ATR stands for Adventure. Tour. Race.
Use the Kinesis Tripster ATR for adventure cycling, distance racing, touring, sportives or cyclocross.
With the original Tripster ATR back in 2012, we were an early mover in the trend towards a more capable, adventure focussed, drop barred off road bike and it quickly became one of the most popular framesets weve ever produced.
Theyve been much loved companions on roads and trails from Kingston upon Thames to Kazakhstan as they proved an almost perfect choice for exploring, fast and far.
Since the launch of the original model, weve taken extensive feedback from our customers and ambassadors as well as noticed that many people are increasing the amount of technical riding theyre doing on drop barred bikes.
In developing the Tripster ATR v2 weve kept all of the best features of the old bike but taken the capability up to a new level.
Weve enhanced the strength of the bike through a new custom tube set, increasing the gauge on the down tube and flattened off the base of the top tube.
This allows frame bags to sit more securely or to make it more comfortable for you to shoulder the bike for longer carrying sections of any adventure.
Weve also changed the rear triangle to include a Shimano flat mount tucked out of the way on the chain stay along with through axle compatibility.
For flexibility weve developed a switchable drop out system allowing a choice of either 9 x 135 QR or 12 x 142mm through axle.
The Tripster ATR v2 now features internal routing with brake and shifter cables/hoses (and/or Di2 wiring) inside the frame.
This reduces the chance of muck and detritus getting into your cables, helping ensure you have crisp shifting regardless of the conditions.
Also new is a 3rd bottle cage so you can securely carry even more on the bike using a caddy or fuel bottle for trekking across the Himalayas if you wish to.
Tyre clearance has been increased to up 45mm tyres (or up to 40mm with mudguards) and its also possible to run 650B wheels with 2.0 MTB tyres as well, increasing choice and versatility.
Whilst doing all of the above, we took the opportunity to revise the geometry, adjusting the bottom bracket height to increase off-road performance whilst ensuring the bike feels stable and planted at all times.
This combined with the long top tube and slack head tube angle creates a package that excels with a shorter stem and wider bars.
The new Tripster ATR v2 will inspire you and give you the confidence to go the distance on every adventure.
The Tripster ATR v2 is now sold frame only to allow owners to pair it with the fork of their choice.