We launched this brand believing that UK riders will appreciate products that are carefully designed to make UK riding better and are affordable and over the years many thousands of Kinesis customers have agreed with us.
In what’s rapidly getting close to 20 years, we’ve built up a fantastic amount of in-house experience, talent and depth in our team. Our knowledge and expertise at selecting the best materials, the right components, design, construction, engineering and manufacturing partners through to colours and design. We use international elite cyclists to test all of our bikes and this culmination has seen Kinesis UK flourish and grow.
The Kinesis Aithein is a fast paced British designed racing machine. Advanced, Superplastic Formed Super lightweight frame. Stout and stiff Tapered Headtube with Matching tuned full carbon fork. Power transfer BB86 bottom bracket. The Aithein is ready to ride fast and take on your local Crit league Seat Post: 31.6mm Seat Clamp: 34.9mm. Front Mech: Braze-on fitting BB: ‘BB86? Headset: Integrated, 41.8ø upper, 51.8ø lower, for taper head tube. FSA No.42/ACB headset included with frame • Advanced, Superplastic Formed, ‘Anti Gravity’ seat tube, adds immense core stability to the frame, allowing us to lighten the main tubes. • Super lightweight: 1200g for 56cm frame. • 330g monocoque carbon, taper 1.5” fork. • Taper Head tube. • Wide ‘BB86’ Bottom Bracket shell mates perfectly to the shaped SPF seat tube, ensuring efficient conversion of rider input into maximum power at the wheel. • Tough anodised frame finish with laser-etched graphics and special decals. • Weight limit 14st. Headset - Both bearings are ‘ACB’, meaning ‘Angular Contact Bearings’. The head-tube seat angle is 45º. The headset drops into a tapered seat in the head tube and is tensioned using a headset tensioner within the fork steerer. Tensioning the headset centres it on the taper and prevents any play. The larger lower bearing allows a tapered steerer and larger crown. This gives sharper response and helps reduce flex under braking. BB86: Wide, stable and durable, the BB86 standard bottom-bracket is ideal for the Aithein frame and mates perfectly with the wide ‘AntiGravity’ seat tube. Internal bearing cups are pressed into the bottom-bracket shell and standard external BB bearings set inside these cups, this avoids the metal to metal contact of other BB types. Cranks with 24mm spindle work with this system. KINESIUM: Developed by Kinesis International, Kinesium is a superb tubing for use in lightweight, high performance frames. Kinesium is enhanced 6000 series Aluminium alloy, which is 25% stronger than 6061 at the same weight level. SPF: The Aithein uses Kinesis developed ‘SuperPlastic Formed’ tubing technology for it’s unique seat tube. SPF is the modern version of ‘Hydroforming’, it uses far higher temps. to produce complicated shapes in thinner wall tubing than was possible with Hydroforming. The result is lighter weight tubing that can be formed to make the frame perform exactly as we require. FORK: The Aithein uses a specially developed, 330g monocoque carbon, taper 1.5” fork. ULTRA SMOOTH WELD PROFILE: This frame is joined using Kinesis developed smooth weld technology, giving tough, stress-free welds and clean appearance. The welding technique performed without secondary finishing or sanding, so weld bead and tube are left at full strength. ANTIGRAVITY SEAT TUBE: The SPF ‘AntiGravity’ seat-tube gives huge ‘core stability’ to the frame, it means the main tubes are under less torsional strain and means we can lighten them. The wide base and special profile of this advanced tube keeps the BB stable and delivers maximum power output at the wheel.
Our classic winter training frame, re-imagined to be better than ever
We’ve made big changes to our much loved Kinesis winter training frame for 2017.
Our biggest selling frame has been updated to 6061 tubing and this has helped us drop the weight by over 200gms, whilst providing tangible improvements in ride quality.
We’ve also switched to a tapered headtube, so the Kinesis T3 now has a perfect match for a full carbon Tracer fork, for sharper and more responsive handling.
The hugely popular Racelight geometry remains, as does the ability to cover miles in all weathers, whilst putting a smile on your face.
If you thought this Racelight frame was good before, this completely new T3 version will seriously impress you! Seat Post: 27.2mm Seat Clamp: 31.8mm Front Mech: 31.8mm BB: 68mm - British Headset : Integrated, 41.8ø upper, 51.8ø lower, for taper head tube. T3 frame includes barrel adjusters and BB cable guide Carbon Tapered Fork