Legends of the mysterious ninja warriors never fail to captivate the minds of many, from the warring times of feudal Japan up until this day. Skillful in the art of covert operations, ninjas are highly-trained to be swift, stealthy and precise.
These are the very elements that inspired Tokyo's Tempra Cycle owner Kenta Kobayashi in building his one-of-a-kind Level bike. With all black components on a blacked-out frameset, nothing can be stealthier than his build. And like how a ninja blends in with the environment, he envisioned his build to be versatile, designed to be ridden and raced in both street and velodromes.
And as far as precision goes, Kenta made sure that his frameset is made by the best in the business. Adhering with its Quality and Spirit adage, Level Cycle is one of the most well-regarded NJS frames in the world, made by the hands of the distinguished master framebuilder Matsuda.
Even to the tiniest of details, Kenta has picked the best of NJS parts. And to kick it up a notch, he had all of this build's NJS parts customized using black alumite treatment.
Check out the details and more photos of this beast below:
Frame: Custom Level Cycle, black decals on black paint
Fork/Headset: Level Cycle/Custom Shimano Dura-Ace NJS
Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Custom Dura-Ace 7600 NJS
Pedals: MKS Supreme NJS
Cog/Chainring/Chain: Dura-Ace, 15T (NJS) / Sugino Mighty NJS, 50t / Izumi
Handlebars/Stem: Custom Nitto B123 NJS/ Nitto NJ Pro Jaguar NJS
Saddle/Seatpost: Kashimax Aero x Tempra Cycles, Black Camo / Custom Sugino Mighty
Front Wheel/Hub/Tire: HED H3 Track, Continental Sprinter Tubular
Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire: HED H3 Track, Continental Competition Tubular