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Without wanting to go too overboard, we loved the 2005 RC race frame. It’s the price, the ride and the looks – pretty hard to beat. Upgrade have now added a couple of extra build kits and added some frame changes for 2006. Most notably is a little extra height in the front end, which is a welcome change and will help frame fit for a wider range of riders and applications.

As Kinesis say…

For 2006, we have left the geometry of the 48, 51 and 55cm sizes alone, but the 45 has undergone some changes. The smallest frame has a shortened front centre making it more suitable for smaller riders and for the first time it has ‘carbonstrutt’ carbon seat stays specially developed for this frame. [very tasty it looks too – ed]

The RC’s amazing ride quality is due to the use of advanced Kinesium tubing, high modulus, smooth jointed, tuned carbon wishbone seatstays [on 48, 51 and 55cm sizes, 45cm size has twin carbonstrutt stays] and UK designed, race ready geometry. Our hand built frames are joined using advanced ‘UltraSmoothWeldProfile’ technology, giving strong, stress free welds and a super clean appearance.

The top tube and seat tube are ‘Power Bulged’ giving maximum area at the head tube and BB for ultimate stiffness and response. The down tube has an Aero top section and is ovalised at the BB, further enhancing power transfer. The decals are all new for 2006 and there is a new ‘Gloss Battleship Grey’ colour.

Sizes: 45, 48, 51 and 55cm [c/t]

Colours: RC Red, Crystal White and Gloss Battleship Grey (as shown)

Fork Recommendation: New ‘Energy’ carbon for razor sharp steering, or ‘Integra’ carbon for more compliance.

Frame price: £349

Bikes (with Shimano 105) from: £979.95


Kinesium throughout

And carbon seat stays

Full Ultegra 10 speed

New colours and graphics

Compact cranks

New tube profiles and paintwork


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