Kinesis MaxLight XC Pro 2 review

The MaxLight XC Pro 2 is the 2006 version of the frankly excellent 05 model. It was (and still is) one of the most comfortable and efficient cross-country race hardtails we've ever ridden.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £399.00 RRP | USD $626.52
The MaxLight now has carbon fibre tuned seatstays.

Our review

The latest version of the XC Pro 2 looks set to be just as impressive
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The MaxLight XC Pro 2 is the 2006 version of the frankly excellent 05 model.

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It was (and still is) one of the most comfortable and efficient cross-country race hardtails we’ve ever ridden. The XC Pro 2 is set to be even better. Still retailing at £399, the Kinesium alloy-framed bike has an integrated headset to lower the front end a touch and also neatened up dropouts. However, the biggest change is the addition of carbon fibre ‘tuned’ seatstays that allow for a degree of vertical compliance, not that last year’s version was uncomfortable. The graphics have been updated to make the frame look a bit sharper too.

Product Specifications

Product

Name MaxLight XC Pro 2
Brand Kinesis

Bottom Bracket Height (in) 29.2
Chainstays (in) 42.5
Head Tube Angle 70.5
Head Tube Length 12
Seat Tube Angle 73.5
Seatpost Hourglass
Top Tube (in) 55.1
Weight (kg) 1.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.5
Frame Material Aluminium
Frame Type Hardtail
Available Sizes 42cm 46cm 50cm 54cm
Available Colours Black Grey Red Satin Silver White