OVERVIEW & FEATURES
The Kinetik titanium expedition frame is a fantastic hardtail adventure bike that offers a longer travel and flat-bar design, ideal for your extended riding adventures. You’ll find the Kinetik is loaded with both geometry and frame characteristics focusing on your 1- or 3-month ~ or even longer~ journeys.
A 67-degree head angle provides stability and handles the descents and turns really well. You’ll have confidence on both the two track and the single track. In order to maximize your comfort during your prolonged expedition, the Kinetik features a lot of stack to get you in an upright position and get the weight off your hands. Also, by incorporating one of the lowest bottom bracket drops in any of our designs, the 60mm drop (65mm on the smaller sizes) helps get you upright. Your wrists will thank you!
The Kinetik is crafted to allow from 100mm to 120mm travel without making big changes to the geometry specs. The smaller sizes will benefit from shorter travel forks, especially when considering standover. Many rigid forks will interchange nicely as well. To make the Kinetik your ‘go anywhere’ bike, it needs to be able to mount a variety of tires. It will glide smoothly on 29″ wheels with up to 3.0 tires. If you prefer 27.5″ wheels, we recommend sticking with the plus-size tires and you’ll want to consider your terrain with that lower bottom bracket. Put skinny tires and a rigid fork on, and it’s a gravel bike. Or, put bigger tires and a 120mm fork, and it’s a trail/all-mountain bike. Or, get sporty and put 29×3.0s and a rigid fork on, and ride the Camino del Diablo ~ it has plenty of places to carry water!
Speaking of places to carry water, did we mention the Kinetik is optimized for carrying stuff?! After all, you’re going to be out there for weeks…or months. There’s an extremely generous area for your frame bag, and braze-ons galore for bottles and cages and things. Additionally, there are bosses on top tube to mount your feed bag. Install something like the Falken Bars, and everything falls into place!
Oh! You may be asking why there are so many Kinetik sizes to choose from. We’re firm believers that bike fit is a crucial element in being able to endure long days in the saddle. And, since you’re going to be on your expedition for weeks on end, we feel it is important for you to be able to choose the size that’s going to fit you really well.
One more thing before you scroll further…
In order to accommodate standover, yet optimize frame bag area, the shape of the smaller Kinetik frames differs from the larger Kinetik frames. Please click on your respective size link directly below to see the aesthetics of your Kinetik frame.
Standard Kinetik Titanium Expedition Frame Features
- Construction – Light and beautifully crafted titanium
- Frame Finish – Hand-brushed frame with sandblasted logos
- Axle Spacing – 12mm x 148mm boost
- Dropouts – Sliding Paragon style
- Headtube – Tapered
- Bottom Bracket – Threaded 73mm BSA
- Cable Routing – External
- Seatpost – 31.6mm; internal dropper compatible
- Bottle Mounts – 3-boss on top of downtube, 3-boss on bottom of downtube, 2-boss on seat stays
- Seat tube – 3-boss studs (allows for full-length seatpost insertion) on sizes 18-21
- Seat tube – 2-boss studs (allows for full-length seatpost insertion) on sizes 16-17
- No seat tube bottle mounts on size 15.5
- Rack mounts and fender mounts
- Top tube feed bag mounts
- Wheels/Tires – Fits 27.5″ Plus tires ~ OR ~ 29″ (up to 3.0) tires
- Forks – Geometry supports 29er 120mm; 44-51mm offset
- 29er 100mm fork recommended for sizes 15.5 and 16
- Rigid forks ~500mm axle to crown (ex: Whisky No.9 MTN Boost LT)
- Versatile design works for gravel, trail, all-mountain, endurance racing, or bikepacking
Standard Kinetik Frame Geometry
Dimensions are using a sagged 120mm fork and 29 x 3.0 wheels and tires.
Standover is measured from the midpoint between the seat tube and the headtube.
Effective Top Tube Length
Seat Tube Length
Seat Tube Angle
Head Tube Length
Head Tube Angle
As always, contact us if you have any questions.