Kinesis is well regarded for its range of frames, bikes and components designed in the UK for UK conditions. There was a flurry of new products announced at the Cycle Show at the NEC in September, all of which are now listed on the new Kinesis website.
New 2016 frames
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First up is the GF_TI disc. It’s available as a frame only and is made of aero grade titanium alloy. It comes with a matching all-carbon tapered fork, headset and flat-mount disc brake stubs. It’s built for good clearance and comes with mudguard and rack mounts too.
Compatible with internal cable routing or electronic shifting, 31.6mm seatposts and BSA 68mm bottom brackets, it comes in sizes from 48cm to 63cm. Price of the frameset and forks is £1799.99.
Next is the £749.99 Aithein Disc alloy frameset. This too comes with a tapered full-carbon fork and internal cable routing. There’s space for 28mm tyres and it’s speced for 160mm flat-mount disc brakes. Again, it takes a 31.6mm seatpost and BSA threaded bottom bracket and is available in sizes 47cm to 59cm.
The 4S disc alloy frameset is flat-mount and rim brake compatible, with internal cable routing, mudguard and rack mounts. It comes with a full-carbon fork and tapered headset. There’s bags of clearance, with Kinesis claiming the frame will take up to 32mm tyres with mudguards. Size range, as with the GF_TI, is from 48cm to 63cm.
Kinesis claims that its new CXRace scandium alloy frame is its best ever cyclocross race frame. It’s sold without fork for £549.99. there are cable stops for top-of-top-tube routing of the rear cable runs. Unusually, the frame comes with mounts for both flat-mount disc and cantilever brakes, so you can choose your braking system. It’s also designed to work well with the ever-more-popular 1x groupsets. It comes in sizes 51cm to 60cm. The headtube is tapered and there’s a BSA threaded bottom bracket shell.
Finally the Pro6 disc frame, priced at £649.99 is designed for cyclocross or all-round use. It has a tapered headtube, BSA bottom bracket shell and mudguard eyelets. Its size range is from 48cm to 63cm and it will take tyres up to 40mm wide. It comes with a full-carbon fork and flat-mount brake tabs.
Also new on the Kinesis website is the Racelight Disc wheelset. Priced at £399.99, it’s a tubeless ready aluminium clincher with a 24mm external width and can be adapted to fit most quick release and thru axle standards. It takes centerlock discs and is built with 28 three-cross spokes front and rear, for a claimed weight of 1550 grams.
And the CX tubular wheel at £299.99 has radial front wheel lacing and two-cross rear. It’s quick release only, can take a Shimano or Campagnolo 11-speed or XD cassette body and has a claimed weight of 1590 grams.