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Kinesis - Frameset - RTD - Black

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Colour: Black
Size
Cyclist Height (cm) 154-164 163-172 171-178 177-182 181-186 185-192 191+
Cyclist Height (feet) 5'0" - 5'5" 5'4" - 5'8" 5'7" - 5'10" 5'9" - 6'0" 5'11" - 6'1" 6'0" - 6'3" 6'2" +
Recommended Bike Size XXSmall (48cm) XSmall (51cm) Small (54cm) Medium (55.5cm) Large (57cm) XLarge (60cm) XXLarge (63cm)

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The Kinesis RTD is the ultimate transcontinental endurance road bike frameset. RTD by name, Race the Distance by nature.

Our premium-quality aluminium endurance road bike frameset is designed to be ridden fast across cities, counties, or continents, living up to its moniker by racing the whole distance, whether that's to work, on the Sunday club run, or even The Transcontinental Race.

The RTD's geometry has been carefully refined to allow responsive yet stable handling in all situations, even when fully loaded for your next adventure, and when it comes to sizing, our Rider Fit Geometry ensures a perfect bike fit.

The Kinesis RTD is the ultimate Scandium all-conditions, four-season endurance race bike frameset, making it ideal for British summer and winter weather, the perfect all-conditions all-journeys bike.

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Features

Frame — Kinesis is the only frame manufacturer to use Super Plastic Forming (SPF) on our alloy frames. Most manufacturers use Hydroformed tubes, but with SPF we can create lighter tubes and more intricate shapes that will build into a lighter and stiffer frameset. The tubing shape has been carefully selected to maximise the riding characteristics of the RTD. An oversized down tube, flared top tube and tapered head tube combine to make a laterally stiff front end. Whilst the flattened seat stays and narrow gauge seat tube add a level of compliance in the rear end.
Geometry — The RTD went through multiple prototypes to fine-tune the geometry to make a frame that was stable when loaded, yet handled well and felt fast on an Alpine pass.
Internal Cable Routing — We have integrated the gear cables and rear brake hose into the headtube. The absence of cable port holes on the down tube allow us to use a lighter weight down tube and has the added benefit of cleaner lines to the frame.
Fork — We have combined our flagship Scandium alloy frame with a full carbon monocoque fork, from leading fork manufacturer Columbus. The RTD is fitted with the all-new Columbus Futura fork. The Futura has everything we wanted in a fork for the RTD – masses of tyre clearance, longer fork offset, internal routing, mudguard compatibility, all wrapped up in a lightweight package.
Axles — As with our premium titanium GTD frameset, we have partnered with GW engineering and we are supplying the RTD with their patented ‘Switch Lever’ hollow Thru Axles with a removable lever.
Groupset Choices — The RTD uses adaptable cable ports which allow you to build your frame with exactly the right cable routing for whether you are running Di2 or mechanical gearing with either a 1x or 2x set up.
Mounts — The Kinesis RTD frame has the full complement of bottle mounts and mudguard mounts, enabling you to build your bike up for your next epic adventure.

Specification

FRAME: Super Plastic Formed Scandium alloy
FORK: Columbus Futura carbon monocoque fork
AXLES: 142x12mm Thru Axle rear spacing. 100x12mm Thru Axle front fork. GW ‘Switch Lever’ axles front and rear.
TYRE CLEARANCE: Clearance for up to 34c tyres (32c tyres on 48cm and 51cm frames). Clearance for up to 30c tyres with guards.
DRIVETRAIN: Di2 / 1x / 2x mechanical compatible.
MOUNTS: Three bottle cage mounts.
MUDGUARDS: Mudguard mounts.
BOTTOM BRACKET: 68mm threaded BB.
SEATPOST: 27.2mm seat post required.
SEAT CLAMP: 31.8mm front mech clamp required.
HEADSET: Kinesis designed tapered headset with ACB bearings.
WARRANTY: 5 years (for all frames purchased after Jan 1st 2019).
FRAME SUPPLIED WITH: fork, headset, seat clamp, front & rear through axle, frame ports and cable guides.
WEIGHT: 1400g (51cm frame)

Geometry - RTD

Frame Size Seat Tube XXSmall (48cm) XSmall (51cm) Small (54cm) Medium (55.5cm) Large (57cm) XLarge (60cm) XXLarge (63cm)
 
Seat Tube Length C-T 480 510 540 555 570 600 630
Top Tube Length Effective 520 535 545 560 565 580 590
Head Length 125 135 160 170 185 210 225
Head Tube Angle 70.3 71 71 71 71 71.3 72
Seat Tube Angle 74 73.3 73.3 73.3 73.3 73.3 73
Bottom Bracket Drop 71 71 71 71 71 71 71
Chain Stay Length 420 420 420 420 420 420 420
Front Centre 584.7 590.1 601.6 617 622.6 633.4 632.3
Wheelbase 988.6 1000.2 1005.8 1026.8 1032.5 1043.3 1037.1
Stack 529.5 540.7 564.4 574 588 612 630
Reach 368.2 374.8 377.8 385 390.8 394 397.4
Fork Axle to Crown 382 382 382 382 382 382 382
Fork Rake 47 47 47 47 47 47 47

Additional Info

Pushing the limits has been a draw for us at KinesisUK for almost two decades now. Is the open road is your calling? But is something missing? The desire to compete maybe? You feel the need for a target, a focal point for your adventures. You feel confident you can ride for days at a time and now it's time to extend your boundaries. Time to experience new places, new countries even.

At Kinesis UK our strong connection with distance cycling goes back to those long winter rides on our four-season bikes which helped define our brand. Reliable, comfortable and affordable, Kinesis frames are often spotted in the ultra-endurance races for good reason.

We became a checkpoint sponsor of the Transcontinental Race (TCR) in 2016 and started working with its founding father, the late Mike Hall. This gave us a deeper insight into what it takes to prepare for and to actually complete events like the TCR. We became inspired to design a bike that would allow more cyclists to dream big about exploring their personal limits in a self-supported bike race way and one that would double up as a great fast paced road workhorse for training.

The RTD is a new bike designed for repeated days in the saddle. We gained knowledge from our brand ambassadors and made observations from the TCR race. Compared to our 'Racelight' geometry we've made subtle changes in frame geometry and detailing which contribute to significant improvements in all-day comfort on the RTD. The frame showcases our new internally routed headtube which cleanly moves cables away from the down tube and improves bag fitting options and ultra clean looks. The new thin-flat seat stays improve shock absorption along with the 27.2 diameter seat post diameter. The TCR is our first modern Scandium Alloy road frame and this material delivers low weight with fast paced performance.

The RTD's strong graphical presence is clearly linked to our Tripster AT model. Whereas the AT was graphically detailed with Mike Hall, the RTD is very much our way of honouring Mike and the inspiration he gave us. The four bands at the rear of the top tube signify the four checkpoints in the TCR race. The seat tube graphic and overall style is derived from original drawings shared between Kinesis UK designer Matt Gray and Mike when working on the Tripster AT. Drawings from Mike showed the bold graphics marked as black on a simple white background and both agreed the pure simplicity of this two-tone approach really struck a chord with the stripped back nature of bike packing races. So, the RTD is very much inspired by the TCR racers pushing their limits every day, the race itself and Mike. The sale of RTD frames directly feeds back into the financial support we give the TCR race and our involvement as a sponsor. We like to think of it like a circle of life. Paying forward to good times on the ride. RTD is available to everyone and inspiring to the end, just like the Transcontinental bike race itself.

22mm long flat mount disc brake bolts required for the frame.
Colours: Space Black (metallic black and silver), Orca (black and white).
Sizes: 48 / 51 / 54 / 55.5 / 57 / 60 / 63.

Refinement Personified

The RTD went through multiple prototypes to fine tune the geometry to make a frame that was stable when loaded, yet handled well and felt fast on an Alpine pass. As with the geometry, the tubing shape has been carefully selected to maximise the riding characteristics of the RTD.

Fast or Leisurely

The RTD is fitted with the all-new Columbus Futura fork – the Futura has everything we wanted in a fork for the RTD – masses of tyre clearance, longer fork offset, internal routing, mudguard compatibility, all wrapped up in a lightweight package.

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