Trike Weights

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mark aldridge
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Trike Weights

Postby mark aldridge » 22 Feb 2018, 4:46pm

I have just posted some on-the-road trike weights on the BHPC forum. It would be interesting if owners of other trikes (and two wheeled recumbents) could post other machine weights.

UpWrong
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Re: Trike Weights

Postby UpWrong » 22 Feb 2018, 7:39pm

Catrike are pretty accurate with their weights. My machines:

Catrike 2008 Speed, flinger rear mudguard, no rack: 30lbs
ICE Sprint 26, rear rack, rear mudguard: 39lbs
Catriike 2015 700, rear mudguard, no rack, folding duranos: 34lbs

Two wheelers:
Bacchetta Giro 20 steel fame, AL fork, Recurve seat, underseat rack: 30lbs
Metabikes, rear rack, no mudguards: 27lbs
RANS Stratus XP, mudguards, rack, sling mesh seat: 33lbs
Nazca Paseo, muguards, rear rack+underseat rack: 41lbs

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Tigerbiten
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Re: Trike Weights

Postby Tigerbiten » 22 Feb 2018, 8:51pm

I've guessed at about 25 Kg for the weight of my ICE Sprint FS+ with rear rack, hard shell seat and a streamer fairing.
How close my guess is I've no idea ..... :lol:
Plus my large Carry Freedom trailer which I pull 99% of the time is approximately another 10 Kg.

mark aldridge
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Re: Trike Weights

Postby mark aldridge » 23 Feb 2018, 2:56pm

It looks as though a lightweight trike in summer mode should be around 30lbs and in winter mode 2-3lbs more. I think you could get down to 26-27lbs if you severely restricted the gear range with a carbon double crankset, a narrow range high geared cassette and a lightweight chain.

To get much below that would entail spending mega bucks and I suspect would only lose another pound or so.

In the real world I need a low of 12in to get me up the Surrey hills and 110in + coming down them with high volume tyres for when I hit the inevitable pothole.

mark aldridge
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Re: Trike Weights

Postby mark aldridge » 7 Apr 2018, 3:17pm

Just an update, another Windcheetah FRO owner has just weighed her trike and it comes in at 24.5lbs. This is with a shortish boom (and therefore less chain), double Shimano Hollowtech chainset, Bebop pedals (the weight is in the cleat, not the pedals) and only a bottle cage to add extra weight.

Alan58
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Re: Trike Weights

Postby Alan58 » 9 Apr 2018, 8:29am

You can adjust the weight of the person on the trike far easier than adjusting the weight of the trike. Me I have reduced my weight by 20kg in a year.

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Re: Trike Weights

Postby mark aldridge » 9 Apr 2018, 2:19pm

This post was always based on just a thought as I was doing a bit of trike maintenance.
I live and ride in the real world and by the time I add tools, water bottle and food the all up weight rockets.
In my experience trike riding is an amazing way to lose weight and get fit. In early Spring as I ride more and longer I can lose inches off my waist without really trying.