Catrike Road Rear Suspension Aluminum Recumbent Trike Made in USA

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The Catrike Road recumbent trike is a real dream to ride, with it air shock rear suspension system. The Catrike Road is the lightest rear suspension trike on the market. Catrike has always use top quality componets on there trikes. From SRAM drivetrains, Avid Disc Brake Schwalbe tire to a superior made in the USA frame. The Catrike Road is perfect for your favorite trail. Light, fast, comfortable and simply fun who could ask for more.

Catrike Road Specifications

Frame & Geometry

Standard Features

US metric
Wheel Base 41.5 in 1054 mm
Wheel Track 29 in 737 mm
Total Width 32.5 in 826 mm
Total Length ** 75 in 1905 mm
Seat Angle 39/47 deg
Weight 37.5 lb 17,0 Kg
Seat Height 9.25 in 235 mm
Seat Width 14 in 356 mm
BB Height** 17 in 432 mm
Ground Clearance 4 in 102 mm
Total Height 24.5 in 622 mm
Height w/ Seat Folded 24.5 in 622 mm
Turning Circle 17 ft 5,1 m
Turning Radius 8.5 ft 2,6 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 accordingly to riders height
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


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
Rear Tire

Air Shock

406 Schwalbe Marathon Racer

SRAM Monarch R Adjustable Pressure

Reviewed by

Catrike Road, Posted on November 13, 2015

The Catrike Road has been designed, engineered and built with the

utmost attention to detail. Catrike goal was to achieve solid

performance and the ride-quality expected of a Catrike, but with a layer

of comfort and shock absorption. The deadline was to achieve

perfection, not an arbitrary launch date for a new model trike. The

result is a fast and truly stunning looking trike, weighing only 38

pounds with incredible handling and comfort. With Catrike bold design

choices and careful structural and computer analysis, Catrike was able

to design a gorgeous trike with a swing arm, that is 100% CNC machined,

very light weight, strong, stiff and durable. The new Catrike Road has

15 new unique CNC machined parts. The Catrike Road is assembled with 12

Teflon coated bearings to avoid any metal on metal contact at the

joints. This results in zero stitcheon (static friction) which allows

the rear swing arm to move freely. All of the pivot housing is designed

and machined in the style of “fork” brackets for a perfect fit and zero

play between the bearings and pivots, providing a maintenance free

assembly. I am also very pleased to say that you can get a Catrike much

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

trike has been made to order. The old 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, Hurray!!! Now you

can get your Catrike in your favorite color in less than half the time.

Frame: The frame on the Catrike Road 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. The swing arm

on the Catrike Road pivots on an oversized hollow alloy axle, actuating

the air shock in a progressive manner through a linkage system that

pivots through the frame. This suspension is unique, to the Catrike

Road, this suspension system provides both shock absorption and very

high torsion stiffness.

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

Road. 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

mateded 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. 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. Catrike also uses the Avid Speed Dial brake levers

which are higher quality and lighter then the brake levers used on

other brands. This combination stopped the trike consistently and I had

zero 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. 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


Seat: The seat that Catrike chose The seat height on

the Catrike Road is 9 1/4 inches. The seat angle on the Road can be

adjusted from 39 to 47 degrees. I found the seat angle on the Road to be

quite comfortable.

Ride: I found the ride on the Catrike Road to be a bit

stiffer than the ICE Sprint or HP Velotechnik Scorpion. The Catrike’s

short wheel base, direct steering and short travel rear suspension gave

the Catrike Road that performance sports car feel. I feel design wise,

the Catrike Road has the best designed rear suspension in the trike

industry. The rear suspension pivots on a massive aluminum tube which is

a very good design, simple, reliable, and strong. The linkage system

that attached to the rear shock is quite unique. The linkage system lets

the Catrike Road have a good amount of small bump sensitivity but when

you hit that big bump the resistant to the shock ramps up. I would have

loved to see the Catrike Road come with a 26 inch rear wheel but when

Catrike designed the Road 20 inch, rear wheels were all the rage. By

spring 2016 Catrike will be introducing a trike called the Dumont, it is

very similar to the Road but with a 26 inch rear wheel and a front

suspension. After riding the Catrike road you realize that Catrike did a

very good job with the Road. I felt no bob or efficiency lost with the

rear suspension. There was not pedal steering and braking was very good.

In conclusion: If you’re looking for a USA made trike,

that is quick handling and light weight, the Catrike Road is worth a

good look. I think when the Dumont is introduced in the Spring 2016, it

very well might take most of the sales away from the Catrike Road.

Pros: Light weight, best designed rear suspension, OMG paint, great fit and finish.

Cons: Stiffer ride than I personally would like for a suspension trike.

Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:
New Jersey

My Catrike Road

<p>I have had my Catrike Road for about three years and have been very happy with my trike. I love that it is lighter than my friend’s trikes and that I have some suspension to smooth out the road. The workmanship is very good and the paint is the best I have ever seen on a trike. When I first got my trike I would have given it a five star rating but now it is only a four star. I realized the market has changed and new technologies has come into the market. My friend ride a Hp Velotechnik trike which comes with a 26” rear wheel and both front and rear suspension. Simply his trike rides a lot softer but mine is still lighter. I would like to see Catrike do a revamp on the Road and change to a 26” rear wheel and 24” front wheels and add a bit more softness to the rear and have an option so you can add front suspension.</p>