Kinesis 4S Disc review

We've tested Kinesis UK's year-round do-it-all workhorse

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Good all-rounder or second bike with a lot of versatility and a lively ride

Reasons to buy
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    Quality frame and component package

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    Versatile frame with lots of clearance

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    Nicely finished

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Reasons to avoid
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    Tyres are a bit stiff

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    Some rattle from the internal cables

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Kinesis UK has been around for almost 20 years. During that time, it’s built up a reputation for designing quality alloy frames which have become favourites as winter bikes and for cyclocross. It’s more recently included titanium frames in its range and has developed more race-oriented frames like the Aithein.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.