Maxlight’s New FF29, er, 29er

by Chipps 4

Here are a few pics from Core Bike to cheer up your Monday morning. They show the ‘nearly final’ prototype 29er from Kinesis. Like its stablemates, the Crosslight and Racelight, it’ll be called the Maxlight and should be out late spring. This bike here is unpainted and had stickers glued on it, but the final version will come in three colours.

Near enough how it's going to look. Only it'll have paint...

 

Here's the prototype 29er rigid fork from Kinesis. Full carbon, 490mm, tapered and a claimed 590g. £274.99

 

Production headtube will be a hair longer to fit the taper of tapered forks better

 

Estimated frame weight is 1600g for a 39.5cm frame.

 

Ignore this dropout, it'll change. That's what prototypes are for...

Kinesis UK is very excited about the new bike and reckon it’s going to be a ‘grin inducing… trail destroyer’ for aggressive trail riders. So expect to be able to run 120mm forks and a dropper post if you like. Geometry is a fast 72/74. It’ll come in black, grey and green and will cost £499.99 for the frame, or there’ll be a number of ‘chassis’ part builds which will include the neat carbon rigid fork or an X-Fusion suspension fork. Reynolds carbon trail wheels are also a possibility…

 

Check out www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/products/maxlight for more details in a month…

 

 

Comments (4)

  1. Won’t the brake mount require more spoons?

  2. Near enough how it’s going to look. Only it’ll have paint…
    Shame – I’m not a fan of the look of most Maxlight frames, but this one looks great with graphics-over-raw.

  3. not really bowled over by this, cant see any reason to have the maxlight over the likes of the XTC 29,scale etc… its just not very pretty

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