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2014 Affinity Kissena

New 2014 Affinity Kissena build

Frame:
2014 "Asphalt Black" Affinity Kissena (55cm)

Fork/Headset:
Stock carbon fork (aluminum steerer), FSA Orbit integrated headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
165mm Sram Omnium with GXP BB

Pedals:
Time Atac Alium

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
48t Sram Omnium, 17t EAI cog, Sram single-speed chain

Handlebars/Stem:
3T ARX-PRO stem, Cinelli pista drop bar

Saddle/Seatpost:
27.2 Thomson seatpost, Fizik Ardea VS saddle

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
60mm carbon clincher 20H

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
88mm carbon clincher 24H

Accessories:
Knog Skink light (front & back), purple ducky for extra aero points

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by andytsang. Last updated about 5 years ago.

15 Comments

heacu

heacu says:

how tall are you? i am 5'9" and contemplating the 55cm kissena. the geometry on the 52cm seems way too small, but then i've heard some people go down a size on bikes intended for the track.

Posted about 5 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

I'm 5'2 but I've got long limbs so the 55cm works out for me. The 52 is way too small for you, you'd look like a clown riding those circus bikes. With that said, the 55-57 is ideal but it'll really come down to preference and your reach. The seattube is only a 1cm difference while the toptube is about 2-2.5cm difference between 55 and 57.

Posted about 5 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

5'7*

Posted about 5 years ago

heacu

heacu says:

57 would be too big, i am sure. i ride a 54" specialized road bike, which is rather compact, i admit, i don't want to go smaller than that. the standover height on that is 75cm. your kissena's center-center seat tube is 54cm, so i am guessing the standover height is nearly 80cm? can you stand over it without being on your tippy toes?

otherwise, how's the frame? do you like it? do you ride it on the track or on the road?

Posted about 5 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

Never took the time to measure my standover height, however, I'm not standing on my tippy toes so it's not much a problem. Coming from a steel frame the Kissena is super stiff, responsive and light. I ride it on an outdoor track and on the road, no complaints. Probably gonna get to take it to an indoor velo in the summer so I'll let you know how that is haha

Posted about 5 years ago

ultimaform

ultimaform says:

fast bike

Posted about 5 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

Fast in the right hands, for sure

Posted about 5 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

Really great kissena!

Posted over 5 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

Cheers, you've got some great rides yourself!

Posted over 5 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

SO SLICK! What size is this frame?

Posted over 5 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

55cm, my friend!

Posted over 5 years ago

budhai

budhai says:

so clean. if i ever retire my track champion i would get a kissena in a heart beat

Posted almost 6 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

Thank you brotha, and definitely do it! The frame is super stiff and light!

Posted almost 6 years ago

Alxhanate

Alxhanate says:

Sick!

Posted almost 6 years ago

andytsang

andytsang says:

Thanks man!

Posted almost 6 years ago