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FEATURE I BIKE REVIEW - £999.99


it increases its appeal as a multi-purpose form of transportation especially with the addition of eyelets and tabs for panniers. Great for that lengthy touring trip. Its performance was excellent; it handles corners efficiently and was as happy amongst the urban streets as the country lanes. The sporty race geometry and Freedom By WTB Racine tyres making the expected tight turns a simple and effortless exercise. I have spoken to several people about this bike and some


found the reach rather long which bemused me as I found the riding position agreeable and ergonomically perfect. The Shimano TIAGRA groupset performed faultlessly through its stay with smooth transitions ably assisted by the chainset and rear sprocket which are also a revelation.


I liked the FSA seatpost, it was comfortable and sturdy masking any deterioration in the road surface and with addition of the excellent FSA


SPECIFICATION:


Double bottle mounts, rack mounts points and guard mount points are standard. The complete bike comes is 6 sizes from 48cm to 63cm frame for £999.99 Frame only is also an option in 3 colour ways Black / Blue / White for £239.99 if a self-build is more your thing. www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/products/ racelight/t2


KINESIS T2 COMPLETE BIKE BUILD LIST Headset: FSA Orbit IS Bar: FSA Vero Compact 420mm x 31.8 Stem: FSA OS-190 110mm 31.8 Seat Post: FSA SL 280 Brakes: Tektro R317 Long Drop Caliper Crankset: FSA Vero Compact 34/50T Bottom Bracket: FSA Power Spline 68 x 108mm Chain: KMC STI Shifters: Shimano TIAGRA ST-4600 Front Mech: Shimano TIAGRA FD-4600 Rear Mech: Shimano TIAGRA RD-4600SS Cassette: Shimano TIAGRA CS-4600 12-28T Saddle: Freedom By WTB KinesisUK AON Wheelset: Shimano R501 Bar Tape: VELO Black Cork Tape Tyres: Freedom By WTB Racine Mudguards: Future Forms SP-33S, 700C Seat Clamp: Kalloy 31.8mm


Vero Compact 34/50T crankset and the responsive Tektro R317 Long Drop Caliper brakes this is definitely a bike that should adorn everyone’s garage. If you are still not convinced, then its price tag of just under £1000 falls within the threshold of the “Ride-2-Work” scheme and the associated Tax Free benefits provided by some employers. It’s a no brainer really, a stunning bike, that performs brilliantly in all environments and conditions, Where’s my Ride-2-Work form?


January 2015 I Cycling World


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