- Tripster ATR finally built up – lush!
On a 36×25 with a 700×28 tyre you have a gear inch of 38.4″, if you switch to a 28 on the rear you will have a gear inch of 34.3″, if you switch to a 30 on the rear you will drop to 32″
If you switch to a 34 on the front and a 25 on the rear your gear inch will be 36.3.”. if you switch to a 28 on the rear you will drop to 32.4″, if you switch to 30 on the rear you will drop to 30.3.
For the most cost effective way to help you up the hills i’d go for a 11 to 28 tooth rear cassette, they are only £22 from merlin and you will notice the difference, it doesn’t sound like like much but when your lungs are climbing out your chest that 4″ difference will be noticeable.Posted 3 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
Mine’s currently got 25c Gatorskins on for summer, 28c for the rest of the year, though I’m just about to treat it to some Conti GP 4 seasons in 28c, so it’s shod more as a road bike than a CX. I just like (love) the way it handles, rolls over stuff, soaks up the bumps on our crappy roads. I like the riding position, the way it sprints and climbs but is super stable on descents. I rode today with a mate on his carbon Focus and didn’t feel like I was missing out. To be honest, the disc brakes (which is how I discovered the original Tripster in the first place) are one of the biggest points and I really benefited over him with them today on some of the sketchy, slippery lanes we encountered.
I was inspired by the shot of the one atop Ventoux a while back that had skinny tyres on, so haven’t looked back at using it as “a road bike, that tours and goes off-road too”. It’s actually been quick enough for me to set some handy Strava times on – even getting on some leaderboards and a random KOM – and I’m a long way from being a fast rider!Posted 3 years ago
Re routed the cabling this evening, wasn’t convinced by how freeborn had done it. They had crossed the gear cabling over down the down tube and the rear brake outer round the head tube and up over the top tube. I can see why they did it to stop the outers rubbing on the head tube but it left a lot of outer that was affecting my OCD.Posted 3 years agosomafunkSubscriber
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That’s quite an extensive set-up you have, nice!Posted 3 years agomillsccMember
Ok, I may as well join in the love in….I have the final prototype Tripster ATR. Here’s a spot of blogging about it from last years 3 Peaks Cyclocross race.
Posted 3 years agomillsccMember
With golden trim.
Totally in love with this bike.Posted 3 years ago
I fitted the ultegra compact 50/34 , and a 11-28t cassette …… What a huge improvement in useable range !Posted 3 years ago
Forest climbs can be spun out and on road the 50 works like a dream.
Both 105 supplied mechs have the range for the gearing, somifvanyonebelsevwamts improved gear selection I can recommend !
Note THE FSA bottom bracket is very skinny so shimano cranks don’t fit !eshooteMember
I just wanted to join the ATR love as I am riding one solo and unsupported from the UK to China! Tried to set it up as a pack bike per this picture with Apidura bags
Ended up fitting small panniers for extra volume and a skinny Axiom lightweight rack but no big seat pack. Currently 780km into the ride in eastern Germany and LOVE the bike so comfortable and fast, it literally eats up the miles!
Setup with the standard build but swapped for wider 46cm bars, triple up front as need the range, carbon spyres with RWD pads I love the extra power, put 25mm Conti gatorskins on the 28mm rated Kinesis cross light wheels bit of stretch but works fine and so quick. Wheels seem fast and strong, done about 25% dry off road on them with 90psi and fully loaded, been fine if you like drifting the cornersPosted 3 years agoeshooteMember
Yes on the flat they’re fine on light gravel and dry dirt paths. Saves using chunky slow tyres as bulk of European section is on tarmac. Will swap to fatter tyres for central Asian roads though! End of my post got cut off but will have more info on welovemountains.net and on Kinesis website if interested. EdPosted 3 years ago
Great stuff eshoote, please keep us updated with your progress, do you have a blog?
Ive covered 88 miles on mine now commuting, i currently have 28c gp4 seasons and they are fine on dry paths/light gravel. Had a really annoying creaking, after taking the BB off and re greasing everything it turned out to be the rear qr was not quite tight enough!
The rear brake on mine is a bit annoying, noticeable engaging noise when the pads hit the rotor and move in the caliper, had it apart but cant see much i can do about it. Anyone else’s do this?
Riding it like a loony, its just so comfortable over rough ground and dodgy roads compared to my old road bike.
Tubus Airy Ti rack should be turning up this week.Posted 3 years agoTurnerGuyMember
This bike looks mighty appealing but I am a bit concerned by the big jump between the 54 and the 57 frames.
I have a 54 croix de fer with an inline seatpost and a 100mm stem with a couple of spacers and a -5 degree drop and Salsa Cowbell 2 bars.
The bike is fun and I like the fit apart from it being slightly too crampt in the drops, so I am changing the stem to 110mm.
I maybe could have got away with a 56cm Croix, but my 56 Genesis Equilibrium is I feel a little large and I changed the stem from 110mm to 100mm and put some bars on with less reach.
The Tripster size charts say a 57 frame for me at 178cm (5ft 10), which on the face of it seems pretty large, and I see a few people of that size with the 54 frame. And my 54cm cdf is on the playful edge of small so I wouldn’t want to go any smaller.
Maybe I should just get the stainless croix to be safe, or even a Shand Stoater FT for fat tire ability ?Posted 3 years ago
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