Hunt + Kinesis – centre lock or 6 bolt?

Kinesis RaceLight 4S disc and Hunt 6 bolt convertors - in a nutshell - they do not work together. Your best bet is a centre lock rotor.

Take a rather delicious set of hunt 4 season disk - and their rather fine looking 6 bolt centrelock adapters. These are screwless. The rotor fits over the pins on the block, and a plate goes over that and a circular retainer screws into the centrelock thread (using conveniently the Shimano bottom bracket tool... convenient as I have one!). 40nm later and its all neat and tidy, but the wheel is not... turning?

This is pretty crucial for a wheel thing. So closer inspection followed. The outer retaining bolt fouls on the bulge for the calliber mount. Fouls as in digs into the paint.

ABOVE we have a picture showing the device in it's component parts... REALLY nicely made (just like the wheels).

BELOW we have a picture of the device fouling the fork.

Going out on a limb, being a roadie, and having no experience of disk beyond what I am using right here right now - and the voyage of adventure that was... I guessed that centerlock was going to involve less bulk - and these were primarily centerlock hubs. So ordered a set of 140 Shimano rotors.

Much relief... they fit.

So - should you find yourself heading down the same route - which rotors for kinesis racelight 4season disc for Hunt X Mason 4 season wheels? Go straight to centre lock. Save yourself that journey of discovery : )

Which is a shame... as the orange anodized rotors would have looked fabulous!

4 Responses to “Hunt + Kinesis – centre lock or 6 bolt?

  • Hi there,

    Great Post.

    I tried posting on your post about your Kinesis build back in Oct 2016, but for some reason it would not post so hoping this will get to you.

    I am preparing to do exactly the same setup. The only thing I am concerned about is the sizing of the frame. Would you mind telling me what size you got and your height ? so I can get a comparison. It just seems the sizing on their site would come out too big for me for the height I am.



    • anthony
      6 years ago

      Their sizing worked out for me. But clearly, you found it otherwise? The frame has more seat post and more stand over for the same size frame than others I have ridden. I bought the frame as opposed to ‘a bike’ and it worked out with their sizing – but each to their own I guess.

  • Michael
    6 years ago

    Exact same problems with the Kenesis Tracer 1.5 DISC TA fork with DT Dwiss E1800 using the 6 bolt adaptor.

  • anthony
    6 years ago

    Good evening Michael –

    These are marked as TRACER FLT. MNT. DISC. 1.5 – so I am assuming that is flat mount. Good to know – thank you for sharing regarding the Tracer 1.5 Disc TA also…. I can live without nice matching anodizing (honestly) – and centre lock is actually quite a tidy solution to be fair – it just came as a bit of “REALLY?!” moment as I looked at the nice Hope rotors, at the clearance, and back again.

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