Brand new all-season road bike

Welcome to the brand-new Kinesis R2 – the R2 is a modern-day road bike ideally suited to those looking for good pace in their ride with the added prospect of something a little more adventurous if desired.  The R2 is built around the same proven frame and fork as the highly acclaimed, group test winning R1 bike which Cycling Plus magazine reported as having “Understated class and excellent ride quality” and said had “instant zing when pressing the pedals“. Customer feedback led Kinesis to tweak the recipe to cater to those riders who wanted a double chainset, and the R2 features a Shimano 2×10 drivetrain, providing plentiful gear range. No matter whether you like to tackle big climbs, bomb fast descents, or get your head down on the flat roads then R2 will get you there with ease.

Kinesis UK experience spans over two decades of aluminium frame design. Drawing on this they created the R2 with a lightweight double butted 6061 Alloy tube blend that delivers a light and responsive ride feel, and features a Kinesis “Rider Fit Geometry” which has been developed for comfortable all-day rides.  Good alloy frames have rightly earned their place with a ride quality can easily trump that of cheap carbon frames. Impeccable weld quality and attention to detail come as standard, with internal down tube cable routing keeps the R2 looking clean and the servicing practical. Rack and guard mounts open up all seasons riding, along with ample clearance for bigger tyres with full guards.  Up front a custom full “UD carbon” fork keeps weight low and takes out road buzz whilst feeling direct and accurate at all times.

The R2 is built with a full Shimano Tiagra 4720 20 speed groupset, which features hydraulic Shimano Tiagra disc brakes that are brilliantly reliable and handle the stopping duties with minimum effort.  Kinesis have sensibly fitted the R2 with Continental’s Grand Sport Race in 32c, hitting the sweet spot for grip, cornering and low rolling resistance.


The Kinesis R2 is available as a full bike only – but as specialists in customising bikes please contact us using the form below if you would like to discuss the tailoring of the R1 to suit your requirements.

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Kinesis R2 Double Butted 6061 Alloy with Full Carbon R2 fork
  • Groupset:  Shimani Tiagra 20s Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset:  Alex Rims 1.9P Tubeless Compatible with Continental Grand Sport Race 700x32c tyres – available with our famous Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices.


Frame: Kinesis R2 Double Butted Alloy 6061.
Fork: Kinesis R2 Full UD Carbon.
Headset: FSA Sealed Bearing No. 42 Integrated Road.
Shift Levers: Shimano Tiagra ST-4720.
Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra RD-4700.
Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra FD-4700.
Chain: Shimano HG-51.
Bottom Bracket: Shimano CN-HG54.
Brakes: Shimano Tiagra BR-4770 Hydraulic.
Rotors: Shimano RT64 160mm.
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG500 10 speed 11-34.
Crankset: Shimano Tiagra FC-4700 50/34t. S: 170mm, M & L: 172.5mm, XL: 175mm.
Front Hub: Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12 mm x 100 mm Through Axle.
Rear Hub: Alloy, Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub, Centre-lock, 12 mm x 142 mm Through Axle.
Rims: Alex Rims 1.9P Tubeless Compatible.
Tyre: Continental Grand Sport Race 32c.
Seatpost: Kinesis Alloy 6061 27.2 mm x 350 mm.
Handlebar: Kinesis Alloy 6061 S(51):42 cm M(54):44 cm L(57):44 cm XL(60):46 cm.
Stem: Kinesis Alloy 6061 6° Rise S(51):80mm M(54):90mm L(57):90mm XL(60):100mm.
Bar Tape: Black Cork Bar Tape.
Saddle: Selle Italia X3 Black.
Colour: Black Gold.

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices, such as:

  • Complete bike with Mavic Ksyrium S wheels (worth £360) – just £1749
  • Complete bike with DT Swiss P1800 wheels (worth £380) – just £1765

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £1550 – but to receive our own unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.