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Kinesis RTD Apex 1x Audax Road Bike

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Designed to be ridden fast across cities, counties or continents, the RTD lives up to its name – Race The Distance, be that to work, on the Sunday club run, an Audax or even The Transcontinental Race

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Race The Distance.

The RTD is the ultimate transcontinental bike.

Designed to be ridden fast across cities, counties or continents, the RTD lives up to its name – Race The Distance, be that to work, on the Sunday club run, an Audax or even The Transcontinental Race

The RTD geometry has been carefully refined to allow responsive, yet stable handling in all guises even when fully loaded for your next adventure.

The Kinesis RTD is the ultimate Scandium, all conditions, all seasons frameset.

We have put everything we have learned during the last 17 years of alloy frame design and manufacture into this completely new and very advanced Scandium alloy road bike frame. Whilst other manufacturers focus has been on carbon, we believe that by putting the same development into alloy tubing, we have created a frame that rivals carbon in many ways, and hands down beats it on price.

Damian Mason of Kinesis UK said ‘Kinesis are the only frame manufacturer to use Super Plastic Forming (SPF) on their 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 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. 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.

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.

We have combined our flagship Scandium alloy frame with a full carbon monocoque 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.

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 removeable lever.

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.

The frame has the full complement of bottle mounts and mudguard mounts, enabling you to build your bike up for your next epic adventure.

• Super Plastic Formed Scandium alloy
• Columbus Futura carbon monocoque fork
• 142x12mm Thru Axle rear spacing
• 100x12mm Thru Axle front fork
• GW ‘Switch Lever’ axles front and rear
• Clearance for up to 34c tyres
• Clearance for up to 30c tyres with guards
• Di2 / 1x / 2x mechanical compatible
• Three bottle cage mounts
• Mudguard mounts
• 68mm threaded BB
• 27.2mm seat post required
• 31.8mm seat clamp and front mech clamp required
• Kinesis designed tapered headset with ACB bearings
• Colour: Orca (white and black)
• Sizes: 48 / 51 / 54 / 55.5 / 57 / 60 / 63
• Warranty: 3 years
• Frame supplied with fork, headset, seat clamp, front & rear through axle, frame ports and cable guides.
• Weight: 1400g (51cm frame)

An all new Apex 1 Hydraulic build kit. The Sram hydraulic brakes, wide range 1x Apex gears, flared bar

Full Sram Apex 1x groupset
Sram Apex Hydraulic brakes
40t XSync ring with 11-42 cassette
Alex tubeless ready rims
Flared 44cm gravel bar

Shift Levers SRAM Apex 1
Rear Mech SRAM Apex 1 Long Cage
Chain SRAM PC1110 with POWERLOCK
Bottom Bracket SRAM BB GXP
Brakes SRAM Apex 1 HYD 160mm Rotors
Brake Levers SRAM Apex 1 HYD
Cassette SRAM PG-1130 POWERGLIDE 11-42
Crank set SRAM Apex 1 XSYNC 40t 172.5mm
Front Hub Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12mm x 100mm Through Axle
Rear Hub Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12mm x 142mm Through Axle
Rims Alex Rims GD26 Tubeless Compatible
Tyre Schwalbe Allround 700x30c
Seatpost Black Alloy 6061 27.2mm, 350mm, 5mm offset
Handlebar Black Alloy 6061 44cm
Stem Black Alloy 6061 90mm
Bar Tape Black Cork Bar Tape
Saddle Selle Italia X3 Black

Bike is as the above build - image is only a guideWe can build this bike and set it up for either male or female riders at no extra cost, please just let us know - Standard setup is for male riders.

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    Size Guide
    Frame Size Seat Tube 48cm 51cm 54cm 55.5cm 57cm 60cm 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

    Unsure of what size you need? Contact us with your height and we can help you find the right size bike.

    Choosing the correct bike size for you depends on the type of bike your after, your height, your riding style, and your preference of fit.

    A correct fitting bike will provide a more comfortable, more efficient and more fun ride.

    Kinesis’s bike size guide gives you some general advice on choosing the right size. It is a guide only and we always recommend visiting one of our stores or contacting one of our experts from our contact us page.

    To get started, think about your style of riding, measure your height and see the sizing guide below.

    Buyers Guide

    Cycling Plus - Road Test - January 2019

    "The new Kinesis RTD will make you re-evaluate your aluminium frame performance expectations".

    "It has a character that wills you to grab the bars and go. And to keep on going".

    "..knowing that it’s built to withstand the rigours of an event like the Transcontinental Race…is very reassuring".


    The Kinesis RTD is our winner. It’s able to isolate you from wintry road slurry, while delivering an engaging ride that’s instantly enjoyable.

    Its excitingly urgent acceleration is as addictive as it is surprising, and is matched with refined handling that’s relaxed but
    nimble, and a fine build that includes the all-important practical luggage and mudguard considerations.

    All of which helps it take the win in the all-weather class.

    BikesEtc - Best in Test - January 2019

    • Kinesis’ new RTD is an impressive bike that meets its brief perfectly.
    • It’s a smooth, quick and fun bike to ride and the frame is well designed, while its clean cable routing gives it a sleek look.
    • With a great choice of components throughout, it all adds up to what is, quite simply, a superb bike.


    It’s Kinesis that’s delivered a bike which exceeded all our expectations of what we thought an alloy bike can offer.

    The RTD may be designed with long-distance races or bikepacking treks in mind, but in reality, it’s a fantastic bike to ride over any distant – short or long.

    With a superbly designed frameset at its heart, we reckon the Kinesis RTD might just be destined to become a bit of a classic.


    Angela Walker (Transcontinental Race Finisher in 2017) Review - December 2018

    If I’m totally honest, when my RTD arrived, I didn’t see myself riding this shiny, new bike throughout the winter months. I expected to do a couple of 200km audaxes on it just to see how it handled, then put it away until the spring and carry on riding all of my winter miles on my beloved old Racelight TK3 but I’m afraid that since I took delivery of the RTD my TK3 has been steadily gathering dust in the hall. In short, I’m hooked.

    Aside from aiming to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris, I’ve not made any further plans for my long-distance adventures in 2019, but you can be sure that wherever my plans take me, I’ll definitely be riding my RTD.


    Richard Curtis Review - October 2018

    "Yes, the geometry is set up to be forgiving and work with you over long distances, but equally is no slouch when you want to put the power down on shorter rides. Kinesis have found the very fine line between comfort and speed, which so many riders crave."...

    "There is just something about the RTD that is special.

    Perhaps because there is a little bit of me in the bike, a bit of the TCR, a homage to Mike Hall and a bit of every ride who has ever pushed themselves further than they thought possible, further than their mental or even physical limits first allowed.

    This bike is for the doers, the triers, the riders who want to explore, test themselves, push that little bit further than they did last week, the riders who dream, have ambition to ride further and think bigger, those who refuse to give up and will keep coming back until they achieve their sacred inner goal."

    "The RTD was built by a team full of passion, for the passionate."


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