The video captures what the bike's intended uses are: namely road, gravel and muddy trail adventures.
Although off-road and gravel is where the Tripster, with its sturdy fat tubes and 40mm tyres, will really come into its own, it goes without saying that the bike looks more than suitable for commutes too. The video shows the sort of riding an adventure/gravel bike can be used for by cyclists, emphasising the fun types of riding you can get up to on an adventure/gravel bike around the roads and trails of Britain.
Our man Dave Arthur is reviewing a Tripster AT right now: his test build (shown in the unboxing video above) is a non-production spec, and comes with a Shimano XT Di2 mountain bike rear mech operated by R785 Di2 shifters, 40t Praxis Wave Tech chainrings on an Alba chainset, Reynolds ATR carbon wheels with VeeTire Rail 40mm tyres and a Ritchey finishing kit. This build would come in at £3,500, although the price of a frameset is £699.99 on the Kinesis website and a stock build version with Sram Rival 1x gearing, Crosslight wheels and FSA finishing kit comes in at £1699.98.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.