The Kinesis Tripster ATR Titanium is an iconic bike, targetted directly at riders whom consider the horizon a challenge and measure their adventures in days, not hours. Now Kinesis have released a new Tripster AT, bringing the same adventurous spirit to a more affordable price point.
It’s all in the DNA
The new Tripster AT channels the spirit and DNA that made the Tripster ATR v.2 the definitive adventure bike, sharing an identical geometry and ethos, but wrapped in a more affordable package. With the capacity to accept 700 x 45c or 650b x 52c tyres easily, the Tripster AT is designed to go, well, anywhere. The Tripster AT was also the start of a collaboration with the late Mike Hall, who brought his extensive knowledge of bikepacking into the design process. The frame colours also stemmed from Mike’s input. The Arran Blue is inspired by the diffuse blue light found in the vast open spaces of the Scottish Highlands, while the Seeon Yellow is loud and in-your-face, enough to get you noticed on the darkest of roads.
The frame is manufactured from Kinesis’ iconic lightweight hydroformed “Kinesium” alloy, designed specifically to take bikepacking bags and withstand the demands of long journeys offroad. The frame is ported for both mechanical and Di2 shifting, and features no less than 3 bottle cage mounts. A 142 x 12 mm thru-axle boosts stiffness in the rear and a colour matched full carbon Tripster 12 mm thru-axle fork keeps the steering precise. In keeping with its rugged intent, the Tripster AT uses a standard threaded BB, 27.2 mm seatpost for added comfort and rack and mudguard mounts.
The Tripster AT is available to pre-order now via Kinesis Dealers, with first stock expected in the second week of July. The bike will be available in the two colourways in sizes 48 / 51 / 54 / 55.5 / 57 / 60 / 63 cm. There will be a frame and fork only option for £699.99, with a full build SRAM Rival 1 group-set and Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc.v4 wheels for £1699.98.
For more information head to kinesisbikes.co.uk
Words: Trev Worsey Photos: Kinesis