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Posted on: April 30, 2010
possibly have your pee a bit less in the middle of the trail next time? thanks
it’s interesting to get the review as i have a decade but instead run it with 130mm forks, short stem and wide risers and have found it to be very compliant so far, however your comments are duly noted and i might try winding down the forks and the whole front end to see how it changes things.
I want my bike to be that colour. Anyone know the closest powdercoatable colour?
tom84 – Tim was just taking a photie, don’t worry
flat bars are a bit of a misnomer, cos aint you using the sweep of the bars to make them like low, low risers?
Lovely set up, almost identical to how I’ve got my Duster set up, for all the same reasons.
However, I’ve gone this far and can’t help thinking that next step is an nice light alu singlespeed frame with the same geometry, but there only seems to be one on the market (Endorfin) and it has a really short top tube.
The search continues!
Why a Kinesis when a Five would do the job better?
(for a start…) Bike weight: 23.5 lbs, frame price: £349
If only it didn’t remind me of a Raleigh Lizard…
looks like you’ve a large (50cm) frame there benji… how tall are you? (if you dont mind my asking) i’m wanting one of these but at 6ft2 and a bit, i dont know if it’d be long enough for me :S
im 6 1 and im using the 50cm plenty long enough for me using a lay back post and 60mm stem
I do want one so badly but am trying out a (2nd hand) Handjob first for the slacker angles.
[quote]10: ooOOoo – May 2nd, 2010 If only it didn’t remind me of a Raleigh Lizard…
…want one even more!
Bridleway Ha ha ha!
albash82 – I’m a smidge over 6ft
any chance we can see some rides on the other Kinesis bikes, like the 120 or XC3.
I am looking for a geared XC trail bike and the decade seems a bit on the heavy side, form your previous builds.
the Maxlights seem to suit the bill but not seen alot of reviews and again the one i have seen, Radar they complained about the low BB.
planning of using pace RC40s so 100/130 travel so looking for a frame that will ride nicely in this range. have an planet X armadillo that i was using at 130, then dropped the travel to 110 and the bike felt much happier, but still very high BB so feel a bit to perched on the whole thing.
Yep. We’ll be getting a XC3 in very shortly.
will look forward to seeing it in the mag!
How does it compare to the Dialled PA or the 456 or even the pipedream sirius – all in the same ballpark price. In fact – how about a cheap steel hardtails group test?? please….!!!
Cheap steel shoot-out would be a great idea – think of the offerings in here from Ragley, Rock Lobster, On-One, Charge, Kinesis… These are the kinds of bikes a lot of us can actually afford, ride all the time and seriously want to buy. Serial updaters like myself can spring a few hundred every couple of years and enjoy trying out new frames. I can’t remember the last time I bought a whole bike at once (Oh sh*t, I can actually, 1992!) so this is the kind of stuff we like…
This has been a great write up over the months on the Versa, I really feel like I’ve got a good picture of it now, so thanks for ‘ranking one for the team’.
Do you have a linky to the burly build you did with the Thor fork please?
I am looking for a LeeQuarry/Gisburn skill building steel frame.
I have some Pikes to put on and would probably set the frame up as 1*9 or SS.
I am also thinking of a Blue Pig but I like the idea of the sliding dropout for SS.
My other bike is an Orange 5.
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