Kis (‘Keep It Simple’) is a small, rider-owned company from North Yorkshire, established in 2009. Over 15 years of experience riding all kinds of bikes with different geometries and sizes, the guys behind Kis had been amazed that their cool new ideas had not been taken up by established companies, so decided to start their own company, making products that real riders wanted to see.
All its products, including frames, forks, bars, stems, sprockets, hubs and seats, are designed in-house and tested rigorously by a dedicated team of riders. Since the birth of the company, Kis riders have included Mark Noble, Cleggy, Benson, Dyno, Greg Hammer, Andre Fowkes, Richie Lee-Haigh, Joe Watson, Danny Hart, Alex Landeros, Trey Herrera, Linus Welsh, Nick Goodall, Ashley Douglas and Tom Justice.
The newest and most progressive of Kis’s three frames is the ‘Black Heart’, offering a nimble platform for today’s technical street and park riders with its steeper head angle and super-short rear end. It is also the first Kis frame to use the Mid BB, allowing the larger and stronger bearings to be used, and therefore offering more strength in vulnerable areas.
Also available is the ‘Winchester’, inspired by the famous Bar End trails in the town of that name, and offering top and bottom headtube gussets for maximum front end strength. The third frame in the range is the ‘Mirage’, Kis’s progressive all-rounder as ridden by Dyno and Tom Justice. and available in a gorgeous candy apple Trans Red and a stunning Flat Raw.