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    New Fat Trike

    TerraTrike

    If you watch the video it sure looks like a rough ride, hard on the back and neck.
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    A lot of the shots got edited just as the trike reached an "interesting" bit. Makes me doubt how effective it is.
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    At a retail cost of $625.00 and utilizing the sturdy Rambler frame
    Must be a misprint ???

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    To bad Kenda doesn't make a fat tire in a 26 inch ... These 20x 4.25's are under $25 each - Amazon.com: Stingray Tire 20 x 4-1/4 Black/Black: Sports & Outdoors

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    Yay, I can absorb logovers and rock gardens with my spinal cord instead of my legs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    At a retail cost of $625.00 and utilizing the sturdy Rambler frame
    Must be a misprint ???
    Naw ... Just great deception to draw you in.
    This is for the Fat Tire package only. Order an 8 speed Rambler in green for that "Standard Issue" Army jeep look. Total cost for tires and a Rambler 8 is $2024.
    Still ... I think all Fat Bike owners should start bombarding Kenda with a simple request.
    If they can produce a 20 for under $25, they can surely produce a 26 for $50 to $100, and put a good tread on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Still ... I think all Fat Bike owners should start bombarding Kenda with a simple request.
    If they can produce a 20 for under $25, they can surely produce a 26 for $50 to $100, and put a good tread on it.
    Kenda's "cruiser/chopper" tires (they make a 26 x 3.0) are all heavy, stiff, and not particularly high quality. I'd imagine that any fat tire they produced that came up to the quality level of Surly tires would probably cost about the same as a Surly tire.

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    Endorsed by Dick Smothers, so it must be good.

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    It will be fine for beach cruising and the equivalent easy riding on snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    Yay, I can absorb logovers and rock gardens with my spinal cord instead of my legs!
    For most of us it would be ridiculous. Some people can't ride a 2-wheeled bike (stroke victims and others with balance related disabilities). These trikes let people get out and ride off-road when they wouldn't be able to otherwise.

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    lifted this from bighit's place. Wish he'd fill us in on it

    New Fat Trike-tumblr_mix1ofgevl1qz7afco1_1280.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant-Eater View Post
    For most of us it would be ridiculous. Some people can't ride a 2-wheeled bike (stroke victims and others with balance related disabilities). These trikes let people get out and ride off-road when they wouldn't be able to otherwise.
    Oh, for sure. I remember about two years ago someone made a custom trike that I thiiiiink was hand powered and it was rolling on Endomorphs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    lifted this from bighit's place. Wish he'd fill us in on it

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    That would be the ReActive Adaptations FatBomber. Looks like it would be a lot more fun to ride, judging by the video of its skinny cousin.

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    At a retail upgrade cost of $625.00 for the tire option and then utilizing the sturdy Rambler 8 model ($1399), this limited edition “Fat” option features hand built Velocity wheels (using their tried-and-true Psycho rims) and 20x4-1/4 inch tires and tubes all around. The fat trike also only uses the Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internally geared hub to offer better ground clearance and the optimal amount of gears needed. The trike is available now in very limited quantities paired with the “Standard Issue” Army green Rambler 8 for $2024.00.

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    I don't believe that the TerraTrike really exists, because this is the first and only fat trike.

    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Current bikes: 2010 Raleigh Talus 29er with Ergon GP5 grips, Power Grips pedal straps, Topeak Explorer 29" Disc MTX Rear Rack and Topeak DXP bag.

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    That Reactive fat trike is the coolest thing I have seen all year.
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    if only they could offer a tadpole style trike that would fit reg 26" fat tires. That would be BADA$$. Wish I had the modding or fabricating experience to mod these Nexus 8 models for 26" fat tires: TerraTrike or this: TerraTrike
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    I'm a little surprised they separated drive and steering. Seems like a hassle compared to having them integrated like on other hand-powered trikes. Maybe it makes sense due to the difficulty of powering through the loose surfaces the fattys are meant to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I don't believe that the TerraTrike really exists, because this is the first and only fat trike.

    That is not your grandmother's fat-bike, oh, yes it is. Nevermind.

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