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We review the 'Swiss Army knife' of the bike world, the Kinesis Tripster AT, to see if it really could be our last bike purchase.

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Best for...
Pretty much anything, from commuting to bikepacking.
Overall Score
A cracking do-it-all bike that you will get a tonne of use from
You won't have an excuse to buy more bikes

Kinesis use a wonderful term on their website when describing the Tripster AT, calling it a 'Two Wheeled Swiss Army Knife.' With an aluminium frame and carbon fork it is light and responsive, yet with spacing for up to a massive 45mm tyre (or even 52mm if you use 650b wheels) it is more than capable to take on offroad adventures too. A relatively relaxed 70 or 70.5 degree head angle (depending on your frame size) and long wheelbase give that added boost of confidence offroad too, making the bike more stable at speed over rougher ground.

Normally coming as a frame only for £700, you can also spec an excellent SRAM Rival 1x build for an extra £1000 and ride off a complete bike with a single ring and impressive spread of cogs at the back for tackling even pretty punchy offroad scenarios. Ritchey finishing kit such as bar, stem and seatpost are always dependable and light, while the Kinesis own brand Crosslight Disc V5 wheelset delivers lightweight and function in spades.

When speccing the build kit you can also choose between a 'standard' do-it-all kit with 33mm tyres and regular Ritchey drop bars, or a 'gravel' setup with gnarlier 38mm tyres and a Ritchey Flare drop bar with wider drops for more control.

The Kinesis really would be your Swiss army knife bike, as at home on the everyday commute and social road ride as it would be turning onto bridleways and taking off on a multi-day adventure.

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