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ABOUT US

The story of a dream...

THE FOUNDERS
MIKE PRYDE
Co-Founder

Chapter2 was founded by father and son duo Neil and Mike Pryde in Auckland, New Zealand in 2017. The pair has +75 years of combined experience in Sporting Goods and Industrial Design.

Mike brings with him a lifetime of passion and experience as a competitive cyclist in MTB and Road, having raced DH MTB at National Level as well as Road at Elite Level. Mike is an Architect by trade and cut his teeth at the studios of Foster + Partners on the Hong Kong International Airport project from 1996 to completion. Since 2004 Mike has designed over 13 bikes and won a number of prestigious Industrial Design awards, including Red Dot, IDSA, Best Awards and the Chicago Atheneum.

MIKE PRYDE
Co-Founder

Chapter2 was founded by father and son duo Neil and Mike Pryde in Auckland, New Zealand in 2017. The pair has +75 years of combined experience in Sporting Goods and Industrial Design.

Co-founder Neil Pryde built an empire in the watersport world and was a pioneer and visionary throughout the 70-90s. Neil has a vast amount of experience in developing world-beating sports equipment across a spectrum of outdoor sports.

OUR WHY
For those who dare to stand out

The mission is simple. Create beautifully crafted framesets that perform at the highest level yet has a boutique spirit that makes it personal.

In a market full of ready to go bikes, the Chapter2 way has always been about individualisation and customisation. Our frameset only Business Model allows our customers to work closely with our global network of dealers to build their dream bike exactly the way they want, delivering a truly intimate and unique experience.

You won’t have to swap out the wheels or saddle anymore. Building a Chapter2 is a project, with the frameset being the centrepiece to hang all the best parts and components that you have meticulously selected to suit your personal needs.

HOW

Whilst the mission has clarity, the passage to get there is anything but. Designing awesome frames requires science, engineering and artistry, and a lot of sleepless nights. Mike is a stickler for detail, taking every curve, swoop and interface into consideration when turning an idea into a finished product.

Each Chapter2 project starts with two simple questions: "What problem are we trying to solve?" and "How much fun is this going to be to ride?". In a space where everybody is projecting watts and grams as marketing spiel, the Chapter2 measure of success is counted by how much pleasure we bring to our customers when they ride our creations.

New Zealand offers some of the best conditions to test our products and is also home to some of the most high-tech composites know-how via its yachting heritage, such as the F1 of yachting, the America’s Cup. Additionally, the rugged unsealed roads are a perfect backdrop to test each iteration to its full potential before we’re fully satisfied it's ready for you.