The video captures what the bike's intended uses are: namely road, gravel and muddy trail adventures.
Although off-road and gravel is where the Tripster, with its sturdy fat tubes and 40mm tyres, will really come into its own, it goes without saying that the bike looks more than suitable for commutes too. The video shows the sort of riding an adventure/gravel bike can be used for by cyclists, emphasising the fun types of riding you can get up to on an adventure/gravel bike around the roads and trails of Britain.
Our man Dave Arthur is reviewing a Tripster AT right now: his test build (shown in the unboxing video above) is a non-production spec, and comes with a Shimano XT Di2 mountain bike rear mech operated by R785 Di2 shifters, 40t Praxis Wave Tech chainrings on an Alba chainset, Reynolds ATR carbon wheels with VeeTire Rail 40mm tyres and a Ritchey finishing kit. This build would come in at £3,500, although the price of a frameset is £699.99 on the Kinesis website and a stock build version with Sram Rival 1x gearing, Crosslight wheels and FSA finishing kit comes in at £1699.98.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing road.cc's live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.