Ryan’s Kinfolk

Ryan's Kinfolk

As a younger man I had a deep appreciation for the craft and mysticism surrounding the art of the Samurai sword, or katana. Now that I am older, I can direct that same respect towards bicycles—most especially Keirin-style frames. While every handmade frame retains an aspect of it’s builder, Japanese frames are also imbued with a certain warrior spirit.

Keirin frames are designed to race, and Kinfolk have taken that ethos to the streets by contracting Kusaka-san to create frames designed to compete on the urban racetrack. This is their latest build, for Ryan, and is a perfect example of their focus on quality and culture. As usual, a selection of components has been chosen for their structural integrity and construction: Campagnolo Record hubs, a Brooks Swift saddle with titanium rails and NJS approved Nitto stem and bars.

Kinfolk is a subsidiary of the Ways & Means Institute for Advanced Living. You can absorb their winning philosophy on the Kinfolk website.

Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk
Ryan's Kinfolk