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Kinesis UK GTD – “Go The Distance”

The new Kinesis UK GTD is the natural evolution of the multi-award winning GF-Ti frameset – the ultimate Gran Fondo bike.

The Kinesis GTD is not just a Sunday best bike, it is the perfect Audax or fast paced touring bike over the roughest of roads.

Comfortable, fast and adaptable the GTD is designed to take on everything from a local Sportive to an Intercontinental race epic like the TCR.

The original Gran Fondo Ti was a bike that originated directly from discussions between Kinesis and ourselves – we were desperately keen to see a Titanium frame that was suited for UK specific conditions, that offered agile performance, allied to sufficient comfort to handle long hours over some of the rougher UK back-roads, but that also had clearance for mudguards without the bike becoming slow handling in order to accommodate them.

Kinesis UK understand UK conditions better than anyone, and their knowledge of metal frame construction is unrivalled – so they were in our view better positioned than anyone else to deliver the ultimate all-round road bike.  Close to a decade on and the successor to the GF-Ti, the GTD,  is everything we envisaged and more!

Titanium is the perfect material for a genuine high-performance all-rounder – it is very lightweight, corrosion resistant, lively, comfortable and with a beautiful understated appearance.  And if, as in this case, the titanium is of the highest quality with super-high purity levels it is also incredibly strong and reliable, making it ideal for use in tough conditions or when carrying a load.  Beware cheap imitations – this is the real deal!

For the GTD Kinesis have drawn on over 10 years of experience working with titanium to create a new custom drawn 3Al/2v seamless tubeset from one of the world’s leading titanium suppliers.  The GTD features the same fast, yet comfortable geometry as its predecessor, the GF-Ti Disc. However it now has increased tyre clearance, Thru Axle front and rear, and an overall lower frame weight.  The warranty period on the GTD has also been increased to 5 years

The expertise of Kinesis UK shows at the rear of the GTD where they have curved the seat stays giving a beautifully compliant rear end, whilst straightening the chain stays to stiffen the frame laterally.  They have been able to do this with the use of Flat Mount disc brakes which are more compact and fit in board of the stays.

The GTD features 12mm Thru Axles front and rear, using the exclusive Kinesis Tracer Disc Thru Axle carbon monocoque fork.  In the search for improvement over the GF-Ti Kinesis have partnered with GW engineering and will use their patented ‘Switch Lever’, featuring a removeable lever, giving the GTD a much cleaner, less cluttered look.

As with other Kinesis frames, the GTD uses adaptable cable ports which allows you to build your frame with exactly the right cable routing for whether you are running Di2 or mechanical gearing with either a 1x or 2x set up.  The frame has the full compliment of bottle mounts, rack mount, mudguard mounts and a chain pip on the seat stay, details to make riding and travelling with your bike better.

Kinesis have also integrated the replaceable rear derailleur hanger into both the Thru Axle and the dropout of the frame.  This increases the rigidity of the rear hanger, without compromising its ability to break away in an emergency, giving you the tight and precise shifting your derailleur demands.  The custom dropouts are CNC machined from solid billet titanium and feature a discreet Di2 routing hole, for super clean cable routing.

Frameset Features:

Custom drawn 3Al 2.5v titanium tubing

Kinesis Tracer Disc carbon monocoque fork 1.5 tapered

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 34c tyres

Clearance for up to 30c tyres with guards

Di2 / 1x / 2x mechanical compatible

Two bottle cage mounts

Mudguard and rack mounts

68mm threaded BB

31.6mm seat post required

Colour: Brushed natural Ti with laser etched down tube

Sizes: 48 / 51 / 54 / 55.5 / 57 / 60 / 63

Warranty: 5 years

The Kinesis GTD comes to us as a frameset, which can then be built up into a complete bike in our workshop using components of your choice.  With a huge variety of build options and tyre choices etc, you have the freedom to create your dream distance machine – the super refined GTD.


All Kinesis GTD bikes come to us as a bare frameset initially, for building up into a complete bike with components of your choice.

Below are two example builds that we offer as a standard Epic specification, and frequently use as a start point for custom quotations.

KINESIS GTD 105 – £2999

  • Frameset:  Kinesis GTD Ti Disc frame with Kinesis Tracer Disc carbon monocoque fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano 105 7000 Hydraulic Disc (choice of ratios)
  • Finishing Kit:  Deda Zero bars/stem/seatpost/tape with Madison Flux saddle
  • Wheelset:  Shimano RS170 with Vittoria Rubino G+ Tyres


  • Frameset:  Kinesis GTD Ti Disc frame with Kinesis Tracer Disc carbon monocoque fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc (choice of ratios)
  • Finishing Kit:  PRO PLT bars/stem/seatpost with PRO Condor saddle
  • Wheelset:  Mason X Hunt 4 Season with Vittoria Rubino G+ tyres

Further Information

If you would like more information on anything at all, e.g. on custom build quotes, colour options, availability, or sizing etc, please enter your contact details and a short message below, and we will email or ring you back – or alternatively call our Sales Office on 01584 705042.
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