Carbon may now rule the roost when it comes to road bikes, but there will always be a place for titanium. Let’s face it, titanium makes for beautiful bikes, but there’s more to Ti than beauty alone. Sure, the Kinesis GF_Ti Disc is a looker, but it’s also a superbly versatile machine ready to provide many happy miles regardless of what you throw at it.
The GF_Ti first launched in 2012 and Kinesis are now onto the third iteration of the frame, which, for 2016, is available in both disc and rim brake versions. The GF_Ti is a frame perfectly-suited to disc brakes – a long-distance machine which will wholly benefit from the increased modulation and reliable all-weather braking performance offered up by discs.
Kinesis have developed a new disc-ready carbon fibre fork for the GF_Ti Disc but otherwise, the frame is largely unchanged, other than that the graphics on the downtube are now laser-etched, while the titanium seatpost clamp has been rotated to protect the bolt from rear wheel spray if you run the frame without mudguards.