For 2020 the Kinesis Aithein is back to reclaim its place as the fastest bike in the Kinesis lineup. Our premium aluminium race frame is faster, more comfortable and more fun than ever before. Whether its racing the local crit or winning the sprint for the sign, the Aithein is the bike to get you there faster.
Using advanced aluminium construction techniques, we’ve created a frame that truly questions the need for a carbon bike. Thanks to the advanced manufacturing technique called Superplastic Forming (SPF), we’ve minimised weight whilst maximising stiffness and strength where you need it. The result is a high-performance frame that excels in transferring rider energy into forward momentum.
The new Aithein features 28mm tyre clearance for speed and grip, allowing you to ride at full speed on every road surface. To complement the frame we chose the excellent Futura Road fork from Columbus, known for its impeccable ride quality, and unmatched vibration damping.
Flat mount brake attachment and Industry standard 12mm thru axles are used on the disc brake model with GW’s excellent switch lever for a clean looking & dependable set up. More traditional riders will be pleased to know that the Aithein frame is also available in caliper option. No matter how you choose to ride, if you choose to ride fast, choose to ride Aithein!
Super Plastic Formed Alloy Frame
Constructed from tubes that are created with an advanced manufacturing technique named Superplastic Forming (SPF), which involves heating the alloy until exhibits superplasticity, and then creating complex tube shapes using gas pressure.
Columbus Futura Road Disc Fork
T700S and HFM Carbon Fibre Monocoque construction, 45mm rake, 440g fork. Stiff with high vibration damping for a smooth ride.
28mm Tyre Clearance
It is becoming widely accepted that wider tyres offer more speed, more grip and more comfort on real world surfaces. The Aithein Disc will take up to 28mm tyres so you can choose the right tyre for you and your riding conditions.
Kinesis Rider Fit Geometry
Geometry adjustments have been made to ensure a better fit across a greater range of rider dimensions. As a result there is more consistent handling across sizes, less toe overlap, and more intuitive sizing.
68mm Threaded BB
Threaded BBs allow you to use reliable, creak free bottom brackets that withstand year round British conditions.
Adaptable Cable Ports
Thanks to interchangeable cable entry points you can run exactly the routing you need, ensuring there are no excess holes into the frame.
Electronic / Wireless / Mechanical 1x Compatible
The Aithein frame is designed to work with whichever groupset you choose to run.
Super Plastic Formed lightweight aluminium frame.
• Columbus Futura Road Disc carbon fork.
• GW Tapered headset with ACB Bearings.
• 142x12mm Thru Axle rear spacing.
• 100x12mm Thru Axle front fork.
• GW ‘Switch Lever’ axles front and rear.
• Clearance for up to 28c tyres (tyre and rim dependent).
• Electronic / 1x / 2x gearing compatible.
• Two bottle cage mounts.
• Front Mech clamp size needed: Braze-On.
• 68mm threaded BB.
• 31.6mm seat post required.
Colour: Deep Purple or Dazzling Silver.
Sizes: 47 / 50 / 53 / 56 / 59cm.
Warranty: 5 years (for all frames purchased after Jan 1st 2019).
• Frame supplied with fork, headset, seat clamp, front & rear through axle, frame ports and cable guides.
• Frame Weight (with Seat Clamp, Mech Hanger and all cable guides: 1.60kg (53cm).