Any AZUB trike owners out there?

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UpWrong
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Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby UpWrong » 13 Jan 2020, 5:54pm

I should have asked sooner I guess having just made a down payment on a new AZUB T-Tris 20. It will be my 5th trike.

yostumpy
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby yostumpy » 14 Jan 2020, 3:57pm

you mean you will have 5, or you have had ( and moved on ) 4 or 3 ?

UpWrong
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby UpWrong » 14 Jan 2020, 6:32pm

I am currently trike-less, it's the 5th I have owned:

2007 ICE T
2008 Catrike Speed
2010 ICE Sprint 26
2015 Catrike 700

neil earley
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby neil earley » 16 Jan 2020, 11:14am

Hi
Another one here,have Tricon 26 but will be up for sale as I have 3 trikes at the mo.nice fold and super smooth to ride

neil earley
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby neil earley » 16 Jan 2020, 11:17am

Hi also a sub triker,have a tricon 26 easy fold and a smooth ride. Will be up for sale as I have 3 trikes at the mo,enjoy your azub one of the best trikes out there.

neil earley
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby neil earley » 16 Jan 2020, 11:27am

A picture of my azub tricon 26
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UpWrong
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby UpWrong » 30 Jan 2020, 8:31pm

That Tricon 26 looks very nice. I decided I wanted the smaller rear wheel though.

My trike has been built and is now being shipped. AZUB have been a pleasure to deal with. I made the payments by bank transfer using the SEPA system. My bank charged £9 per transfer. The exchange rate was about 2c below the visa exchange rate.

UpWrong
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby UpWrong » 3 Feb 2020, 11:15pm

The trike arrived today and ... it's yellow :lol: . I've lifted it out of the box but that's about it for now. I've been dealing with phantom punctures on the Nazca.

nigelnightmare
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby nigelnightmare » 5 Feb 2020, 1:39am

Pics of the set up and first ride.

UpWrong
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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby UpWrong » 8 Feb 2020, 5:38pm

nigelnightmare wrote:Pics of the set up and first ride.


Will do, just as soon as.

I went for a minimalist spec only adding rear mudguard, lowrider rack and bar bag mount. I need to swap out the Durabi crankset for one with short cranks. I might ask Mike Burrows to shorten the Durabi set. I have fitted the rear sub frame so far. I didn't pay the extra 300 euros for the folding hinge.

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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby UpWrong » 21 Feb 2020, 7:50pm

Sorry no photos yet. It's not been outside, it's still stuck in the living room. Some observations after putting together:

the kingpin wheel axle mounts are really neat and make sense
the steel handlebars which mount to a stem underneath the frame must weigh a lot
the rear subframe felt very light
the rear wheel with 11-34 cassette felt very heavy
the seat stay adjustment is fab
I'm not convinced about the trigger shifters - you can't see the optical indicator for a start
the IPS seat positioning is a mixed blessing. You have to set the upper mounting bolts at precisely the correct width or you risk the seat coming off and gouging the frame tube. Also it takes more time to set up the trike since the seat position should be set before adjusting the leg length.

I have replaced the oem rear wheel with one I made earlier (XT hub, Alex 101 rim, HG80 11-32 cassette). This is 230g lighter.

Next up is to replace the chainset for one with short cranks. Yet another reason I haven't completed the "sizing".

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Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Postby UpWrong » 23 Feb 2020, 11:01am

Short cranks installed with 28/42/53 chainrings. The OEM crankset had all alloy rings and chainguard which is quite impressive. Nonetheless the Ultegra crankset without chainguard and short cranks is 275g lighter. I need to check and adjust all the gear changes. I am tempted to install a bar end shifter for the front derailleur. I've often had trouble with with trigger shifters and triple cranksets on hybrid uprights.