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  • DrP
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    Looking at the factory bike build, I just wonder what the STW mind thinks of the standard wheels – kinesis CX wheels?

    Seen a good price on there whole bike, which makes buying frame and components separately a bit hard to ignore…

    DrP

    rewski
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    Can’t comment on the CX wheels but the Maxlight have had great reviews, I wish they were available when I got my Sync.

    just posting/subscribing to not miss any more ATR goodness – move along please nothing to see here.

    god its so tempting to ditch the carbon road and alu cross and get one of these……………………..

    @Somafunk, did you have any issues with fitting the rear rack with the seat stay mounted caliper? The caliper mount looks intentionally designed to move it inwards away and the rack mount is a little higher than normal. is clearance for the rack ok?

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    I had to use a 5mm spacer to clear the calliper and also put a slight bend in the sks mudguard stays, you may be able to make it out in the pics.

    I also squeezed the lower rack stay in a vice where it came into contact with the calliper arm.

    The front mudguard stays took some creative bending in a vice

    And rather than use the two outrigger stays to the seat post mounts i used one titanium outrigger stay with a bend in it and attached to the seat stay mudguard mount, when it came time to fit the mudguards i just drilled a small hole in the centre of the mudguard and bolted it and the stay to the frame, ti bolts off course ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Whoop – Full Kinesis build ordered at a frankly exceptional online price ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for all your assistance !

    DrP
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    TLR…from…?

    DrP

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    T.L.R, well done – you can now join in with the rest of us evangelical fan boys that pollute every Tripster thread with tales and pics of our bikes.

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    @somafunk, thank you for those pictures! That has helped massively, my only niggle preventing me from ordering one was the rack mounting. I have just gone ahead and ordered one! Its main role will be to replace my Genesis Equilibrium which I commute 135 miles a week on but plan on using it for a bit of everything.

    Buz, where from ? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon gonetothehills
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    LOL @ somafunk. Guilty as charged!
    TLR & Buzz – well done too. Happy days ahead. Just plotting my early ride tomorrow, heading over Longnor way… #TripsterTime

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    Wahayโ€ฆ.another convert to our Tripster love in session, i seriously should give Dom a call and bend his ear about a discount on a second set of Crosslight CX disc wheelsโ€ฆโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ˜€

    You’ll see in the pic below the very minimal amount i had to squeeze my Tubus Fly rack in the vice to get full clearance from the brake actuation arm, this, along with a 5mm M5 plastic spacer from my spare parts tub gave ample clearance.

    The Tripster is truly an inspirational rideโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

    I had planned to be stuck inside all afternoon editing tracks for our dance tent at the Wickerman Festival but all the talk on here of riding made me think ****-it, the sun is out i’m going out for a run” which was a damn good idea as i had run out of inspiration for a specific intro to a track i’m trying to compose, on the way back in to town from the festival site there is a long hill that it’s possible to hit 50mph+ on the descent if the wind is behind you, on the way down the hill i ran out of leg speed at 40mph+ and just tucked and held on in the drops, the sound of the freewheel spinning up was pretty cool so i came back home and gorilla taped my tascam 24bit recorder to my seat stay with a bit of padding around it and headed back out, got to the top of the hill and set the levels etc and hoofed it down the hill till i couldn’t spin any more and recorded the Fzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz of the freewheel as it wound up to speed. It sounds freakin amazing so i’m spending tonight buggering about with it and hopefully by the end of the weekend i’ll be done and i’ll have a very unusual intro.

    So the Tripster’s not just for riding, it’s an aid to productivity as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

    ^ That’s not the actual wicker man that gets burnt, thats just the wicker guy that greets you at the entrance gate to the festival, the actual wicker man is being built (far larger) up on site towards the hills you can see in the background but i didn’t take a pic as the design is meant to be a surprise each year.

    DrP
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    TLR… that’s where I’ve been looking!

    Had a fairly busy, stressful, yet financially productive month at work…

    This may well be my gift to me……

    DrP

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    That freeborn price is not that far off the trade price so it’s a fantastic deal,

    DrP
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    5 foot 10…..
    What size do we reckon…?

    DrP

    Jamie
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    I’d say 57cm.

    DrP
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    I weigh more than 1.51 kg though ๐Ÿ™

    Oh well…..

    DrP

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    That’s alrightโ€ฆ I lie about my weight as well ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m 182cm but went with the 57cm . If it’s going to gtr the odd blast in thee forest, then I think slightly shorter in the top tube would help.

    DrP
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    Ooh…I’ve just got the go ahead from the other half (not under the thumb…but it’s important to check these things really are ok..!) to get some ti lushness!
    Just need to get e size sorted then we’re good to go!

    How about I organise a “STW tripster big bike ride” soon?
    The brighton-london-Brighton ride would be perfect for these bikes….anyone on there south coast interested???

    DrP

    Ive also ordered from Freeborn, silly not to go with them at that price.

    I am 178cm and have gone for a 54, ive long legs and a short upper so the 57 would have been to long.

    Up for a ride, i am surrey way.

    i think they are on back order at freeborn so i have a week or so before delivery.

    Premier Icon gonetothehills
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    DrP – I’m 5’11” and have a 54cm. I deliberated for ages about it (the old alloy Tripster was a 54, but slightly different geometry of course) but Kinesis’ size chart suggests I should be on a 57 from memory. You can see the seatpost that’s showing on mine in the pic earlier in the thread if it helps – and I think it’s 90mm stem on there too.

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    Hmm, only heard about these last week and very tempted now – anyone know the brakes I need that have cables to a hydraulic reservoir on the caliper ? and any experience of them ?

    OK EXPERTS – the newish panaracer gravel king in 28c width – a good selection for 90% road / 10% offroad use for my commute on the CX wheelset supplied ?

    russ295
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    I hate this site!
    I’ve been toying between a px carbon road, xl or a dirty disco for ages but always loved the look of the atr but at ยฃ2.5k it was a bit rich, but at that price………argggg.
    Decisions!
    5’6″ – 51cm or smaller?

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    russ295 I’m 5’6″ (but used to be 3″ taller till i fecked my spine) with a 31″ inside leg and i have a 54cm, it fits me perfect, see earlier post regarding sizing.

    TLR, depends on what type of off-road surface, if it’s mainly hardpack then i imagine they’ll be spot on but if there is a chance of any mud, wet grass or loose gravel then you may find traction to be lacking, my Clement Strada LGG 120tpi look quite similar in profile with the side chevrons and they’re spot on for the hardpack shore roads and route joining trails i ride down here but if it’s wet/greasy or muddy then i take it very easy, not had an off or a puncture yet so the gravel king could be a good choice if you think you can get away with it – I ran the standard wtb tyres for a month and they’re perfectly decent on the road, try them first.

    I also have the X’plor MSO 40mm/120tpi and X’plor USH 35mm/120tpi and the USH is a great tyre for really mixed conditions, rolls surprisingly fast due to solid centre strip, the MSO is a chunky, knobbly tyre that can take a beating, done the red at Dalbeattie and red/black Kirroughtree using this one on the Tripster.

    andyfla : I’d forget about the hope master cylinder reservoir idea, with the power these cable brakes have along with the excellent modulation it is simply not needed and all it does is add weight and unnecessary complexity – i’ve worked on bikes that have it fitted and it’s pig ugly and offers nothing over the standard tektra lyra brakes.

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    I’d forget about the hope master cylinder reservoir idea, with the power these cable brakes have along with the excellent modulation it is simply not needed and all it does is add weight and unnecessary complexity – i’ve worked on bikes that have it fitted and it’s pig ugly and offers nothing over the standard tektra lyra brakes

    Cheers

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Hmm, only heard about these last week and very tempted now – anyone know the brakes I need that have cables to a hydraulic reservoir on the caliper ? and any experience of them ?

    Go mechanical .. TRP spyres FTW

    5’6″ – 51cm or smaller?

    Im 5ft 4 and have the 49cm. You are welcome to have a go if anywhere near west wales.

    That freeborn price is amazing. I picked up my frameset for ยฃ999 but had most of the parts to fit.

    yep – i wanted one anyway but freeborn sold it to me at a steal:)

    cheers soma – will experiment with both the WTBs and the gravel kings

    russ295
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    Cheers for the offer cloud nine but miles away.

    bobster
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    Absolutely fantastic bike.

    It’s responsible for getting me out riding again. It loves road rides, it loves off-road rides, it loves mixed rides. I’m amazed at how capable it is off-road, and that’s with the standard 32mm tyres, can’t wait to get something around 40mm on.

    The type of ride it seems most suited to is a ‘follow your nose’ ride, taking you where you fancy.

    For reference for sizing, I’m a tad under 5′ 8″, 29″ inside leg, riding a 51, fits perfectly.

    Oh, and Ti King Cages compliment it nicely.

    DrP
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    Hmm, “buy now” may have just been clicked…
    Wine and stress are a terrible combination!

    Oh wells…..

    DrP

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    Hmm, “buy now” may have just been clicked…
    Wine and stress are a terrible combination!

    Oh wells…..

    DrP

    Money well spent.. you wont be sorry

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    DrP – you will NOT regret it. I headed out for a couple of hours on mine this afternoon, managing to dodge the rain. Batted along on some supersmooth new tarmac on an A road, then took to the lanes, flew (relatively speaking for me) up a few sharp hills, mega stable on some long, loose descents… Put a grin on my face – and that counts for a lot.

    The type of ride it seems most suited to is a ‘follow your nose’ ride, taking you where you fancy.

    Bobster – that’s spot on. It’s what I meant about not fannying around deciding which of your stable of bikes to take out. Don’t even go there – just get on the Tripster and go explore.

    looking forward to our new office move – i’ve been lucky to work on my doorstep for the last 4 years but a move means a nice 25km commute on the bike each way in a months time mixed with fire road and forest……. hence the Tripster ATR ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Most folk complain about an increased commuting distance but i guess your commute will be kinda different to the normal stuck in traffic commute that so many sad folk put up with ๐Ÿ˜€

    The type of ride it seems most suited to is a ‘follow your nose’ ride, taking you where you fancy.

    Absolutely spot on (as has already been said)

    Some folk may recognise this trail, the descent down to An Lochan Uaine (the green loch) nr to the Ryvoan Pass up in the cairngorms, i didn’t make it all the way down on the bike but i made a damn good attempt with my arse firmly planted on the rear rack, i did end up in the heather at multiple points ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Heads off to google what chapeau is in Scottish… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    birdage
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    Just to add an extra option on the tyre front. I’ve found the Landcruisers 40mm a really good choice for mixed road and South Downs type terrain. Bit heavier than most but excellent traction, fast and puncture resistant. Cheap also.
    Ridden the ATR round Stanmer on these, though was pushing my luck on a couple of occasions!

    i’ve ordered a pair of Gravel King 28c to commute on – i’ll attempt the fire roads through the forests on the way home once it arrives.

    all i have to do now is design some extended commutes home through forest and back roads ๐Ÿ™‚

    #gettingexcited !

    bol
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    I wish people would stop bringing this thread back to the top. I’m struggling to ignore it. My pro6 has been great, but the ATR is so tempting.

    lol – i’m really looking forward to getting it – a superb replacement for my venerable tricross comp.

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