Kinesis has just launched its second generation Tripster ATR titanium adventure road bike. The ATR in its name stands for Adventure-Tour-Race and it’s designed for use over a variety of surfaces, with clearance to fit wide tyres. As well as standard 700c wheels with tyres up to 45mm width, it will also fit smaller 650B wheelsets shod with MTB tyres up to 2 inches across.
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Kinesis’s Bruce Dalton says: “Right from the beginning in 2012, the Tripster surprised us with how popular it was and how much people enjoyed building them and riding them. They’ve always been fun to ride, capable and tough and people have taken them on some amazing adventures all over the world.
“We’ve given the Tripster a thorough re-design for this new V2 model. Customers and our ambassadors were telling us they wanted an even more capable and versatile bike to help them do more adventurous riding but with all of the qualities they loved about the original.”
For the second generation bike, Kinesis has increased the diameter of the down tube and also flattened off the bottom of the top tube for more comfortable carrying. Cable routing has also gone internal, to make it less prone to contamination. And there’s also a mounting point for a third bottle cage on the underside of the down tube for those planning epic rides in warm climates.
To mark the launch, Kinesis has a video of the Tripster ATR being ridden by endurance cyclist Mike Hall in not-so-warm Wales.
Kinesis has also redesigned the rear triangle to allow it to be switched from 12x142mm thru-axles to 9x135mm quick releases. Brake compatibility also switches from post mount to flat mount.
The Tripster ATR frame is priced at £1849.99. A separate tapered full carbon ATR For Tripster fork with straight blades can be bought for £279.99.