Kinesis Grandfondo Gf-Ti V2

by edd23   June 27, 2014  

Hi, anybody with a Kinesis Grandfondo Gf-Ti V2 in a '54' able to let me know what the step over height is in mm please? Just about to buy the frame for a Shimano 105 build, but want to check the step over height just to be on the safe side.

I have 'double' checked all the other geometry, including stack and reach but need 'comfort' regarding the step over height.

Thanks Kiss

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795mm. Running 23mm tyres.

I am 177cm tall and use a 130mm stem, zero layback seat post on my 54cm.

posted by oxygendebt [3 posts]
27th June 2014 - 20:39

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Thanks Smile More information than I could ever hope for!! I am 172cm tall (short legs and long torso) my stack and reach calculations suggest a 110mm (-6 degree) stem will give me the stack and reach I am looking for.

Would you recommend the frame, gets cracking reviews??

posted by edd23 [46 posts]
27th June 2014 - 22:03

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795mm!! Just rechecked my figures and that is a big step over on a 54 frame Sad i only have a 29" inside leg and an approx 80cms step over is just too big, trouble is i think the 51 frame is too small... Thinking

posted by edd23 [46 posts]
28th June 2014 - 10:16

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Edd23 - if you've got any doubts tweet Dom, the Kinesis designer at @Kinesis_UK - he's really helpful with stuff like this.

I'm 175cm with same inside leg as you and have tried a Racelight 4S frame (geometry is the same as GfTi) and found the step over fine. The GfTi will be my next purchase - I already have a Crosslight and it's great

posted by VeloPeo [222 posts]
28th June 2014 - 12:07

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I'm 175.5, 82 inseam. I run 10mm layback and
a 100mm stem on my 54 gf ti v2.
depending on where you measure stand over
mine is 780mm just in front the saddle to 790mm
at top tube mid point.

+1 tweeting Dom ... he's a real star Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [768 posts]
28th June 2014 - 12:26

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kinesis do run quite long ... ett on the 54 is 556mm ... my Holdsworth is only 535mm

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [768 posts]
28th June 2014 - 18:20

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Yes, I thought they ran a bit long too, anyway I have a long torso and can cope with that but step over height worried me. Anyway when my current bike sits in its stand it is about 3cms higher than normal giving it a step over height of approx 80 cms and I despite me thinking that was too hight I now think it does n't give me a problem when in road shoes and cleats, so it looks like its a 54 for me, thanks everyone..... Cool

posted by edd23 [46 posts]
28th June 2014 - 19:23

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you'll love it .. absolutely perfect ride comfort for century rides day in and day
out. love mine to bits.

the only thing I would warn about is the "fragility" of the front fork mudguard
eyes. I broke one of mine - too much "beef" doing it up - just be a little wary
and all is perfect with the world Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [768 posts]
29th June 2014 - 17:27

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