Posts Tagged ‘Kinesis Titanium’

What a splendid looking bike, though I guess this is an example of a small size.

For some reason, once again, none of the links to IMG or even direct to the picture itself are working. Grrrr

This is where you can find it…http://yfrog.com/kkqbcatj so cut and paste.

For the pedants out there, I’m sure the spacers on top of the stem will be removed when the final bar height has been decided upon so until then, just ignore that and feast your eyes on a lovely looking machine. Now if it was a Ti 29er…….. 😉

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Titanium ‘frame for life’ from Kinesis
Frame maker Kinesis is known for its good-value alloy frames but there has not been a titanium frame until now. The new GF_Ti – for Gran Fondo Titanium – uses custom-drawn and butted 3AL/2.5V titanium tubing shaped externally to achieve the required strength, stiffness and comfortable ride for a top-quality road sportive frame. Slightly unusual but welcome in a frame that’s intended as a ‘lifetime’ all purpose road model is that there are clearances for 25mm tyres and mudguards assuming 49mm brakes, and bosses for a rear 4-point luggage rack. For £1399.99, buyers get a top-notch Kinesis D21 carbon fork, integrated headset and 31.6mm carbon seatpost. Looks like a winner to us.

Details: http://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk

Picture and article pinched form the Cycling Weekly website. I know I have said it before but Kinesis seem to be making some really cracking kit (pun not intended) at the moment. This frame looks just so right. Not sure I have got a spare £1,400 for a new road frame but hey, I can’t afford to buy a Botticelli, a Monet or a Ferrari either but I can appreciate them from a distance.

More to the point is that they have been Tweeting about a new 29er and maybe even a full suss 29er, now if the latter is on the cards I will be paying serious attention. I really like the idea of a big wheeled bouncer. Time to divest myself of my massive share portfolio to pay for it then? While I pick myself up off the floor, wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes… I could be tempted to extend myself to accommodate the price of a new frame, forks and wheels (which would be built up on my nasty old DT240 hubs of course!).

It is strange, nowadays I am more motivated to save up for and build new bikes than actually ride them!