Catrike 700 Recumbent Tadpole Trike Made In The USA

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    The Catrike 700 Recumbent trike is an all-out speed demon’s dream trike. Its aerodynamic seating position, fast rolling 700C wheel and high gears, give it top performance. Simply you will not find a trike that is faster than the Catrike 700.

    Catrike 700 Specifications

    Frame & Geometry

    Standard Features

    US Metric
    Wheel Base 46 in 1168 mm
    Wheel Track 27.5 in 699 mm
    Total Width 31 in 787 mm
    Total Length ** 82 in 2083 mm
    Seat Angle 25 deg
    Weight 34 lb 15,4 Kg
    Seat Height 8.5 in 216 mm
    Seat Width 14 in 356 mm
    BB Height** 17.5 in 445 mm
    Ground Clearance 4 in 102 mm
    Total Height 26.75 in 635 mm
    Turning Circle 20 ft 6,0 m
    Turning Radius 10 ft 3,0 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 according to riders height
    Neck rest

    Velocity wheel w/ 130mm rear spacing

    Flag Mount & Flag
    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 Alloy Cog ABEC 7
    Headsets FSA Zero Stack
    Front Tires 406 Schwalbe Durano
    Rear Tire 700c Schwalbe Durano

    Reviewed by Adulttricyclereview.com

    Catrike 700, Posted on November 13, 2015

    If you are looking for the ultimate in all out speed and performance,

    look no further. You found it with the Catrike 700. I have a small lake

    cottage that my grandfather purchased back in the 1930’s. I simply love

    being by the water and enjoy every minute I am there. This past spring I

    loaded up the family and headed to our lake cottage for the weekend,

    like most weekend in the summer. When we got to our cottage my neighbor

    was standing in his driveway admiring his new toy. When I saw his new

    toy, I said to my wife, “Wow do you see what Ray has got?” My wife’s

    response, “it looks like Ray got a new car.” I said, “that is not just a

    new car. That is the coolest car ever made and AC Cobra.” I parked my

    F150 and headed right over to Ray’s house. My wife and kids knew there

    was no stopping me and they started to unload our truck with our things

    for the weekend. Ray just picked up the car that day and gave me the low

    down on his new car. 427 big block engine! Side pipes! Racing seats!

    Manual shift! I told him the AC Cobra was my favorite car of all time,

    hoping some way he would offer to take me for a ride. Ray is a good guy

    he said he was going for ice cream with his wife and would take me for a

    ride when he returned. I waited impatiently for about and hour. From

    about a quarter mile away, I heard him coming. I ran out to my driveway

    and waited for him to drive up. My wife and kids came out as well. Ray’s

    wife hopped out of the car and I hopped in. We then preceded down our

    little dirt road to the main road. Without saying a word, Ray turns onto

    the main road and stood on the gas pedal. From 10 mph to 90 mph in

    about three seconds even on a curve in the road. The car felt glued to

    the road, super stable, and fast as hell! That’s exactly how I feel on

    the Catrike 700. The AC Cobra is basically a race car. No frills like

    soft riding suspension, air conditioning or power windows, just flat out

    performance and the Catrike 700 is the same. The Catrike 700 may be the

    fastest trike made for recreational use. One of the things that makes

    the Catrike 700 faster than other trikes is how you are positioned on

    the trike. You are low, very low and laid way, way back, making you very

    aerodynamic. The biggest thing holding anyone back from going faster,

    is air drag on your body. The Catrike 700 is about as aero as you can

    get without a fairing. Second, is the big 700c rear wheel, and skinny

    fast rolling tires all the way around the trike. Our Catrike 700 test

    trike comes stock with a neck rest, mirror, wrist rest and clipless

    platform pedals. I am very pleased to say that you can get a Catrike

    much faster now than ever before. Up until the 2016 season, every

    Catrike was made to order. The procedure was that the bicycle dealer

    places an order with Catrike and Catrike would build the trike in the

    color the dealer requested. This process took about four weeks, until

    now. Catrike for 2016 will be stocking trikes. Hurry!!! Now you can get

    your Catrike in your favorite color, in less than half the time.

    Frame: The frame on the Catrike 700 is aluminum, TIG

    welded together in Florida. I would have to say the welds are beautiful

    and of the highest quality in the industry. The frame is constructed

    out of oversized, shaped and manipulated aluminum tubing.

    Paint: Catrike paint jobs are a work of art. There is

    no one in the bike industry that is better, maybe just equal to

    Catrike’s paint jobs. Their standard paint jobs are everything you want

    in a paint job-clean, consistent and durable, along with seven colors

    to choose from. If you buy your Catrike in the winter when Catrike sales

    are a bit slower, Catrike will give you five additional colors to

    choose from.

    Drive Train: The shifting is superb on the Catrike

    700. Catrike chose a premium SRAM drivetrain combination with ten gears

    to choose from in the rear and three in the front for a total of thirty.

    The SRAM X-7 rear derailleur performed flawlessly. Catrike mateding the

    X-7 rear derailleur with the SRAM 500 TT Bar End Shifter and Microshift

    front derailleur. Catrike uses this setup quite often on their trikes.

    Bar end shifters are Catrike shifter of choice and mine as well. Bar end

    shifters just make sense for me. I feel they are easier to use than the

    grip type shifters you see on most other brands of trikes. Grip type

    shifers work fine. If God knew I wanted to ride a trike with grip type

    shifters, he might have put my thumbs on the other side of my hands. I

    feel I do not have as much control of the grip type shifter compared to

    the bar end type shifters.

    Brakes: Catrike chose my favorite mechanical disc brake

    system the Avid BB7 brakes with the Avid Speed Dial brake levers. This

    combination stopped the trike consistently and had no brake rub. I have

    no issue with the mechanical brakes that Avid offers. They are simple,

    reliable and easy to adjust. A super convenient feature of the Avid

    mechanical brakes are that each brake pad can be adjusted independently

    so you can really dial in your brake adjustment. Catrike chose a simple

    Velcro strap that you wrap around one of the brake levers for your

    parking brake. I really like this because it is simple and adds no

    weight to the trike. This also allowed Catrike to be able to use a

    premium brake lever. ICE trike chose a different route by adding a brake

    to the rear wheel and a remote shifter to control the brake. This works

    well but added almost a pound to the ICE trikes.

    Seat: The seat on the Catrike 700 is a breathable mesh

    the same as used on most other Catrike models. The seat fabric has some

    nice pockets sewn in the back for carrying your important things. The

    seat height of the Catrike 700 is 8 ½ inches and the seat angle is a

    fixed at25 degrees so you got to love it from the start because you can

    not make any adjustments.

    Ride: The ride on the Catrike 700 is like the AC Cobra,

    stiff. The Catrike 700 feels glued to the road, you can rip around

    corners and there is no concern about tipping over. The Catrike 700 is

    blazing fast, good handling and just about as fun as you can get on a

    trike. Is it practical for most people? No! Is it easy to get in and out

    of? No! Is it something I would like to to do a long ride on? No! Is it

    a trike that you can probably be the fastest person on you group ride?

    Yes!

    In conclusion: Like my neighbors AC Cobra, is the Catrike 700 practice? no is it exciting to ride “o ya”.

    Pros: Fast, light weight, OMG paint,

    Cons: Not practical for most riders.

    Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:
    Phenoix Az

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    <p>I have both a Catrike Expedition and a new Catrike 700. I have had my Expedition for three years and my Catrike 700 for six months. I really like both trikes and they really do ride quite differently. If I am going to ride with my wife or friends I take my Expedition Trike because it has a more comfortable ride. If I am going to ride by myself I will take my new Catrike 700. The Catrike 700 is incredibly fast with its super low seat and laid back angle the trike is very aerodynamic. With the low seat height and laid back seat angle this trike rides like a roller coaster on track, no matter how sharp you turn the trike it does not feel like it is going to go up on to two wheels. The Catrike 700 has a higher gear ratio and larger 700c rear wheel which makes the trike faster. The super skinny Schwalbe tires and skinny light weight wheels makes the Catrike 700 faster rolling. I was really surprised how much faster the Catrike 700 is over my Expedition and really enjoy riding it. Now I will say that the Catrike 700 is not for most people looking to buy a trike. The Catrike 700 would be difficult for most trike buyers to get in and out of.</p>