Finally the first prototypes of Daniel Fuhrmann's KHE signature frame Dafunction arrived. Daniel is testing the frame now and he wants to tell you a few things about the idea behind the frame and the complete bike:
When I was designing the frame 3 facts were important for me. First of all the frame should fit my style of riding, furthermore it should be very stable and inexpensive. For me 'functional' means a lot of space. I am tired of hitting my knee against the seat, because of that i chose a longer rear end. Moreover my frame should have lots of space above the toptube for making jumps easier. This is necessary for tricks like X-footed Hang Ten, too. Therefore the bended toptube. It’s the same with the downtube. In my opinion stability is more important than the weight. In addition i want to annotate, that the best form for a frame is a triangle. The triangle form is ideal to balance and absorb the powers.
The frame is 100 % CrMo and nevertheless it is cheaper than the other frames. That was very important for me. I remember the times when i had to save money for months only to get a new frame. At that time i decided to make a low-priced frame whenever it is possible. And now, it is possible.
Beginners are very important in my opinion. Now they have the possibility to ride a good frame from the very first, because KHE will use the frame for its beginner complete bikes. The low price is possible, because there is no knick-knack and needless stuff. What you will get is a complete bike with CrMo parts, freecoaster and the Dafunction frame.
Photos of the frame, complete bike and Daniel's current setup are available here.
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