Contes Engineering Athos Quad

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Contes Engineering Athos Quad

Postby Aushiker » 12 May 2013, 2:15am

Maybe a fun way to go "mountain biking" I guess; well maybe not single trail.

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Re: Contes Engineering Athos Quad

Postby Cunobelin » 12 May 2013, 10:40am

There used to be a recumbent version as well...

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Re: Contes Engineering Athos Quad

Postby Si » 12 May 2013, 10:56am

One has to ask: why?
It's never going to be as quick or versatile as a proper MTB. And I'd guess that people with balance issues wouldn't be able to ride it off road anyway if the off road was anything harder than a smooth fire road or BW.... for which a simpler machine could be used. Plus it''l weigh a ton and cost a load.

I'm sure that it would be fun for a while, but one would soon find it limiting.

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Re: Contes Engineering Athos Quad

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 May 2013, 11:15am

Hi,
The recumbent I saw being raced dowhill by semi disabled.
Most of this stuff is for downhill....................stable :?:
Just look at quads and the laws on resale, america baned quads in some part due to the amount of deaths.
Have you ever riden a three wheeled quad type, honda made some, I rode one once :o
I have riden off road motor bikes in competitions, but I would not let a non off road motor cyclist ride a off road thee wheeled trike :!:
They are far more difficult and more dangerous than old non diff quads.
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Re: Contes Engineering Athos Quad

Postby andrewk » 28 Jun 2013, 9:12pm

Cool. Technically interesting machine with sophisticated suspension and drive, I'd love to try one out but as others have said it'll be heavy and limited by its weight.