Bruce from Kinesis stopped by last week, and we managed to wrangle a sneak-peek of the new Maxlight Phase out of him: It’s an aluminium frame, designed for trail riding, hooning with your mates etc, so it’s not a head-down XC frame by any stretch of the imagination. It’s got a 67 degree head angle (pretty slack for a 29er/27.5+), 72.3 degree seat angle and 430mm chainstays. Looks like a lot of fun…
There’s a neat little yoke to keep the back end short and stiff, with enough clearance for a 1x chainring. Press fit BB, and some very chunky looking welds.
A neat little brake mount already welded on to save faff. And it’s 148 Boost on the rear to boot!
We rather like the graphics…
Kinesium – It’s a manufacturing process apparently. The frame comes with lots of internal routing for nice clean lines, too.
And some groovy shaped tubes all over the shop. Looks very tidy to us. It’s designed around a 140mm fork – lots of fun.
Price is going to be £399 for the frame, and you should be able to get your paws on one before Christmas, so start asking Santa nicely…
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