing circuit, which seems to rub off on the Kuota Khan, its range-topping race machine.

Kuota says that the Khan is a bike created for the needs of the pros. For the next two seasons, Kuota is the bike sponsor of the Cofidis pro team, with Stéphane Rossetto riding his Khan to victory on Stage Four of the Tour de Yorkshire and Danny Navarro having a nearly moment on the last stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Kuota also has a significant presence in the world of triathlon.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.