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 we’ve ever produced.
They’ve 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, we’ve taken extensive feedback from our customers and ambassadors as well as noticed that many people are increasing the amount of technical riding they’re doing on drop barred bikes.
In developing the Tripster ATR v2 we’ve kept all of the best features of the old bike but taken the capability up to a new level.
We’ve 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.
We’ve 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 we’ve 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 Himalaya’s if you wish to.
Tyre clearance has been increased to up 45mm tyres (or up to 40mm with mudguards) and it’s 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.
FRAME PARTS KIT GUIDE
• Di2 ready
• Internal cable routing
• Shimano flat mount inboard rear disc caliper mount
• Multi dropout system; 12 x 142mm with through axle supplied [or 10 x 135mm QR option]
• Welded triple bottle cage and rack mounts
• Shoulder flat added for comfort when carried and stability of bike packing bags
• Welded rack and ‘guard mounts, triple bottle cage mounts.
• SEAT POST: 31.6mm
• SEAT POST CLAMP: 34.9mm
• FRONT MECH: Band-on 34.9
• BB: 68mm. British Threaded.
• HEADSET: Integrated, 41.8ø upper, 51.8ø lower, for taper head tube. FSA No.42/ACB
• SIZES: 48cm- 51cm – 54cm – 55.5cm - 57cm – 60cm – New 63cm
This high quality, disc brake ready, Titanium frame is built in the same factory as our highly praised Racelight GF_Ti frame.
All internal routing parts, rear through axle and flat mount to post mount adapters included with frame.
Both bearings are ‘ACB’, meaning ‘Angular Contact Bearings’. The head-tube seat angle is 45º. The headset drops into a tapered seat in the head tube and is tensioned using a headset tensioner within the fork steerer. Tensioning the headset centres it on the taper and prevents any play.
The larger lower bearing allows a tapered steerer and larger crown. This gives sharper response and helps reduce flex under braking.
TAPER HEAD TUBE: Machined from Ti billet. The 1.5″ lower bearing allows a tapered fork steerer and larger crown. This gives sharper response and helps reduce flex under braking. Increased head tube dia. gives more weld area at the most highly stressed point.
Ti3AL/2.5V: An aerospace grade alloy, 94% titanium, 3% aluminium and 2.5% vanadium. This is one of the strongest alloys of titanium available in a seamless tube form.
CWSR: ‘Cold Worked Stress Relieved’ tubing. The tubing is shaped cold and then goes through a process to remove the stresses built up within the tube during forming.
‘ANTI ROAD SHOCK’ SEAT STAYS: The ‘hourglass’ bend, seat stays are shaped to give maximum comfort for long hours in the saddle.
SHIMANO FLAT MOUNT; Inboard disc caliper mount keeps the caliper out of the way of racks etc. Post mount 160 adapter included
SWITCHABLE DROPOUTS; 12 x 142mm Through axle supplied, 10 x 135mm QR option
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