Kinesis 29er on the way – FF29
[Kinesis Fanboy] (BTW I am not employed in anyway by Kinesis but we do have 3 in the garage!)
Not a 29er owner but does look nice 🙂
“Frame only. Frame with ‘IX’ carbon fork. Frame with XFusion suspension fork. Frame with fork of your choice + Reynolds XC29er wheels.”
[/Kinesis Fanboy]Posted 6 years ago
@C_Klein – yeah looked the same but they obviously proto’d the rear carbon wishbones found on the XCPro2/3 Maxlights – maybe thats also an option in teh future but prob not?
Yeah still in post-proto from what I hear – final versions not in yet i.e. all colours for photoshoots/website etc?Posted 6 years ago
Never throw a bike together from bits you have in the office : / And if you do, don’t post pics! Will I ever learn this lesson? Probably not.
Anyway…all things being well, the FF29 will be in the UK Feb/March 2012. Pricing will be under the £500 mark.
Carbon fork will be an option and looks much better without the White painted part! It’s light and performs very well if you like that sort of thing. If you don’t, geometry is set for a 100>120mm susp fork.
Carbon wishbone version is p.type for an ‘XC Race’ version. It will have different d.tube and geometry to this trail version and will be available late 2012 after we have tested various p.types.Posted 6 years ago
No swapable d.outs on first ones. I p.typed them [you can just see them here http://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/project29/ ] But wasn’t happy with them yet, so we will continue to develop and will bring out swapable d.out version when they are right.
Sounds promising. Please keep is updated on singlespeed version. Nicest looking new 29er frame I’ve seen.Posted 6 years ago
‘Gopping’ means good right?
Nope, gopping bad 🙁
They look like a set of rigid maverick SUC’s and don’t fit the headtube properly?
Actualy doesnt look half as bad from the side, butt hey still dont look like the frame and fork were designed together like say a Swift or a Niner.Posted 6 years ago
Version with dropouts as shown is around 1650ish as far as I remember. Fixed DO version will be slightly lighter. ‘XCRace’ version will have lighter/re-profiled d.tube + carbon stay, hoping it will lose 2/300g.
Thanks Dom, sounds like some decent weights there. If the XCRace version can nudge 3lbs that’ll be very impressive.Posted 6 years ago
A 3lb nudger should be possible, Fraze has built his p.type racer up at 21.6lbs. Scroll down here http://kinesismorvelo-frazer-clifford.posterous.com/Posted 6 years ago
thisisnotaspoon Fork crown and HT dia are exactly the same, maybe not so clear in the pic.
Indeed they are, its the white/black thats not helping in the photos. Makes it look like thers a huge step between the headtube and the crown.
Wait until you see the finished fork with a frame before you make up your mind. Although I think you already have ; ]
Yep, I’ll definately considder one, I like the frame, just reserving judgement on the fork for the time being.Posted 6 years agoSamMember
Looks good Dom. HT looks very short – sure it will work with older RS tapered steerer suspension forks (72mm taper) – meaning HT needs to be greater than ~100mm (depending on whether zerostack or integrated)? Fox are 63mm so give you a bit more room to play, and I think the new RS forks are shorter taper as well. Anyhow – sure you’ve thought about all of this! 🙂Posted 6 years ago
Looks good Dom. HT looks very short – sure it will work with older RS tapered steerer suspension forks (72mm taper) – meaning HT needs to be greater than ~100mm (depending on whether zerostack or integrated)?
Thanks : ] This is one of the original med. p.type’s which had 90mm HT’s. This is what I think is ideal geometry wise, but for production I have increased HT’s to: sml-95. med-110. lrg-125. 1. To increase weld area, as this frame is supposed to be ridden hard. 2. To accommodate longer tapers, although most of the new crop seem to have around 80mm taper, because fork makers have realised we want to get the HT’s short for proper performance.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for your feedback, appreciated.
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