Kinesis R1 - Complete 1x Road Bike - Kinesis Bikes
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R1 ROAD BIKE


BIKE TEST WINNER
Cycling Plus - Jan 2020

"Our winner is – at the time of writing – the first Kinesis R1 in the UK. Based on its lively ride feel, up-to-date 1x drivetrain, simplicity and execution, it’s a deserved winner.

Riding year round in whatever the weather gods throw at you is hard enough, but the R1 feels fresh and a very capable and rewarding place to be."

£1,500.00

The R1 is the latest complete bike from Kinesis UK, following on the success of the G2 complete gravel bike and heavily influenced by our award winning Kinesis RTD and 4S road frames. The R1 is a 1x road bike aimed at riders of all abilities and experiences.

With the MTB and Cyclocross bikes now firmly entrenched with 1x and the burgeoning Gravel scene going the same way, we’ve seen many road riders experimenting and using 1x Road set ups, including many members of the KinesisUK Team.

The R1 is aimed at the cyclist craving simplicity, reliability and the capability a 1x drivetrain can offer: in short a bike they can just get on and ride and have fun.

The R1 would make a great everyday road bike with an easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain drivetrain for their commute, their spins into the countryside and their trip to cafe. With this in mind we have specified the R1 with true ride-anywhere gear ratios, more than enough for the steepest climbs and the fastest descent.

We’ve also specified room for a 30c tyre with full mudguards, and mounts for a pannier rack. The R1 features our Kinesis Rider Fit Geometry to give better fit and more consistent handling for a wider range of riders. The smallest size has a semi sloping top tube for greater seat post extension increasing the comfort. Longer reaches (recommended for use with shorter stems) mean there is less toe overlap on the smaller sizes and improves the handling on the larger sizes eliminating the need to run a long stem to achieve the correct fit.

FEND OFF Mudguards sold separately.



Cycling Plus – January 2020 – Wintry Ride Test Winner

"Understated class, great practicality and excellent ride quality."

Full Review Here



BikeRadar

"You might think that a straight-tubed frame would feel a little dull, but the R1 has an instant zing when pressing the pedals."

Full Article Here

Colour: Pebble


Frame: Kinesis R1 Double Butted Alloy 6061


Fork: Kinesis R1 Full UD Carbon


Headset: FSA Sealed Bearing No. 42 Integrated Road


Shift Levers: SRAM Apex 1 HRD


Rear Mech: SRAM Apex 1 Long Cage


Chain: SRAM PC1110 with POWERLOCK


Bottom Bracket: SRAM BB GXP


Brakes: SRAM Apex 1 HYD 160 mm Rotors


Cassette: SRAM PG-1130 POWERGLIDE 11-42


Crankset: SRAM Apex 1 XSYNC 44t S(51):170 mm M(54):172.5 mm L(57):172.5 mm XL(60):175 mm


Front Hub: Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12 mm x 100 mm Through Axle


Rear Hub: Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12 mm x 142 mm Through Axle


Rims: Alex Rims 1.9P Tubeless Compatible


Tyre: Schwalbe G-ONE Speed 700x30c Folding


Seatpost: Kinesis Alloy 6061 27.2 mm x 350 mm


Handlebar: Kinesis Alloy 6061 S(51):42 cm M(54):44 cm L(57):44 cm XL(60):46 cm


Stem: Kinesis Alloy 6061 6° Rise S(51):80 mm M(54):90 mm L(57):90 mm XL(60):100 mm


Bar Tape: Black Cork Bar Tape


Saddle: Selle Italia X3 Black


Bike Weight: 9.5 kg Complete (Size Large 57 cm)


FEND OFF Mudguards sold separately.

The chart below compares our Kinesis R1 1x gearing with a common double chainset gearing



The R1x bike will be delivered 95% built

• The rotor needs fitting to front wheel (rotor is boxed between the front wheel and frame, and the lockring is in the spares/manuals box).
• The front wheel needs fitting.
• You’ll need to align the front brake.
• Handlebars need fitting to the stem (the stem comes fitted with a positive rise, and all 3x10mm spacers under the stem).
• Seatpost needs fitting (saddle attached to post).
• The pedal washers are tied to the crank arms.
• The Kinesis R1x bike has been checked prior to packing, however before your first ride the bike must have a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) by an authorised Kinesis Dealer.


Also the R1x bike comes with some spares and manuals in a separate box, in the bike box:

• Front rotor lockring (as mentioned above).
• Wheel reflectors.
• Frame reflectors.
• Quick Release axle manuals.
• SRAM rotor manual.

R1

  Frame Size Seat Tube S* (51) M (54) L (57) XL (60)
A
Seat Tube Length C-T
490
540
570
600
B
Top Tube Length Effective
532
545
561
580
C
Head Tube Length
130
146
172
204
D
Head Tube Angle
71
72
72
72
E
Seat Tube Angle
74
74
74
74
F
Bottom Bracket Drop
70
70
70
70
G
Chain Stay Length
420
420
420
420
H
Front Centre
591
595
612
632
I
Wheelbase
1001
1005
1022
1042
J
Stack
538
557
582
612
K
Reach
378
385
394
404
L
Fork Length
378
378
378
378
M
Fork Rake
45
45
45
45
*Semi-Sloping
 
Hover Over Chart for Geometry Illustrations

Choosing the correct bike size for you depends on the type of bike your after, your height, your riding style, and your preference of fit.

A correct fitting bike will provide a more comfortable, more efficient and more fun ride.

Kinesis’s bike size guide gives you some general advice on choosing the right size. It is a guide only and we always recommend visiting one of our stores or contacting one of our experts from our contact us page.

To get started, think about your style of riding, measure your height and see the sizing guide below.

However there is no substitute for good old fashioned advice from your local bike shop, we have a list of dealers here and they will be able to help you with your sizing and bike setup prior to building it.


R1-size-guide

Cycling Plus - Wintry Wonders - Full Article Here


WE SAY...
"The Kinesis R1 is a great example of simplicity executed perfectly."

"This is yet another Kinesis frameset that’s ideally suited to typical British conditions."


BUY IF...
"You want a year-round, reliable workhorse that’s a lot of fun to boot."


THE VERDICT...
"Understated class, great practicality and excellent ride quality."


AND THE WINNER IS...
KINESIS R1
"Elegance and simplicity perfected."

"Our winner is – at the time of writing – the first Kinesis R1 in the UK. Based on its lively ride feel, up-to-date 1x drivetrain, simplicity and execution, it’s a deserved winner.
Riding year round in whatever the weather gods throw at you is hard enough, but the R1 feels fresh and a very capable and rewarding place to be."





BikeRadar

"You might think that a straight-tubed frame would feel a little dull, but the R1 has an instant zing when pressing the pedals."

"It’s an elegant frame with a tapered head-tube leading to pleasingly round main tubes and seatstays. The chainstays are subtly ovalised vertically and crimped for chainring clearance."

"The high 44×11 gear is equivalent to 52×13 and pedalling at 35mph doesn’t require more than a normal cadence. I didn’t find the gear jumps to be a problem, and there’s no ratio duplication."

Full Article Here

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