Catrike 700 Recumbent Tadpole Trike Made In The USA

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Mirror Mount:

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new Catrike 700 is designed to be fast and efficient. A low, aerodynamic body

position and lightweight vertebrae-spaceframe put the rider it the

perfect position to generate power and speed. The 700c Thru-Axle rear

wheel offers excellent power transfer, and high gearing gives you the

shifting options needed to reach your personal best. The central Catrike

adjustable boom and one-piece frame display the same single-minded

focus that drives the model of one of the fastest vehicles in any

category. Simple and thoughtfully designed, 700 is engineered to move.

Frame & Geometry



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Total Length **





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BB Height**





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

**varies according to riders height


Front Brakes

Avid BB7-S MTN Disc Brakes

Brake Levers

Rear Brake

Brake Actuator

Avid FR-5

Avid BB7-S MTN Disc Brake

Microshift Index Thumb Shifter

Front Derailleur

Microshift Triple

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX 10 Speed


SRAM 500 TT Bar End Shifter


FSA Hollow Carbon

Bottom Bracket

FSA Road MegaExo



Chain Guard

FSA Guard


SRAM 11/36 10 Speed




TerraCycle Sport Power Idler 15T


FSA Zero Stack

Front Tires

406 Schwalbe Durano

Rear Tire

Rear Wheel

700c Schwalbe Durano

Zipp Course 30 Disc

Standard Features

Rear Parking Brake

Neck rest

Flag Mount & Flag

Rear View Mirror

Multi Purpose Clipless Pedals

Computer Sensor Mount

Contour-ergonomic mesh seat

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

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?


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>