Looking at buying a aithein frame, anyone got one? Its a long time since I had a aluminium frame…..
I was going to build it up for a winter bike. Our club rides don’t slow down in winter so I need a racey bike for winter. I was going to put the crudguards on it and to counteract the expected harshness I was going to put a carbon post and run 25mm tyres…anyone do this?
And I wouldn’t say it was particularly harsh. Firm yes, but harsh no.
Kinesis do other frames if you want 25mm tyres and guards though. Why do people think Kinesis; think good value frames and then try to make the Kinesis race frame into a winter bike? You just wouldn’t do it on a big brand race bik….or would you??? So why do it with the Aithein?
I’ve got one cos I’m happy to make do without mudguards and don’t want the compromise of a heavier not as racey frame – I haven’t even tried the Aithein with 23mm tyres and crudguards though there are some in the spares box.
But they’re ace frames and Kinesis warranty back up is excellent!
I don’t find mine harsh at all. I did 1100km in 4 days and didn’t have any discomfort.
People expect to it be harsh as thats what they are told aluminium is like, but I have ridden carbon bikes that are more uncomfortable.
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