AEROgrade brushed Ti3AL/2.5V frame
Tapered milled head tube with matching full carbon fork.
Internal cable routing for both cable and electronic wires
Integrated Mudguard and Rack mounts
The GF Ti V3 has fantastic tyre clearance for wide tyres and mudguards
FRAME PARTS KIT GUIDE
• Tapered milled head tube with integrated tapered headset
• 31.6mm seatpost fitting
• 34.9mm seat clamp (Ti and Ti bolt included )
• Clearance for 30mm tyres
• Long drop 47mm - 57mm
• Sizes: 48cm- 51cm – 54cm – 55.5cm - 57cm – 60cm
•Frame includes : ’Tracer’ full-carbon monocoque, taper steerer fork/Ti Clamp/FSA taper 1.5 Headset/Stainless bottle bolts (does not include rubber grommets)
• Totally new taper head tube. Machined from billet and engraved with ‘Kinesis UK’ icon.
• Now with clearance for 28c [depending on brand] when using full size ‘guards [refer to FAQ's 16]. Geometry is set for long-reach [47-57mm] calipers, this gives far more clearance for larger tyres.
• New ‘Tracer 1.5′ Taper 1.5, 450g, monocoque carbon fork with eyelets and clearance for full-size ‘guards and long-drop calipers.
• Tough 7mm dropouts are double-eyeletted to easily accomodate rack and mudguard stays and our own brake bridge gives maximum tyre clearance.
• Top tube is re-profiled with horizontal ovalisation, giving greater lateral stiffness when out of the saddle, complimenting the new fork and headtube.
• Down tube is Bi-ovalised where it meets the BB and Headtube.
• Increased BB drop for stability at speed, precision cornering and better fit.
• Welds at highly stressed area’s like the head tube and BB are ‘double pass’, ensuring proper penetration and a decent fillet on the second pass.
• Seat stays are curved with a 2m radius, providing silky smooth comfort over long distances. Chain stays are deep section and set wide at the BB for stability, we use ‘Bullet’ ends to finish them off perfectly.
• All eyelets are welded, not riveted, so they will never come loose. There is a ‘chain keeper’ on the RHS seat stay to neatly hold the chain when the wheel is out.
• All stops, including down tube adjusters are slotted, making cable servicing much easier, adjusters are high qual. anodised alloy.
Hand brushed finish with heat cured decals.
The Kinesis GF_Ti is said to provide the holy grail not just of titanium bikes, but road bikes the world over – giving speed, comfort and agility in a lightweight package.
Aimed at the sportive rider, or even weekend tourer, its versatility and do-it-all nature is borne out by mudguard and rack mounts, as well as 28c tyres.
First impression: In the first five miles of our test loop, this bike does enough to convince us that it’s the most comfortable bike on test.
Beyond the way in which the wide-diameter, high-volume tyres damp out the imperfections, the frame is perfectly designed for a long ride on a bad road.
Imagine what it’d be like on fresh, summer road surfaces.
On the road: Very rarely does a bike build gel so well as this one.
First, the level of comfort from the rear end is almost other-worldly, with any harshness taken out of the ride by the design of the seatstays and lowering the pressure of the 28c tyres.
The front end is almost equally flawless, with precise, assured handling and a quality set of bars.
The wheels: For in-house hoops, they’re impressive, and not only spin up with some eagerness, but also have real long-term durability.
Handling: The fairly long wheelbase and relaxed steering geometry of the GF_Ti mean nothing’s ever going to get out of hand.
Even on some of the more rapid descents of our loop, the front end remained composed under quick direction changes, bumps in the road, and when adjusting our line mid-corner.
Which isn’t to say that it’s not a fairly agile machine.
Build Quality: Weld quality was the best on test, while bowed seatstays act as built-in shock absorbers. The stunning tapered head tube looks like a metal hourglass
Updated classic gets even better with wider tyres and disc brakes
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"Near superbike capabilities in a frame that is just at home on the commute, audaxing, sportives and much much more. It's a looker too".
"A great bike just got better; the tweaks that Kinesis have made to the frame have worked for the best".
"Against its competition it holds all the cards. As a frameset it's the same price as the Equilibrium Ti but handles better and is a much more exciting ride and the Sabbath September we've also tested has nowhere near the speed capabilities".
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“Kinesis really has achieved the perfect balance with what is arguably — in my experience at least — a difficult material to get just right in a bike frame.”
The finish of the frame is exquisite. Compared to equivalent frames by rival Ti manufacturers it is incredibly good value.
But the main thing is that it rides superbly. If this were my bike I’d ride through the winter on this spec quite happily.
So it seems as though Kinesis really has achieved the perfect balance with what is arguably a difficult material to get just right in a bike frame.
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Winner › Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti A versatile any-time-of-the-year ride
rather have one bike than three? the Gran Fondo ti has it covered
The Kinesis GF Ti is a strong contender for the ‘only bike you need’ prize
Super-versatile all-rounder with state of the art construction
The ride is subtly compliant rather than magic carpet but still gives respite from poor roads
The aluminium hoops (Reynolds Stratus Pro) are impressively light and spin up to speed with inspiring alacrity
The kinesis carbon fork, with its deep blades….a notable accuracy to the front end. The tapered steerer and oversized main tubes help, lending the GF Ti considerable poise and confidence.
There’s little sign of the stereotypical titanium twang.
..the Kinesis Gran Fondo Ti, a superbly versatile bike that’ll turn its hand to almost anything, at any time of year. Big tyres and mudguards for winter, rack on for some ultra-light
touring, light wheels for some sportive action – the GF Ti is a strong contender for the ‘only bike you need’ prize as well as our test winner.
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