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 Post subject: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:24 pm 
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Here is my Kinesis Aithein build. Its a long story how i ended up building this bike, sold my colnago at the end of last year in anticipation of getting a new canyon aeroad, ordered the frame forks and bars from canyon in october, with the delivery date of end of May. Got fed up of riding the winter bike so ended up building this with a load of bits i had in the garage.
Only bits actually bought for the build were 2015 chorus shifters and f&r mechs, seat post and frame set, all the rest i already had. Comments and recommendations how to go lighter without spending daft money
Here are the weights of the parts

bare frame 1220
Un-cut fork 380
steerer cut down -30
planet x brakes 216
cable guide 5
headset 74
expander 28
seat clamp 12
fsa bars 208
bb cups 34
chainset 632
new ultimate stem 116
enve front 6.7 front 960
enve rear front with cassette 1300
chain 224
arione seat 170
pedals 189
bottle cages 56
rear mech 185
front mech 79
seat post 190
shifters with inners 370
other cables and stem stackers 220

Total Weight 6.84kg with the steerer still to have some cut down, but bar tape to be added.

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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:36 pm 
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Such a nice no-nonsense frame, and build!

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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:01 pm 
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That is so pretty!!! I would do nothing to change it, thats a good weight as it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:32 pm 
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It looks good and will ride well but where the bar tape.

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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:18 am 
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bar tape is to go on tomorrow if i get the time, i was just checking the position of the shifters on tonights ride. looking forward to getting a decent enough time away from work to be able to get a decent ride in on it, will report back on the ride quality


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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:18 am 
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Very cool, aluminium is not dead! Sweet build.


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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:00 am 
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Love that, I have a real thing for aluminium frames at the moment and have vowed to get myself one of these frames in the future. I bet it rides like a dream.


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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:31 am 
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Plain and nice. Especially first shot where the sky copper shades reflecting in the front rim. The only spot I would change is to paint the swissstop pads black in the rear so the yellow would be not visible from aside.

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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:37 am 
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Really cool! Those parts upgrade it to premium category.

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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:52 pm 
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Superb frame and bike :beerchug: !!

A shame the GBP is so high compared to our poor "loonie" these days (Canadian dollar)...:(

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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:01 pm 
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wait, you SOLD your colnago??!! :noidea:

Nice Kinesis, alu is very underated and thats a nice build.


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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:14 pm 
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The orange looks amazing, that's the second aithein i've seen on this forum and they're both sweet. Can't wait to get my hands on either a rose xeon 3000, bowman or kinesis - aluminium is definitely the way to go. Once again, lovely build!


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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:11 pm 
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Beautiful build. As said earlier, aluminum is not dead!

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 Post subject: Re: Kinesis Aithein
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:01 pm 
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did my first proper ride on the bike tonight after work, very impressed even with a pair of alloy wheels in it seems very stiff and responsive. looking forward to some nice long ride over the next few weeks and getting a few race in. I think i will be keeping this even when the canyon does eventually turn up


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