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Kinesis - Frame - Fernweh

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Colour: Titanium

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We collaborated closely with Kinesis ambassador Emma Osenton to develop a bike-packing MTB frame capable of enduring the most challenging of adventure rides. The result is the Fernweh.

A truly versatile frameset, the Fernweh is constructed from lightweight cold-drawn seamless 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing, offering both exceptional strength and rider comfort.

In 2018, Emma completed the demanding Grenzsteintrophy along the former East-West German border patrol track, an experience that significantly influenced this project. Emma played a crucial role in refining the frame design to ensure an optimal fit for the rider along with all the necessary gear. She also coined the name Fernweh, a German word that conveys 'a longing for far-off places.'

Our goal was to create a unique frameset that is rugged and dependable, yet as comfortable, efficient, and lightweight as possible. If the Fernweh were a car, it would be comparable to a Paris-Dakar rally car - capable of going anywhere, in any way. How far will you take yours?

Features

Titanium tubing — Cold drawn seamless 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing and machined headtube, for ultimate strength and rider comfort.
Choice of fork — Optional Columbus Futura Adventure carbon fork. This new fork is fitted with a ‘flip-chip’ to allow adjustment of the rake of the fork between 45mm and 50mm. It has 110mm Boost spacing, internal dynamo and brake hose routing, cargo mounts and clearance for 29 x 3” tyres.
Plenty of room for tyre choice — Dropped, flat chainstay yoke gives rear-end compliance and clearance for 29” Plus tyres.
Wheelset — 148 x 12mm Boost rear axle spacing is compatible with most modern MTB wheelsets.
Travel further afield — Multiple bottle and luggage mounts ensure that you can carry all the gear you need.
Seatpost — Dropper post compatible for when the terrain gets steep.
GW Switch Lever Thru Axles — Clean and simple design with a removable lever.
Attention to detail — Colour laser etched graphics ensure your ride stays looking fresh throughout its life.

Specification

FRAME: 3AL/2.5V Titanium tubing
MOUNTS: Multi-point cargo and bottle mounts
TYRE CLEARANCE: Clearance for up to 29 x 3.5” tyres
REAR AXLE: 148 x 12mm Boost rear axle spacing
DRIVETRAIN: 1x specific design
BOTTOM BRACKET: 73mm BSA threaded BB shell
SEATPOST: 31.6mm seat post required.
HEADSET: Headset required: Zero Stack tapered 44mm upper / 56mm lower
FORK: Optional Columbus Futura Adventure carbon fork
GEOMETRY: Geometry optimised for 80mm travel suspension fork.
AXLES: GW ‘Switch Lever’ rear axle.
WEIGHT: 2.3kg (MD frame)Warranty: 5 years.

Geometry - Fernweh

Frame Size XS S M L XL
 
Seat Tube Length 370 419 470 521 572
Top Tube Length (Effective) 565 586 605 629 659
Head Tube Length 131 142 153 168 185
Head Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73 73
Bottom Bracket Drop 70 70 70 70 70
Chain Stay Length 460 460 460 460 460
Front Centre 649 670 690 715 747
Wheelbase 1100 1121 1141 1167 1198
Stack 611 621 631 645 661
Reach 378 396 412 432 457
Fork Axle to Crown 470 470 470 470 470
Fork Rake 50 50 50 50 50

Additional Info

Sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL

Go far then return and relax

Load it up and hit the road. Multiple bottle and luggage mounts on the Fernweh ensure that you can carry all the gear you need.

More comfort and clearance

The unique design of our dropped, flat chainstay yoke gives rear-end compliance and massive clearance for 29” Plus tyres – combined with the custom titanium construction and you have a ride like no other adventure bike.

Bike Pictured: Kinesis ambassador Emma Osenton's Fernweh - Production sample.

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