Kinesis RTD Frameset review

If you want an off-road capable bike that'll also be able to keep up on the road then the Kinesis RTD could fit the bill

Kinesis RTD
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Kinesis RTD is a great aluminium frameset that can and will offer you the ability to tackle multiple terrains with grace. It isn't the fastest roadgoing bike available but if your rides or commutes tackle a bit of everything, this could be the overall fast-paced bike you are after.

Reasons to buy
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    Capable off-road with good clearance

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    Decent rolling ability on road with road tyres

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Reasons to avoid
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The new Kinesis RTD – Race The Distance – is the latest offering from the British brand that tries to encapsulate what has become a hugely popular discipline in the last year or so – ultra-endurance riding.

Events such as the Transcontinental, which Kinesis has been supporting for a long time inspired this frame. Kinesis says it was, "inspired to design a frame that would allow more cyclists to dream big about exploring their personal limits in self-supported bike races and would double as a practical fast-paced road workhorse for training."

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.