Catrike Trail Folding Aluminum Recumbent Trike

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    The Catrike Trail Folding comes with a convenient folding feature which makes the Trail easy to store and transport.The Trail come with a new padded seat which is very comfortable and yet still breathable.The Catrike Trail Folding is not only easy to fold but one of the lightest trike on the market as well.Catrike has always taken the high road on quality by using premium components.

    Catrike Trail Folding Specifications

    Frame & Geometry

    Folded Length

    Folded Width

    Folded Height

    Total Length

    Total Width

    Total Height

    US

    43 in

    32.5 in

    22 in

    73 in

    32.5 in

    25 in

    metric

    1092 mm

    826 mm

    559 mm

    1854 mm

    826 mm

    635 mm

    Wheel Base 39 in 991 mm
    Wheel Track 29 in 737 mm
    Seat Angle 45/52 deg
    Weight* 37 lb 16.8 kg
    Seat Height 9 in 229 mm
    Seat Width 14 in 356 mm
    BB Height 16 in 394 mm
    Ground Clearance 3.25 in 102 mm
    Total Height 25 in 635 mm
    Height w/ Seat Folded 24.5 in 622 mm
    Turning Circle 16.5 ft 5.25 m
    Turning Radius 8.25 ft 2.6 m
    Rider Weight Limit 275 lb 125 kg
    Rider X-Seam Range 39/46 in 99/117 cm

    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 Marathon Racer

    406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer


    Standard Features

    Padded seat

    Ergonomic adjustable seat back

    Roller wheels for rolling when folded

    Padded wrist rests

    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

    Reviewed by www.Adulttricyclereview.com

    Catrike Trail, Posted on November 13, 2015

    We complained for years that Catrike needed a folding trike and

    Catrike finally delivered. I hope Catrike was reverse engineering and

    testing everyone else’s trike. If this is true at least it would be an

    excuse, while Catrike is the last to market with their folding trike. So

    with my first look at the trike, it looks petty similar to the Catrike

    Villager but with a lower seat height. But then I noticed two things,

    the wheels on the bottom of the seat, and some black piece under the

    trike. Our testers really wanted to play with the folding mechanism and

    see if the long weight was worth it. Ok, so here we go, step one, loosen

    the quick release on the back of the seat and fold the seat down,

    check. Step two, unlatch the hinge underneath the trike with the quick

    release, check. Step three, pick the trike up and fold the rear wheel

    under the trike, check. Step four, snap the rear frame into the plastic

    clip, check. (The clip holds the front and back of the trike together

    when folded.) Next was to stand the trike up on end, now we know what

    the small black piece was for, it’s a trike kickstand! So our testers

    had a lot of fun teasing each other about trike kickstand. So the guys

    conversation went something like this “Trike kickstand, no such thing,

    Dude. I am telling you the new Catrike Trail has a kickstand. Hey man,

    you BS you friends and I will BS my friends but don’t BS me!” I am sure

    it takes a long time to do the CAD work and get it right. I am sure it

    is no easy task to get the trike to fold, the rear end to swing

    underneath and turn 90 degrees all at the the same time. I am also sure

    Catrike tested that hinge super thoroughly. The hinge is a big deal, I

    am sure Catrike was not willing to give up any frame strength and you

    surely do not want any movement at the hinge. I will have to say you

    have nothing to worry about I am sure Catrike did more than enough

    worrying about the hinge for everyone. So did Hp Velotechnik Gekko FX

    pave the way for Catrike? I think so. Both trikes seat fold the same.

    Both trikes use a flat fold under design. Both trikes have

    transportation wheel on the back of the seat. Catrike is now stocking

    trikes so you can get a Catrike much faster now than ever before. Up

    until the 2016 season, every Catrike trike has been made to order. How

    the procedure has gone was 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. Hurru!!! Now you can get your Catrike in

    your favorite color, in less than half the time.

    Frame: The frame on the Catrike Trail 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 oversize 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 job is 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 Trial.

    Catrike choose a premium SRAM drive train 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 mated the X-7

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

    front derailleur. This is a combination that Catrike uses quite often.

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

    shifters just make since for me, I feel they are easier to use that the

    grip type shifters that you see on most other brands. Grip type

    shifters 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 that Catrike chose for both the 5.5.9

    and Trail really differentiate Catrike form other brands of trikes on

    the market. The only other brand I can think of that has a padded seat,

    is Ti-Trikes. Both the 5.5.9 and Trail are touring-comfort trikes, I

    think the people that are attracted to the 5.5.9 and Trail, are going to

    like the padded seat. The seat height of the Trail is 9 inches, which

    is fairly low. The seat angle on the Trail can be adjusted from 42 to 52

    degrees. I found the seat angle on the Trail to be quite comfortable.

    Ride: I found the ride on the Trail to be typical

    Catrike. 20” wheels all the way around and Catrike’s aluminum frame puts

    the Catrike in the stiffer riding category. So who would want to buy a

    Catrike Trail? Someone who wants a folding trike, made in the USA, with a

    sporty ride and that is lighter than most other brands of trikes.

    In conclusion: The Catrike Trail is a solid trike that

    has a sporty ride and folds for transportation. The Trail is a good

    value and come with some accessories that you would have bought anyway.

    The trike folds down to 43” x 32.5” x 22” and only weighs 37 lbs. The

    Trail can can carry people up to 275 lbs. I think the Catrike trail will

    be upstaged by its younger brother the 5.5.9. The 5.5.9’s higher seat,

    long wheel base, 26 inch rear wheel, will sway a lot of people in that

    direction.

    Pros: Folding, light weight, OMG paint, adjustable recline for the seat, great fit and finish.

    Cons: Really none. It just comes down to what are you looking for in a trike.