Q for Catrike ?

LLB

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Is there such a thing as fully enclosed (streamlined) bodywork for the trikes, and if so does it make a lot of difference ?
 

Night Train

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There's also the:


Trice Borealis

Not fully enclosed, as you see, but oh boy, do I want one. It's bound to be fast, being red like that...

From the few minutes I've had inside one, I'd say they could be very fast indeed - it felt so much smoother, and the gale force wind that day just vanished...

I gather 60 down a decent hill for velomobiles isn't unheard of...
 

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Of course, with a bit of nouse, one can make one's own fairing - chap on Velo Vision called Lee made a superb one out of correx (that plastic that make estate agent boards from), very neatly cut to shape and seamed...
 
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As you can see there are lots and yest it can make a huge difference if designed correctly, it does make it slower on climbs generally though due to the added weight, however they can be a lot faster on the flat and down hills.
 

Night Train

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Machines like the Aerorider in my first post seem more akin to a car for one then a bike of any description. It allows enclosed travel, out of the elements, boot space and a few creature comforts on the road like built in lights, indicators and wipers. It is also battery assisted to increase range and hill climbing making it a very capable commuting vehicle.
 
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