Set for October delivery, Kinesis UK has introduced a third model to its adventure category in the G2.
Priced to be more affordable than the hit Tripster and ATR builds, the £1,500 G2 is said to carry much the same DNA as its big brothers. Despite the lower price, the build is still very capable with SRAM’s Rival hydraulic group and Schwalbe’s G-One 40mm tyres.
Available in four sizes, the geometry is a refined take on the Tripster and ‘Cross bikes, but with slightly shorter head tubes, enabling an improvement in road and cross posturing in the saddle. The chainstays too are shorter in a bid to deliver a more punchy power delivery.
“We have also listened carefully to feedback regarding the smaller sizes,” said a Kinesis UK spokesperson.
This means that the smallest model now has a semi-sloping top tube (a size 51 measure’s at 49cm C-T). This was done to bring the small’s comfort in-line with the larger models, i.e. more seat post extension adding comfort in the saddle. The design also increases stand over clearance where shorter legs can struggle with squarer/traditional frames.
The small slope (with a standard reach) along with a shorter stem has also helped us deal with occasional toe overlap issue a small minority of people had experienced. This is all part of a new Kinesis UK Rider Fit Design Process.
The G2 is practical for all seasons with full rack and guard mounts. The frame has clearance for 700x40c tyres (38c with guards). For more comfort and control, a flared handlebar and a shorter stem are specced as standard (80mm/90mm/90mm/100mm on S/M/L/XL frame sizes).
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The G2’s introduction closely follows the launch of a new XC hardtail, dubbed the X, that’s also designed with adventure in mind.