Kinesis G2 adventure bike review

The G2 quickly became our tester's 'Go To' for relaxed off-road ambles

Kinesis G2 adventure bike EC
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A true 'adventure road bike' which aims to provide a 'go-to' for those wanting to explore mixed terrain. There are models out there which will provide more mountain bike style tech suited to rougher trails, but we found the relaxed geometry and wide flared bars provided all the confidence needed for off-road excursions. This isn't a lightweight build, but that's reflected in the price - upgrading the wheels and finishing kit would be quick wins for those looking to up the pace.

Reasons to buy
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    Plenty of tyre clearance

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Reasons to avoid
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    Gearing compromise

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    Needs more size options

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The Kinesis G2 was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.