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Kinesis updates winter builds for Racelight Tk2 and Decade Convert2

New cross-country carbon fork coming too

Kinesis has announced updated build kit specifications to its Racelight T2 and Decade Convert2 models, which could be just the ticket for those of you thinking of investing in a new winter bike now that the evenings are drawing in.

The Racelight T2 frame, which Kinesis says are also popular as lightweight tourers, year-round race bikes and Audax bikes, come in new sizes and colours, with a choice of either an Alloy or Carbon fork.

Based around Shimano Tiagra gearing, other components include Mavic CXP22 rims, an FSA Gossamer crankset, FSA IS-2 headset, Tektro brakes and a carbon seat post. Prices are a bike to work scheme-friendly £999.99 for the Alloy fork version, and £1,069.99 if you prefer Carbon.

The winter build version of the Decade Convert2 comes with a similar spec, sharing the most of the same components as the Racelight T2, and comes in at £964.99. We’ve previously reviewed the fixed version of the Decade Convert2, which you’ll find here

Finally, Kinesis has also announced a new monocoque carbon fork specifically designed for cyclo-cross. Called the RC09, the company says that an optional brake hanger, together with the shape of the blade, “allows powerful, judder free braking that is just not possible with other manufacturers, outdated designs”. The fork weighs in at 460g and costs £249.99, while the brake hanger is sold separately for £9.99.

The new products will be on show at the Cycle Show, and don’t forget you can get a discount by quoting our special code when you book. Tickets cost £11.50 for adults, but road.cc users who book using our special promotional code can get in for a tenner. To get your discount when buying tickets, visit www.cycleshow.co.uk/rcc - the ticket offer code is RCC, and the ticket price is £10.
 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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