The Dumont geometry is unlike any Catrike, It uses many unique parts which requires the design, construction, and alignment of numerous fixtures. New technologies were adopted and each Dumont fixture is aligned and inspected using our new CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) to unmatched precision. The Dumont has been through rigorous testing. Including, many test rides and geometry tweaks, FEA simulations of the frame, front and rear suspension. All of our designs are then validated with actual fatigue testing of the frame and all new front and rear suspension components. The Dumont frame, front and rear suspension has been through the design, testing, and redesign process several times. Each step of the way the components are tweaked and fine-tuned to perfection. The Dumont uses an all new suspension material, Cellasto; numerous dynamic tests were required to experiment with the behavior of this material to achieve a truly optimized design. With new technologies and designs we encounter supply chain and logistics obstacles that are being ironed out smoothly.
We know you are excited about the Dumont as much as we
are. We appreciate your patience and understanding for the delays and
hope you recognize; this time is being used to further improve this
The Dumont will truly be worth the wait.
Ergonomic adjustable seat back
Roller wheels for rolling when folded
Padded wrist rests
Flag Mount & Flag
Mirrycle Rear View Mirror
Multi Purpose Clipless Pedals
Computer Sensor Mount
Brake Lever Velcro Strap for Parking
No Brake Steer
Ackerman Steering Compensation
Structural Front Boom
Quick-Release Indexing Boom Clamp
Aluminium Rod Ends
Low Friction PTFE Flared Chain Tube
Avid BB7 Disc Brakes
Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers
SRAM GX 10 Speed
SRAM 500 TT Bar End Shifter
FSA Gossamer Pro Triple
FSA Road MegaExo
SRAM 11/36 10 Speed
TerraCycle Sport Power Idler 15T
FSA Zero Stack
406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer
559 Schwalbe Marathon Racer
Frame & Geometry
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Height w/ Seat Folded
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Rider Weight Limit
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Rider X-Seam Range
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Front Suspension Travel
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Rear Suspension Travel 50 mm
*Weight with all standard components and accessories including pedals, padded seat, mirror, etc.
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Reviewed By Adulttricyclereview.com
Catrike Dumont Review on January 5, 2017
Finally, is the first word that pops into my head when I got my first
chance to ride one of the Proto types Dumont trikes from Catrike. I
saw one of the first nonrideable Prototypes over two years ago and I
know Catrike has been working on the Dumont for even longer than that.
Catrike did listen to consumers and dealers. Consumers want 26 inch
rear wheel trikes that fold and have suspension. Catrike delivered with
the Dumont. The Dumont is a totally new design from the ground up.
Catrike calls the Dumont a “performance trike” which seems about right
to me. The seat is 10” high, where the 5.5.9 is 11” but not like the
Catrike 700 which is the “race trike” at 8.5”. One of my favorite
features is the two transportation wheels. The Dumont can easily be
rolled around the house or garage folded, then stood on end for storage.
Frame: The frame on the Dumont 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. Catrike has upgraded
the design from the Road which is their other trike with suspension.
According to Catrike the rear frame is quite a bit stiffer even though
the swingarm is longer on the Dumont.
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. Catrike does all there own paint work, and I will have
to say I have never seen a bad paint job from Catrike. If you buy your
Catrike in the winter, when Catrike sales are a bit slower, sometimes
Catrike will have special color options or discounts on some models.
Drive Train: The shifting is superb on the Dumont.
Catrike chose a premium SRAM drivetrain combination with wide ratio
11-36 cassette and ten cogs in the rear and three in the front, for a
total of thirty gears to choose from. The new SRAM GX rear derailleur
performed flawlessly, mating the GX 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. 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 my
shifting with the grip 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 and Hp Velotechnik both chose to add 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 and Hp Velotechnik trikes.
Seat: Catrike’s last three trike introductions are all
coming with the new padded seat. The new padded seat has been well
received by customers and people think it is a premium feature from
Catrike. The padded seat fabric is of very good quality and is filled
with a somewhat breathable foam. The foam does seem to hold some heat
but does add a layer of extra comfort. The seat height of the Dumont at
10 inches where as the 5.5.9 is 11 inches and the Villager 12 ½ inches.
The seat angle on the Dumont can be adjusted from 42 to 49 degrees. I
found the seat angle on the Dumont to be quite comfortable.
Ride: So I am going to say this is my favorite Catrike
and it is Catrike’s best riding trike. The ride reminded me of my
daughter’s Mini Cooper S car. I love driving her car on occasion
because it kind of feels like a mini race car and feels just glued to
the road. The Dumont kind of feels the same to me as her Mini. Quick
handling, light and nimble is what first comes to mind. Most of the ride
characteristics can be attributed to the suspension and the steering.
The Dumont front suspension comes with two different elastumers.
Installed is the very firm elastomer for people 160Lbs and heavier.
Catrike also supplies a softer elastomer for people under 160Lbs. The
front suspension travel is 12mm which is not much when you compare to
ICE which has 40mm and Hp Velotechink which has 60mm. The Dumont rear
suspension travel is 50mm where as ICE rear suspension travel is 100mm
and Hp Velotechink rear suspension travel is 100-120mm. The Dumont
comes stock with a Rockshox rear shock which is a $200.00 upgrade on the
Hp Velotechnik trike. The Dumont stayed with the same direct steering
as all their other models as apposed to the indirect steering on the
ICE, Hp Velotechnik and new Greenspeed, that will be out spring of
2017. Direct steering is a simpler design and seems to have a bit
quicker handling feel. Even thought direct steer is not my personal
favorite, I found the Dumont to handle just fine, the same as the other
Catrike trikes. Not that I wanted to make the Dumont trike review a
shout out between the three brands (Catrike, ICE and Hp Velotechnik). I
found it is probably just the easiest way to describe the new Dumont
ride. So looking at the suspension travel numbers you should easily be
able to tell quite a lot about how the new Dumont will ride over bumps.
If you are looking for the plushest ride, then hands down the Hp
Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26. If you are looking for more of that quick
handling and tight more aggressive ride and feel, then the Dumont and
the ICE trikes fall somewhere in-between.
In conclusion: I think Catrike will be very successful
with the Dumont. Every year the stakes get higher in the trike
business. Catrike has been left behind in the trike business with no
good suspension trike, up until now. Yeah, they have the Road, but we
do not want to mention that trike. The Dumont is Catrike’s new flag ship
trike and will steal some sales from the 5.5.9.
Pros: Full Suspension Folding, light
weight, 26 inch rear wheel, OMG paint. Catrike comes with a very high
level of quality components and some accessories like wrist rest, rear
fender, clipless pedals and a mirror. You will have to purchase most of
those items separately from other trike brands. I like that the seat
angle is adjustable and the seat is extra comfy. I will have to say that
I think the Dumont is the most aggressively prices full suspension
trike on the market.
Cons: 12mm of front suspension travel! What the heck
were they thinking, not everywhere is as smooth as the roads and paths
Best place to buy: Your local Catrike dealer or www.industrialbicycles.com
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