Kinesis has today lifted the lid on its next generation Tripster, the new lower price point accessible AT build.
Drawing on several years of experience and feedback returned from the brand’s flagship titanium ATR, today’s debut shares much of the same DNA, but brings forward an evolved geometry, tyre clearance offering space for 700 x 45c or 650b x 52c tyres and Kinesis’ own lightweight hydroformed “Kinesium” alloy tubing.
The AT is a bike that has drawn much inspiration from the late Mike Hall who had been sharing his ideas with the brand. As a result the graphics pay homage to Hall who pitched in to the design alongside in-house developer Matt Hall.
The frameset is offered in two new colours: Arran blue, inspired by the bluey-grey light of wide open spaces found in the Highlands of Scotland, in-particular the Island of Arran and Seeon Yellow, an unashamed ‘shouty’ frame of neon yellow that is will get you seen in any light.
Stocks of the AT will be with dealers from the second week of July and framesets and builds are available for dealers to order now via distributor Upgrade Bikes.
Both frame colourways are offered in 48/51/54/55.5/57/60 and 63cm and the retail price comes in at £699.99. Framesets include a 142×12 Thru-axle, colour-matched full carbon Tripster 12mm Thru-axle fork, an integrated tapered headset and a seat clamp.
A complete bike option is available for £1,699.98 featuring a SRAM Rival 1 group-set and Kinesis UK’s well established Crosslight CX Disc.v4 wheels.