Pretorius Kranspoort review

Pretorius Kranspoort
Cycling Weekly Verdict

I loved the traditional, clean lines of the Kranspoort and applaud Pretorius's decision to keep things light rather than increase tube diameters and wall thicknesses for a level of stiffness that most amateurs do not need.

Reasons to buy
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    Clean lines

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not super-rigid

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London-based South African former pro Jean-Claude Pretorius offers three titanium framesets, the Kranspoort being aimed at the sportive rider or 'enthusiast racer', as Pretorius puts it. The other two are the women-specific Bonnet and the Longtom, a singlespeed/fixie.

The Kranspoort is made from 3Al/2.5V titanium. It has a slightly taller head tube and shorter top tube for a more upright sportive position, but the 74° seat tube angle of the size 56 we tested puts the rider over the BB in a powerful enough position.

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