Catrike

Catrike Road

$ 3,550.00
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Catrike

Catrike Road

$ 3,550.00

Description

The Catrike Road is triangulated air shock suspended trike. A versatile ride for your favorite trail, commuting or any adventure. This is the little sister of the full supension Dumont trike by Catrike. Signature Color: Electric Blue

 

The Story of this Development

The Catrike Road has been designed, engineered and built with the utmost attention to detail. Our goal was to achieve solid performance and the ride-quality expected of a Catrike, but with a layer of comfort and shock absorption. The deadline was to achieve perfection, not an arbitrary date. The result is a fast and truly stunning looking trike, weighing 38 pounds with incredible handling and comfort.

 

The swing arm, with a high travel rate, pivots on an oversized hollow alloy axle, actuating the air shock in a progressive manner through a linkage system that pivots through the frame, unique to this trike, providing both a total shock absorption and a very high torsion stiffness. Thanks to applying the fundamentals of motorcycle suspension design, our anti-squat geometry (intersection of the swing arm and chain line is at a proper location in reference to the line between the contact patch of the rear tire and center of gravity at wheel base length) transfers all pedal power to the rear wheel with the frame perfectly rigid. "Basically when you ride the new Catrike Road, you can't tell that there is suspension because is so efficient, but if you hit a bump you won't feel it either".

 

Through bold design choices and careful structural and computer analysis, we were able to design a gorgeous architectural "see through" swing arm, that is 100% CNC machined, very light weight, strong, stiff and durable. The new Road has 15 new unique CNC machined parts and the assembly is done with a total of 12 teflon coated bearings to avoid any metal on metal contact at the joints. This results in zero stitcheon (static friction), providing the silk like feel or "hidden quality" we are always striving for. All of the pivot housing is designed and machined in the style of "fork" brackets for a perfect fit and zero play between the bearings and pivots, providing a maintenance free assembly.

 On top of all that, we put a lot of focus on choosing the right shock, one with a custom spring rate specifically selected for our weight distribution and suspension kinematics for a controlled jounce and rebound of the suspension. The trike comes complete with high end 100% SRAM and FSA components, including a Monarch air shock that allows adjustments for different weight and equipped with rebound dampening control (air pump for adjustments not included). It is perfect for taking the roughness out of high frequency uneven surfaces.

A truly triangulated, air shock suspended Catrike. A versatile ride for your favorite trail, commuting or any adventure.

Signature Color: Electric Blue

 

 

 

MSRP $2,950

Frame & Geometry

 

US

metric

Wheel Base

41.5

in

1054

mm

Wheel Track

29

in

737

mm

Total Width

32.5

in

826

mm

Total Length **

75

in

1905

mm

Seat Angle

39/47

deg

 

 

Weight

37.5

lb

17,0

Kg

Seat Height

9.25

in

235

mm

Seat Width

14

in

356

mm

BB Height**

17

in

432

mm

Ground Clearance

4

in

102

mm

Total Height

24.5

in

622

mm

Height w/ Seat Folded

24.5

in

622

mm

Turning Circle

17

ft

5,1

m

Turning Radius

8.5

ft

2,6

m

Rider Weight Limit

275

lb

125

Kg

Rider X-Seam Range

39/46

in

99/117

cm

 

* weight includes pedals, mirror, flag, computer mount and neck rest if standard on the model.

**varies accordingly to riders height

 

 

 

 

Standard Features

 

Rear Fender

Flag Mount & Flag

Mirrycle Rear View Mirror

Multi Purpose Clipless Pedals

Computer Sensor Mount

Brake Lever Velcro Strap for Parking

No Brake Steer

Self Centering

Ackerman Steering Compensation

Structural Front Boom

Quick-Release Indexing Boom Clamp

Aluminium Rod Ends

Low Friction PTFE Flared Chain Tube

Components

 

Brakes

Avid BB7 Disc Brakes

Brake Levers

Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers

Front Derailleur

Microshift Triple

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X-7 10 Speed

Shifters   

SRAM 500 TT Bar End Shifter

Crankset

FSA Gossamer Pro Triple

Bottom Bracket    

FSA Road MegaExo

Chainrings

30/39/52

Chain Guard

FSA Guard

Cassette

SRAM 11/36 10 Speed

Chain

FSA 10 Speed

Idler

TerraCycle Sport Power Idler 15T

Headsets

FSA Zero Stack

Front Tires

 406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer

Rear Tire

Air Shock

 406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer

SRAM Monarch R Adjustable Pressure