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Old 12-03-08, 05:36 PM   #1
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Kinesis frame : thoughts

Does any one have experience or an opinion about Kinesis brand triathlon bikes?
I picked up a frame and fork, never used for $200
It is essentially this frame but not for retail.

I already have many parts that i could throw together, I just want to know if this would be worth investing in a good wheelset and bars or if i should try to build up a sub $1k bike.
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Old 12-09-08, 01:02 AM   #2
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I just got the cheapest set of RevXs ever so it looks like i have that problem solved.
But still, no one has heard of the brand?
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Nothing special, it'll do though. Build it up and enjoy it
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I just got the cheapest set of RevXs ever so it looks like i have that problem solved.
But still, no one has heard of the brand?
I think Kinesis is a aluminium frame fabricator based in Portland Oregon and they make a lot of mountain bike frames for some of the big name MTB brands. I'm surprised to see that they released a bike frame under their own brand tho...

Not sure if they have a sister company in Taiwan, but have a look and see where it's made (should be down the lower end of the seat tube. Regardless, the build on those frames should be top notch as the fabricator has been around (invisibly) for a long time now, with a wealth of experience one would expect.

Looks good...

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This frame was built in portland, it is not a retail model so i know it is just off the factory floor when the portland factory closed months ago. Also the carbon fork is unpainted, un-lacquered, just dry.
The rear triangle is carbon and the front triangle is aluminum.
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Old 12-12-08, 09:56 AM   #6
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I don't have anything really constructive to add except that I like it! You'll have a very unique Tri-bike, and in reality, the brand name doesn't mean a damn thing. If you evaluate it and determine it has good build quality, who cares what it says on the side?
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This frame was built in portland, it is not a retail model so i know it is just off the factory floor when the portland factory closed months ago. Also the carbon fork is unpainted, un-lacquered, just dry.
The rear triangle is carbon and the front triangle is aluminum.
I'm sad to hear that the factory closed

In some cases I like the look of "flat" carbon...

You have a one-of-a-kind bike, with the brand of a Portland company that once played a part in the history of the bicycle industry. You're from Portland right? I say, ride it with pride!

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if the frame fits ya got a deal...taiwan made like everything else..enjoy it gte good wheels
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