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Kinesis - Bicycle - R1 - Grey

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Colour: Grey - sold out check with your local Kinesis dealer
Cyclist Height (cm) 160-172 170-178 176-184 182+
Cyclist Height (feet) 5'3" - 5'8" 5'7" - 5'10" 5'9" - 6'1" 5'8" +
Recommended Bike Size Small (51cm*) Medium (54cm) Large (57cm) XLarge (60cm)

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The Kinesis R1 Road Bike is aimed at the cyclist craving simplicity, reliability and the capability a 1x drivetrain can offer: in short a bike they can just get on and ride and have fun.

With the MTB and Cyclocross bikes now firmly entrenched with 1x and the burgeoning Gravel scene going the same way, we’ve seen many road riders experimenting and using 1x Road setups, including many members of the KinesisUK Team. The R1 follows the success of the G2 complete gravel bike and is heavily influenced by our award-winning Kinesis RTD and 4S road frames. The R1 is a 1x road bike aimed at riders of all abilities and experiences.

The R1 is the perfect everyday road bike with an easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain drivetrain for the commute, quick spins into the countryside and a trip to the cafe. With this in mind, we have specified the R1 with true ride-anywhere gear ratios, more than enough for the steepest climbs and the fastest descent. The R1 is fitted with slightly wider handlebars than you would usually find on a road bike, and they also have a 10-degree flare. Wider bars give more ride control and capacity for bar bags which are very popular now, even on day rides. We’ve also built in room for a larger 30c tyre with full mudguards, and mounts for a pannier rack.

The R1 features our Kinesis Rider Fit Geometry to give better fit and more consistent handling for a wider range of riders. The smallest size has a semi-sloping top tube for greater seat post extension increasing the comfort. Longer reaches (recommended for use with shorter stems) mean there is less toe overlap on the smaller sizes and improves the handling on the larger sizes eliminating the need to run a long stem to achieve the correct fit.


Premium Aluminium Frame: Lightweight double butted 6061 Alloy tube blend that delivers a light and responsive ride feel.

Carbon Fork: Custom full UD carbon fork keeps weight low and takes out road buzz whilst feeling direct and accurate at all times.

Groupset: Full SRAM Apex 11 speed groupset.

Brakes: Hydraulic SRAM Apex disc brakes are brilliantly reliable and handle the stopping duties with minimum effort.

Large Volume Tyres: Continental’s Grand Sport Race in 32c, hitting the sweet spot for grip, cornering and low rolling resistance.


COLOUR: Pebble
WEIGHT: 9.5kg Complete (Size Large 57cm)
FRAME: Kinesis R1 Double Butted Alloy 6061
FORK: Kinesis R1 Full UD Carbon
REAR MECH: SRAM Apex 1 Long Cage
BRAKES: SRAM Apex 1 HYD 160mm Rotors
CRANK SET: SRAM Apex 1 X-SYNC 44t S(51):170mm M(54):172.5mm L(57):172.5mm XL(60):175mm
HUBS: Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, Front: 12mm x 100mm | Rear: 12mm x 142mm Through Axle
RIMS: Alex Rims 1.9P Tubeless Compatible
TYRES: Continental Grand Sport Race 32c
SEAT POST: Kinesis Alloy 6061 27.2mm x 350mm
SADDLE: Selle Italia X3 Black
HANDLEBAR: Kinesis Alloy 6061 S(51):42cm M(54):44cm L(57):44cm XL(60):46cm
STEM: Kinesis Alloy 6061 6° Rise S(51):80mm M(54):90mm L(57):90mm XL(60):100mm
HEADSET: FSA Sealed Bearing No. 42 Integrated Road
BAR TAPE: Black Cork Bar Tape

Geometry - R1

Frame Size Seat Tube Small (51*) Medium (54) Large (57) XLarge (60)
Seat Tube Length C-T 490 540 570 600
Top Tube Length Effective 532 545 561 580
Head Length 130 146 172 204
Head Tube Angle 71 72 72 72
Seat Tube Angle 74 74 74 74
Bottom Bracket Drop 70 70 70 70
Chain Stay Length 420 420 420 420
Front Centre 590.7 595 611.8 631.8
Wheelbase 1001 1005 1022 1042
Stack 538 557 582 612
Reach 378 385 394 404
Fork Axle to Crown 378 378 378 378
Fork Rake 45 45 45 45

Additional Info

If ordered online, the R1x bike will be delivered 95% built.

• The rotor will need fitting to front wheel (rotor is boxed between the front wheel and frame, and the lockring is in the spares/manuals box).

• The front wheel needs fitting.

• You’ll need to align the front brake.

• Handlebars need fitting to the stem (the stem comes fitted with a positive rise, and all 3x10mm spacers under the stem).• Seatpost needs fitting (saddle attached to post).

• The pedal washers are tied to the crank arms.

• The Kinesis R1x bike has been checked prior to packing, however before your first ride the bike must have a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) by an authorised Kinesis Dealer.

Also the R1x bike comes with some spares and manuals in a separate box, in the bike box:

• Front rotor lockring (as mentioned above).

• Wheel reflectors.

• Frame reflectors.

• Quick Release axle manuals.

• SRAM rotor manual.

Kinesis R1 Fork

Our custom full UD Carbon Fork keeps the overall weight low and takes out road buzz, whilst feeling direct and accurate at all times. The perfect complement to our premium aluminium frameset.

Keep it simple

The R1 comes fully equipped with the SRAM Apex 11-speed groupset – perfect for riders looking for the simplicity, reliability and the capability a 1x drivetrain can offer combined with wide-range gearing of Apex.

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