Promotional feature with Kinesis Bikes
One of the UK scene’s favourite brands, Kinesis has evolved its cross bikes over the years and augmented the features that make it so enduringly popular with British riders.
Sold as a frameset only, the CXRace Evo has a threaded bottom bracket shell that ought to supply creak-free riding in muddy conditions along with easy maintenance and replacement.
That, and the lack of carbon, might seem old school, but the CXRace Evo’s scandium alloy frame is thoroughly in the modern cyclocross age, sporting a 142x12mm thru-axle and flat-mount disc brake fixtures.
The frame allows full internal cable routing and is compatible with electronic shifting, although there’s the flexibility to follow the classic top tube/seatstay cable route if you prefer. It uses a band-on front mech, so can be run neatly in either a single-ring or double-ring configuration.
There’s a tapered head tube to fit Kinesis’s carbon fork, which again features a thru-axle and flat-mount brakes with internal hose routing and plenty of tyre clearance.
Kinesis provides a range of adapters as well as headset bearings and thru-axles as part of the frameset package.
Sizing goes from 45cm up to 60cm to accommodate a broad spread of riders down to youth and junior racers who have been bitten newly by the cross bug.
Our bike features the £999.99 Rival 1 Build Kit from Upgrade Bikes with everything you need to get the CXRace Evo up and running. As well as the single-ring SRAM Rival groupset, you get TRP’s reliable Spyre mechanical disc brakes. Wheels are Kinesis CX V4 clinchers with Vee XCX 33mm tyres. A Kinesis Elite saddle and Zipp Service Course Compact bars complete the package.
|Price||£549.99 (frame only)|
|Fork||ATR Disc, carbon|
|Size range||45 – 60cm|
|Groupset||SRAM Rival 1|
|Gear ratios||40, 11-36|
|Wheels||Kinesis CX V4|
|Tyres||Vee XCX 33mm|
|Brakes||TRP Spyre mechanical disc|
|Bar||Zipp Service Course Compact alloy|