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Kinesis Tripster ATR v2 - Video First Look

Dave checks out the updated Tripster ATR go-anywhere adventure titanium bike in this video

Late last year Kinesis launched an update to its hugely popular Tripster ATR, a titanium go-anywhere do-anything bike, and Dave Atkinson has been riding the new bike. In the video above he details his build and the key changes on the new bike.

Regular readers will remember we got an exclusive first ride on this new bike a few months ago, and you can read that first ride and watch the video here. 

We don't want to give away too much in this article, you can watch Dave's video above, but you can read more details about the updates to the Tripster ATR vV2 here.

David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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CXR94Di2 | 6 years ago
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I've had my Tripster V2 since January. I changed out the thru-axle for QR, because all my wheels are QR. I fitted XT Di2 with Synchro shift. I run either 11-40 Cass or 11-32. I changed the 40/28 XT crank to create 44/28 using a 9 speed chainring. It has huge gear ratio. I have 3 sets of wheels 40mm G One tyres or 60mm carbon aero with tubs for faster riding. It's is a true do it all bike. I've ridden up mountains like Ventoux and done club runs to sportives. Extremely comfortable with a nice high stack. I use flat top bars double wrapped, if I want to go super fast I can ride puppy paws aero.

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Grahamd replied to CXR94Di2 | 6 years ago
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CXR94Di2 wrote:

I've had my Tripster V2 since January. I changed out the thru-axle for QR, because all my wheels are QR. I fitted XT Di2 with Synchro shift. I run either 11-40 Cass or 11-32. I changed the 40/28 XT crank to create 44/28 using a 9 speed chainring. It has huge gear ratio. I have 3 sets of wheels 40mm G One tyres or 60mm carbon aero with tubs for faster riding. It's is a true do it all bike. I've ridden up mountains like Ventoux and done club runs to sportives. Extremely comfortable with a nice high stack. I use flat top bars double wrapped, if I want to go super fast I can ride puppy paws aero.

Thanks for the information, am curious about your gearing, how often do you spin out running 44 - 11 combination.

 

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CXR94Di2 replied to Grahamd | 6 years ago
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CXR94Di2 wrote:

I've had my Tripster V2 since January. I changed out the thru-axle for QR, because all my wheels are QR. I fitted XT Di2 with Synchro shift. I run either 11-40 Cass or 11-32. I changed the 40/28 XT crank to create 44/28 using a 9 speed chainring. It has huge gear ratio. I have 3 sets of wheels 40mm G One tyres or 60mm carbon aero with tubs for faster riding. It's is a true do it all bike. I've ridden up mountains like Ventoux and done club runs to sportives. Extremely comfortable with a nice high stack. I use flat top bars double wrapped, if I want to go super fast I can ride puppy paws aero.

Thanks for the information, am curious about your gearing, how often do you spin out running 44 - 11 combination.

 

It happened once in September when I was on Military road on the IOW this was with the 40t chainring. I hit 110rpm at around 30mph. I couldn't go faster and got dropped by my group. This was only one section maybe -1% gradient, once the gradient gets steeper gravity kicks in. With a 44t it drops the cadence by about 10rpm, which is alot more manageable. The XT Di2 derailleur is at it maximum with this setup. It functions perfectly and doesn't catch or rub

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kil0ran replied to CXR94Di2 | 6 years ago
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CXR94Di2 wrote:

I've had my Tripster V2 since January. I changed out the thru-axle for QR, because all my wheels are QR. I fitted XT Di2 with Synchro shift. I run either 11-40 Cass or 11-32. I changed the 40/28 XT crank to create 44/28 using a 9 speed chainring. It has huge gear ratio. I have 3 sets of wheels 40mm G One tyres or 60mm carbon aero with tubs for faster riding. It's is a true do it all bike. I've ridden up mountains like Ventoux and done club runs to sportives. Extremely comfortable with a nice high stack. I use flat top bars double wrapped, if I want to go super fast I can ride puppy paws aero.

What do you need to run 9mm QRs in thru-axle dropouts? My disc wheels are 9mm and I'd prefer not to have to rebuild them on to thru axle hubs

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CXR94Di2 replied to kil0ran | 6 years ago
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kil0ran wrote:
CXR94Di2 wrote:

I've had my Tripster V2 since January. I changed out the thru-axle for QR, because all my wheels are QR. I fitted XT Di2 with Synchro shift. I run either 11-40 Cass or 11-32. I changed the 40/28 XT crank to create 44/28 using a 9 speed chainring. It has huge gear ratio. I have 3 sets of wheels 40mm G One tyres or 60mm carbon aero with tubs for faster riding. It's is a true do it all bike. I've ridden up mountains like Ventoux and done club runs to sportives. Extremely comfortable with a nice high stack. I use flat top bars double wrapped, if I want to go super fast I can ride puppy paws aero.

What do you need to run 9mm QRs in thru-axle dropouts? My disc wheels are 9mm and I'd prefer not to have to rebuild them on to thru axle hubs

You buy the rear QR dropouts from Kinesisand swap. I use the Tripster carbon fork for QR

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