Singletrack Forum Informs Design Of New Kinesis Tripster AT

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Once upon a time, three years ago now, one of our Forumites started the thread ‘Tripster ATR finally built up – lush!’, posting up this picture of their bespoke build.

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The thread blossomed into a spectacular collection of pictures of beautiful titanium, plus many questions and answers. It’s the Wikipedia of Tripsters. It’s also been closely followed by the people developing the new iterations of Kinesis Tripsters, as the thread shows people discovering the limits of the bike, wishing it could do this, or that, and using them in all sorts of different ways that perhaps hadn’t been thought of when the bike was first developed.

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Arran Blue option

Hop forward, and today sees the launch of the Kinesis Tripster AT – an alloy version. Informed not only by the Singletrack Forum, but also by that Singletrack Legend, Mike Hall.

Adventure bike!
Adventure bike!

All the details are over on grit.cx now, so pop on over for a closer look, or tune in next week when we’ll be taking delivery of this test bike.

This will be ours soon!
This will be ours soon!

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (3)

    It’s strange how they managed to use the forum Tripster thread to inform the design of the new model. A couple of times when I spoke to people at Kinesis regarding my Tripster and mentioned the thread here, they told me that they’d never seen the thread and they advised me not to take any notice of things I read online!

    Lolz at notmyrealname!
    As a fully paid up member of the aforementioned thread, unfortunately I do not need an alu Tripster. But it looks blimmin lovely!

    Bugger, how do i explain this to my wife?

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