Kinesis Granfondo Ti Disc Brake Frameset
The new titanium disc frame ready to take you the distance
- AEROgrade brushed Ti3AL/2.5V frame.
- Tapered milled head tube with matching full carbon Flat Mount disc fork.
- Integral Forged rear Titanium Shimano disc flat mount.
- Integrated Mudguard and Rack mounts.
- Fantastic tyre clearance for wide tyres, mudguards and grime.
- Custom Drawn: Ti3AL/2.5V tubeset.
- Internal cable routing: DI2 compatibility.
- Fork: ‘TRACER DISC 1.5' Full carbon fork with Shimano 'Flat Mount' and mudguard eyelets.
- Disc Mount: Inboard Shimano Disc Flat Mount.
- Includes Headset, 34.9mm Seat Clamp, 160mm Post Mount Brake Adaptors and all DI2/Mechanical cable guides.
- Seat Post: 31.6mm
- Front mech: 34.9mm.
- BB: 68mm. British.
- Headset :ntegrated, 41.8ø upper, 51.8ø lower, for taper head tube. FSA No.42/ACB headset included with frame.
CSCornetteThe pictures do not do this frame justice. And it is just as nice to ride as it is to look at. After building it with an Ultegra hydraulic groupset with compact crankset, an 11-34T cassette, ergo handlebars, and HED alloy wheels with Conti 28mm tires and tubes (with fenders), I've put a few moderately long rides on it and can say that it is a responsive, fun bike to ride. It handles well with surprising steering, and is remarkably stiff. The carbon fork and my carbon seat tube match the tuned stays for solid shock absorption. All of that makes it just as comfortable after 25 miles as when you first get on. I'm looking forward to having time to put in some 50+ days. I doubt I'll hit a century before the snow and ice arrive, but (and this was the whole reason for building a Ti bike, I'll feel confident riding all the way until the roads start to ice up. Rain, mud, and grit just won't be an issue. The little touches also make this frame a true beauty - the proprietary welding at the joints leaves joints that are lovely to look at and allow for a naked Ti finish that is stunning. Also, the curve of the stays and the Ti hoods over the dropouts are gorgeous. When you build, routing the cables and hydraulic lines is very easy with one exception. The hydraulic line pass through in the non-drive side chain stay can be tough. The more rigid hydraulic line doesn't want to make that bend easily, but if you are patient and stick with it, it will make it. You might want to twist it left and right a bit with gentle yet firm forward pressure. Additionally, I've added a small dab of transparent silicone sealant on the holes the hydraulic lines pass in and out through. This is to help keep water out. All in all, after very nervously making this purchase on an expensive frame I was not able to see in person first (I live in the US), I am fully satisfied and highly recommend this frame to anyone seeking to build a Ti bike. I look forward to many years of rainy-day commutes and off-season training rides on this gorgeous piece of art.