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KENSUKE // GRAVEL & ADVENTURE ROAD

KENSUKE // GRAVEL & ADVENTURE ROAD

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Across unpaved roads and trails all over the world - a new generation of bicycle has not so quietly given birth to a movement. Utilitarian by design, versatile by nature and backed by performance, the Gravel and Adventure Road category has captivated the minds and bodies of riders of all backgrounds and abilities. For these riders, we’ve developed the ultimate machine that resolves the age old question, “Where am I going to ride today?” We answer confidently, “Anywhere.”







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Across unpaved roads and trails all over the world - a new generation of bicycle has not so quietly given birth to a movement. Utilitarian by design, versatile by nature and backed by performance, the Gravel and Adventure Road category has captivated the minds and bodies of riders of all backgrounds and abilities. For these riders, we’ve developed the ultimate machine that answers the age old question, “Where am I going to ride today?” We answer confidently, “Anywhere.”


This new segment of riding is at the crossroads of many popular disciplines of today. Part performance road, part cyclo-cross, with a trace of touring and mountain bike intertwined. Gravel Road, at it’s essence, is a category that fills the gaps where other realms fall short - while simultaneously breaking the bike down to it’s bare most necessities. Our Kensuke model does just that and more!


Our Kensuke is our most versatile platform. Perfectly capable on a ‘Cross course, well-suited for Endurance Road riding, a performance-minded Touring rig ready to bikepack it’s way through your next trip - this truly is one bike to rule them all. It’s fabricated with high-performance Toray T800 carbon fiber, featuring a confidence inspiring all-road geometry that sublimely unifies the best attributes of our road race Kampionne, our ‘cross course shredding KÜDÜ with a tire capacity more akin to our Ridgeback 29er mountain bike. The Kensuke is designed around 160mm thru-axle disc brake standard which allows for a wide variety of wheel and tire options. Perfectly suitable for road oriented 25c slicks, or a 33c grifo ‘cross tread and up to 40c for a true all-road experience. The Kensuke is designed with smart features like fender and rack mounts, internal cable routing and a third bottle cage under the down-tube.


We are not simply jumping into a new market. With the Kensuke, we have designed the bike we’ve always wanted to ride and at the end of the day, we are doing something that we should have done a long time ago - we are putting the adventure back into bike riding.


The world is ready for a bike that does it all. The only requirement is that you come ready for the adventure.


Available in Matte Black. 


FEATURES

• Unidirectional, Torayca T800 ultra-high modulus carbon fiber, monocoque assembly
• Relaxed, and upright Endurance Geometry designed for all day comfort and performance
• Tapered head-tube features oversized bottom bearing for handling precision
• Internally routed for Di2, EPS or mechanical shift and brake cables
• Shimano E-thru 12x100 and 12x142 thru-axle system (included with frameset)
• Flat-mount disc brakes
• Fender and rack mounts
• Third bottle cage mount under the downtube
• Chainstay bashguard
• PF30 bottom bracket
• 40c tire clearance* 
 1120-grams

*The Panaracer Gravel King SK 40c measures at 46c when mounted, while the 35 measures just under 39c. We are working with Panaracer to develop a true 40c SK option for our Kensuke builds. 


CUSTOM BUILD YOUR KENSUKE
At KindHuman Bicycles we allow every customer the ability to custom build their dream bike. That means selecting the components and fit that work for you, your body and your wallet. The result is a final finished product that’s right for you to ride, every time. Begin by selecting either a frameset or complete bicycle, your size and color before completely customizing your ride! We offer Complimentary Fit & Build Consultations for all customers. If you would like help with fit or selecting the right options for you - call us at 1.855.922.5463 or email us at info@kindhuman.cc by clicking the button below.



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STEP 1 // CHOOSE A COMPLETE BICYCLE OR FRAMESET
Begin your Custom Built Bicycle journey by selecting either a frameset or complete bicycle. You will then unlock handpicked options from manufacturers like Shimano, SRAM, Ritchey Logic and Stan's NoTubes among others to build your dream bike.

  • Includes frame, fork, headset, seat clamp and thru-axles.

 

Fit is key for performance and comfort. Please refer to our Geometry Chart below for sizing information. If you have any questions regarding the perfect size frame for you, do not hesitate to contact us and our team of professional fitters will be happy to set up a Complimentary Fit & Build Consultation with you. 

 

Build your Kensuke with the groupset of your choice. From 1x11 and 2x11-speeds, we offer the best selection of groupsets from Shimano and SRAM. With KindHuman Bicycles you'll always get full-system spec meaning we don't swap out parts with lower cost options to meet price points or to inflate our margin. If you order a bike with Shimano Ultegra each and every part of your gruppo will be built with Shimano Ultegra, period. Our full-system spec approach equates to better quality and better value for riders like you.


 

This is where you truly make your Custom Built bike - your own. Traditionally, when you purchase a bike off the showroom floor, the bike is built to cater to the average rider. At KindHuman Bicycles, we know there is no such thing!

 

Choosing between a single or double-chainring for gravel and adventure riding presents two very distinct options. Each with their own benefits and drawbacks. With a traditional double chainring like we offer from Shimano, you have a wider range of gears and is more versatile for on-road usage. While the SRAM 1X chainring setups are limited in gear range but reduce weight and all but eliminate any front derailleur shifting problems during muddy, messy conditions. If you’re building the Kensuke as a gravel/adventure bike that you can race with - we recommend the Shimano double chainring setup. If you’re building the Kensuke as a race bike that you can take on adventures - choose SRAM.

 

While there are many cassette rations available on the market today, we like to keep things simple for our customers. We’ve done our research and when it comes to cassette rations, we know what our customers want and need. That’s why we offer three of the most often purchased and used cassette ratios by real riders - just like you.

 

While other companies stock cheaper “proprietary” components, we offer a choice of the best quality, best performing products from Ritchey Logic. When you Custom Build your KindHuman Bicycle, you will have no added costs for replacement parts or upgrades. You get the right components that fit your body, your performance needs and your budget - right from the start.

 

Your handlebar shape plays a huge role in how you control your bike, how it handles, steers and your overall fit. We offer three great handlebar shapes from Ritchey Logic!

 

Handlebar width plays a huge role in comfort and handling. While other companies stock their bikes to meet the needs of the “average” rider, we know that our riders come in all different shapes and sizes. You’re anything but average and you deserve to be treated as such! When selecting your handlebar width, it’s a good idea to understand your AC joint measurement. Your AC joint is the area on your shoulder where your collarbone (clavicle) and acromion (shoulder blade) meet. If you measure across the raised, bony protrusions on the front of your shoulder - you have a good idea of your AC joint measurement. Add 2cm to this number and that should give you a good idea what your handlebar width should be.

 

Stem length is key to how your bike fits and steers. We do our best to fit our riders on a frame that will keep them on a 110cm stem or higher but we realize that is not always possible. When in doubt, we recommend starting with a 110cm stem as it is a good, neutral starting position.

 

Finding a saddle can be a difficult task but we allow you to choose the saddle that’s right for you - right from the start instead of using a sub-optimal stock option or paying more to replace yours after your purchase. We offer three distinct saddle shapes from Ritchey Logic designed by Tom Ritchey himself, a historic name in cycling who has been creating comfortable, performance saddles since 1994!

 

We offer two options for handlebar tape. Our base option is Shimano’s Pro brand Digital Carbon which is a standard foam option similar to most cork tapes but it utilizes a comfortable, textured anti-slip pattern that our customers love. For those riders looking for a little extra padding, the Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 is a solid option. It featured a tacky, shock absorbing material for extra comfort and control. The Lizard Skins DSP is also the lightest bar tape on the market at only 56grams including bar end plugs.

 

It’s often said that upgrading your wheels is the first and best upgrade you can make to your bike. At KindHuman Bicycles, we feel like you shouldn’t be forced to comply with sub-par wheels only to pay for an upgrade a couple months later! Our base model wheels are superior to most brands stock options which is a powerful value added proposition. From there, we offer a range of wheel options to suit your performance demands and budgetary needs from top brands like Stan’s No Tubes.

 

Tires play a huge role in your bikes overall ride feel and quality especially when it comes to gravel! We offer a neutral but versatile tread patterns that are well-suited to a myriad of conditions from the first name in Gravel Road tires - Panaracer!

 

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Frame Material Torayca T800 Carbon Fiber
Headset Integrated 1.1/8" to 1.5"
Bottom Bracket PF30
Seatpost Size 31.6mm
Front Derailleur Clamp-On 34.9mm
Fender Mounts Yes
Rack Mounts Yes
Frame Weight 1120-grams

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GUARANTEE

GUARANTEE

We realize that purchasing a new bike sight unseen is a big step. We stand behind every product we make. That's why we offer a Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee on all KindHuman Bicycles within 30 days of your original purchase. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you’re not, we’re here to help.


Simply return your purchase in new condition and we will issue a full refund. KindHuman Bicycles is not able to refund postage on any return and the original owner is responsible for shipment of any returned item.


For returns or exchanges, contact us for a Return Authorization Number. You may also call us at 1.855.922.5463 (KIND) or email info@kindhuman.cc. We will shortly follow up with return instructions.


LIFETIME WARRANTY

All KindHuman apparel, accessories and even our framesets and complete bikes are covered by a Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer defects to the original owner. All KindHuman Bicycles products are made using high-quality materials. Be kind to your gear and your gear will be kind to you.* For information regarding your product’s warranty or how to process a warranty claim please see our return and warranty page >>. You may also call us at 1.855.922.5463 (KIND) or email info@kindhuman.cc. Faulty items will either be replaced, repaired or refunded following a precise evaluation. Please note that any item purchased from one of our dealers needs to be taken back to that dealer location for processing.


Unless otherwise provided, facilitation of the Lifetime Warranty is limited to the replacement of defective parts with those of equal or greater value at the sole discretion of KindHuman Bicycles. In no event shall KindHuman Bicycles be held responsible for direct, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, damages for personal injury, property damage, or economic losses, whether based on contract, warranty, negligence, product liability, or any other theory.


*Please see the recommended care instructions on each of our garments.


EXCLUSIONS

The above warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. All warranties are void if the bicycle is modified from its original condition or the bicycle is used for other than normal activities.