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We look forward to next week’s CORE Bike Show, where Kinesis UK (and many other brands) are set to show some new bikes for the first time, including the rather fabulous Kinesis Fernweh Titanium Adventure Mountain Bike. We’ll swing by to see it in person of course, but the owner of this one, Emma Osenton, who had a hand in its design, has kindly divulged the details ahead of time. Kinesis Fernweh Titanium Adventure Bike
Fernweh (n.) A strong desire to travel and visit far off places. Literal translation “Far-sickness”. The Kinesis Fernweh rolls on a 29″ wheelset with clearance for 3” tires. Owner Emma Osenton has it set up as a rigid mountain bike with a Columbus Futura Adventure Carbon Fork, but it can take any fork with an ATC of 470mm, allowing for a 29″ 80mm travel fork for those who want added comfort.
The frame was designed by Damian Mason (the DM in DMR), but its creation was directed by Kinesis rider Emma Osenton who, having decided to embark on the a 1200km ride along the former East/West German border, much of which is comprised of the Panzer Weg (tank tracks), decided a 29″ x 3.0″ tire dimension would be most appropriate. Sadly, that ruled out her Tripster ATR Gravel Bike, and so the team was forced to adapt the now-discontinued Kinesis Sync to give Emma a rig worthy of the […]
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