Just a short note to say thank you for the Definition frameset safely delivered and now expertly built up by Dave Gale at Chaingang Cycles in Hereford. Dave says he's met Dom a few times in the past as he's a Kinesis dealer, and was so impressed with the Definition that he wants a dealership!
As someone who runs his own architectural practice, I've spent a lifetime sweating the details and I know the amount of thinking time this needs. I can see and appreciate the amount of thought that has gone into the design of this frame. It really is impressive and I'm really pleased to own it (and hopefully more …).
I've just returned from my first shakedown ride and I'm even more impressed. Having spent 8 years with a titanium Van Nicholas, I knocked 5 minutes off my 65 minute training loop (with 300m of climbing) and that was without really trying and with a few emergency stops to bed in the disc pads.
Hi Dom and Co,
I thought you would like an update on my Definition - I quickly found that the XT setup was under-geared - a reflection on just how fast this bike is compared to my previous one (where the XT was just fine) and so, after 1000 miles or so, I decided that the frame really demanded the best, and, with full eTap Hydro becoming available, that was what it had to be!
Again built to the highest standard by Chaingang Cycles in Hereford, we've also fitted a Sugino OX901D Compact Plus+ 46/30 chainset, Ultegra 8000 11-34 cassette, 140mm XT rotors, 28c Schwalbe Durano Raceguards and a full contingent of Mason multiport blanks!
Without pedals, weight is now 9.35kg. Really loving it all, thanks again,