Ti-Trikes T-450 Titanium Recumbent Handcycle Trike

Phone 800 561-6670

EMail: info@industrialbicycles.com

Made in USA

Price: $3,595.00
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    Handcycle trikes have been around for many years, but there�??s never been a handcycle like this before. Most other handcycle manufacturers build their tricycles using an old-style Delta frame configuration a lower cost approach with a single drive wheel in the front and two wheels in the back. The Delta design�??s major shortcoming is due to its front wheel configuration; the same wheel is used for both steering and propulsion. The problem with this approach is rather obvious to any rider. Every push on the right and left handcrank acts like a small sidewards twist or correction to the steering. Rather than traveling in a relaxed straight line, the trike subtly snakes down the road as it is cranked. And the problem gets even worse when cornering, as the steering and cranking systems end up fighting each other even more. Awkward? Yes. Ideal? No.

    Enter Ti-Trikes. After careful research and testing, Ti-Trikes has developed an innovative Tadpole handcycle, the first production handcycle that is made in the USA that uses two steering wheels in the front and a single drive wheel in the back. The Tadpole design separates the steering system from the drive or propulsion system, so that power to the handcranks doesn�??t affect steering and steering doesn�??t affect power. The net result: improved handcycle stability and better overall control, a major performance gain and confidence booster for any handcycle rider.

    But the T-450�??s virtues don�??t stop there. The T-450 uses a lightweight, durable Titanium frame like its other Ti-Trike stablemates. And components like the brakes, drivetrain, and seating are first rate, resulting in a comfortable, lively ride that will deliver top performance for years to come.

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    Frame

    Aerospace grade welded Titanium (Grade 2) with custom machined aluminum rear dropouts. 33" track and available in four different wheelbase lengths (according to rider size): 40" - 42". Front boom adjusts up to 5". Width is same on all at 33�?� CL to CL of front tires.

    Carrying Load

    Up to 450 pounds, including rider weight and cargo, based on a 20" rear wheel. 26" rear wheel version is limited to 250 pounds carrying capacity.

    Rear Drivetrain

    Shimano 10 spd SLX GS. Combines with two speed front gear system for 20 gears in total. 10 speed compatible chain with integrated idler wheels.

    Front Gearset

    Internally geared Patterson planetary bike transmission.Fully enclosed, low maintenance. Equivalent to conventional 28/45 tooth chainrings. Shifts under any conditions, including while pedaling, coasting, or standing still. Improved safety and ground clearance.

    Brakes

    90mm Sturmey Archer X-SD drum brakes, weatherproof, low maintenance.

    Steering

    Ackerman direct steering with integrated hydraulic steering damper. Improves stability while cornering. Handlebars adjust for reach and hand grip rotational angle.

    Seat

    NASA contoured memory foam for improved comfort and durability. Seat fore/aft adjustment = 5". Seatback adjusts 5" depth within a 30?� Range, 6" height.

    Wheels and Tires

    20" front wheels, 20" rear wheel, 36 spokes. 20�?� wheel has greater torque and is better on hills; also looks better visually on the shorter Trikes. 26�?� wheel is faster. Equipped with durable Schwalbe Marathon tires. Tire inflation is 110 PSI for 20 x 1.50 tire, 100 PSI for 26 x 1.50 tire.