- Cheap eBay Kinesis Frames – any good?
It's made of kinesis alloy tubes, but not necessarily by kinesis. (Their own frames usually look a bit more adventurous in terms of tube profiles or hydroforming, and have paint and logos on them). It is not a bad price but neither is it worth lot more than what they are asking for it. You would get the same sort of thing second hand on the classifieds here for half that.
Having said that my brother has an old (kinesis tube sticker on it) merlin malt one which looks almost exactly like that one, cost about as much and its fine; lightish responsive and sensible handling with a 100mm fork. Sentimental value to me too, as it was my first 'proper' bike build. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
I'm looking to build a single-speed MTB. I've been MTB'ing for donkies years, but never tried the single-speed option.
Mates who I cycle with, have talked me (bullied me) into having a go at the single-speed world and I want to build up a nice cheap rig – just in case I don't take to it.
These Kinesis frames on eBay look almost too good to be true – £79.99 (£95 delivered) – has anyone bought one or have any opinions with respect to them?Posted 8 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
All terrain cycles have some old Handsome dog frames they're selling off cheap too:Posted 8 years ago
I have looked at that frame on ebay a few times, not sure about the Kinesis bit at all, it looks very similar to the cheap XC frame from CRC or the Dirty Jo frame, that as far as I can tell are one and the same frame too.
I had a Dirty Jo frame I builtup as a SS and it was a great frame, light and responsive and not at all harsh.
Others to look at are the Bee 1 frames at CRC AT £120 or just spend another £80 and your into a On One Scandal & its all ready for SS so you can save the cost of a tensioner… Thats assuming you after a light frame, if you aint bothered about that go for the steel Inbred.
DJ built as SSPosted 8 years ago
It makes me wonder why anyone would spend any more on a Alu frame.
My frame weighs ~1.7kg and the fully built bike weighs in at just over 22lbs. Climbs like a Billy Goat on speed.
The lightness makes technical singletrack exciting (!!) as it's a bit twitchy, but it's all part of the fun – and after all that's what it's all about 😀Posted 8 years agowenanwhereMember
Does anyone know if these frames are still knocking about, can’t seem to find them? Found this on ebay, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MTB-frame-Triplebutted-aluminium-5-sizes-not-Brand-X-/260691724024?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&var=&hash=item82639c5009#ht_1566wt_982 similar?
I’m after something with rack mounts as well, cant tell from the pics?Posted 6 years ago
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