Windcheetah

http://www.windcheetah.co.uk/

Windcheetah:

It seems incredible that the Windcheetah is now in its 23rd year, and during that time the Windcheetah has remained at the very top of most recumbent enthusiasts wish lists. Or maybe that isn’t so surprising… The Windcheetah still remains the only trike to have set six significant speed and endurance records as well as having the honour of being exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim museum.

The Windcheetah has now rightfully achieved an almost iconic status in the world of performance cycling, and proud owners the world over use their Windcheetah for racing, touring, commuting or purely for exercise and pleasure.

The Windcheetah has maintained its lead in the market through a process of carefully planned evolution. AVD have strived to continually improve the product without altering the purity of Mike Burrow’s original classic design. After 21 years of continued success both Mike and AVD decided that the time was right to set a new benchmark in recumbent design and launch a completely revised Windcheetah; The Windcheetah HyperSport.

Instantly recognisable as a Windcheetah, a closer inspection reveals a myriad of detail design changes and cutting edge engineering innovation. These exciting new features collectively ensure that the Windcheetah’s position as the high performance trike remains uncontested.

The HyperSport will be sold in limited numbers alongside the world famous ClubSport and SuperSport models.

The Windcheetah has a lightweight cruciform chassis made from aluminium tubes. The tubes are bonded together using a series of cast aluminium lugs. The backbone of the chassis is a single piece of 2″ [50mm] tube. The front casting forms the bottom bracket for the chainset and the rear casting houses the bearings for the rear axle, which is cantilever mounted and offset to the left of the machine. This unique feature allows the use of the one piece main tube giving a light stiff structure uncompromised by welded joints.

The steering is via a joystick connected through a universal joint to the track rods. The joystick turns around its own axis to provide a light ,precise steering action. All the major controls are mounted on the joystick, with the exception of the parking brake, which is mounted under the seat. The front alloy drum brakes are linked and provide efficient, powerful stopping ability. The parking brake is a simple friction lever operating on the rear tyre.

Please note these may alter from time to time.

Colour Silver/Yellow

Bronze /British Racing Green

Length 1900mm

Width 820mm

Height 675mm

Wheel base 1060mm

Track 650mm

Weight 33lb [15kg]

Frame construction

6000 series aluminium tubes bonded to LM25 heat-treated castings. Tubes are bonded to the castings using high specification epoxy adhesives or anaerobic type glues, depending on the designated component. Rider weight limit; 320lb [145KG]

Size Built to the riders individual specification

Equipment Shimano Dura Ace 9sp shifters, Shimano 105 triple chainset [52.42.30] 9speed LX cassette 11.32, Shimano 105 front and rear derailleur mechanisms. Alternative gearing can be specified if required, please ask.

Fasteners Stainless throughout, all metric

Bearings High quality labyrinth sealed roller bearings throughout

Front wheels SRAM 70mm alloy drum brake laced to 36hole Sun SR18 x 406 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes

Rear wheel AVD/Burrows hub laced to 32 hole Sun CR 18 x 559 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes

Tyres Continental Sport Contact. Front 406x 25, Rear 559 x 25. Other tyres can be specified if required, please ask.

Seat Carbon fibre , fitted with washable high-density foam three-piece cushion.

Specifications may alter from time to time subject to availability, please check at time of purchase. The HyperSport has many detail differences to the SuperSport and ClubSport featuring various weight reducing modifications such as drilled out chain pulleys , relieved steering tab etc etc. It also features left and right hand threaded micro adjustable track control arms.

Colour Gunmetal silver/carbon fibre, black or bronze main tube

Length 1900mm [approximate size dependent on frame length]

Width 820mm

Height 690 mm

Wheel base 1080mm

Track 650mm

Seat cushion height 250mm

Weight 28lb [12.7kg] Approximate, depends on final specification

Frame construction

Rear main tube; 6000 series aluminium tube bonded to LM25 heat treated castings, front boom and all other tubes are multi layer carbon fibre construction bonded to the castings using high specification epoxy adhesive

Frame Castings Ultra light castings with taper bored spigots to reduce stress points, only three castings are shared with the SuperSport and ClubSport , all other castings are unique to the HyperSport

Rider weight limit 280lb [127 KG]

Seat mounting leaf springs Constructed from multi laminate carbon fibre

Size Built to the riders individual specification

Equipment Shimano Dura Ace 9sp shifters, Shimano Dura Ace triple chainset [53.39.30] 9 speed Dura Ace part titanium cassette 11.28, Shimano Dura Ace front and rear derailleur mechanisms. Alternative gearing can be specified if required, please ask.

Fasteners Alloy and titanium throughout, all metric

Bearings High quality labyrinth sealed roller bearings throughout

Front wheels SRAM 70mm alloy drum brake laced to 36hole Sun CR18 x 406 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes

Rear wheel AVD/Burrows hub laced to 32 hole Sun CR 18 x 559 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes

Front Axle EN8 Steel

Rear Axle Hollow HE 15 aluminium.

Tyres Continental Grand Prix. Front 406x 25, Rear 559 x 25. Other tyres can be specified if required , please ask

Seat Carbon Fibre, fitted with washable high density foam three piece cushion

Tyres Continental Sport Contact. Front 28 x 406 Rear 25 X 559

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The Windcheetah has a lightweight cruciform chassis made from aluminium tubes. The tubes are bonded together using a series of cast aluminium lugs. The backbone of the chassis is a single piece of 2″ [50mm] tube. The front casting forms the bottom bracket for the chainset and the rear casting houses the bearings for the rear axle, which is cantilever mounted and offset to the left of the machine. This unique feature allows the use of the one piece main tube giving a light stiff structure uncompromised by welded joints. 

The steering is via a joystick connected through a universal joint to the track rods. The joystick turns around its own axis to provide a light ,precise steering action. All the major controls are mounted on the joystick, with the exception of the parking brake, which is mounted under the seat. The front alloy drum brakes are linked and provide efficient, powerful stopping ability. The parking brake is a simple friction lever operating on the rear tyre.


Please note these may alter from time to time.

Colour Silver/Yellow
Bronze /British Racing Green
Length 1900mm
Width 820mm
Height 675mm
Wheel base 1060mm
Track 650mm
Weight 33lb [15kg]
Frame construction 6000 series aluminium tubes bonded to LM25 heat-treated castings. Tubes are bonded to the castings using high specification epoxy adhesives or anaerobic type glues, depending on the designated component. Rider weight limit; 320lb [145KG]
Size Built to the riders individual specification
Equipment Shimano Dura Ace 9sp shifters, Shimano 105 triple chainset [52.42.30] 9speed LX cassette 11.32, Shimano 105 front and rear derailleur mechanisms. Alternative gearing can be specified if required, please ask.
Fasteners Stainless throughout, all metric
Bearings High quality labyrinth sealed roller bearings throughout
Front wheels SRAM 70mm alloy drum brake laced to 36hole Sun SR18 x 406 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes
Rear wheel AVD/Burrows hub laced to 32 hole Sun CR 18 x 559 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes
Tyres Continental Sport Contact. Front 406x 25, Rear 559 x 25. Other tyres can be specified if required, please ask.
Seat Carbon fibre , fitted with washable high-density foam three-piece cushion.


Specifications may alter from time to time subject to availability, please check at time of purchase. The HyperSport has many detail differences to the SuperSport and ClubSport featuring various weight reducing modifications such as drilled out chain pulleys , relieved steering tab etc etc. It also features left and right hand threaded micro adjustable track control arms.

Colour Gunmetal silver/carbon fibre, black or bronze main tube
Length 1900mm [approximate size dependent on frame length]
Width 820mm
Height 690 mm
Wheel base 1080mm
Track 650mm
Seat cushion height 250mm
Weight 28lb [12.7kg] Approximate, depends on final specification
Frame construction Rear main tube; 6000 series aluminium tube bonded to LM25 heat treated castings, front boom and all other tubes are multi layer carbon fibre construction bonded to the castings using high specification epoxy adhesive
Frame Castings Ultra light castings with taper bored spigots to reduce stress points, only three castings are shared with the SuperSport and ClubSport , all other castings are unique to the HyperSport
Rider weight limit 280lb [127 KG]
Seat mounting leaf springs Constructed from multi laminate carbon fibre
Size Built to the riders individual specification
Equipment Shimano Dura Ace 9sp shifters, Shimano Dura Ace triple chainset [53.39.30] 9 speed Dura Ace part titanium cassette 11.28, Shimano Dura Ace front and rear derailleur mechanisms. Alternative gearing can be specified if required, please ask.
Fasteners Alloy and titanium throughout, all metric
Bearings High quality labyrinth sealed roller bearings throughout
Front wheels SRAM 70mm alloy drum brake laced to 36hole Sun CR18 x 406 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes
Rear wheel AVD/Burrows hub laced to 32 hole Sun CR 18 x 559 eyeleted rims. Stainless spokes
Front Axle EN8 Steel
Rear Axle Hollow HE 15 aluminium.
Tyres Continental Grand Prix. Front 406x 25, Rear 559 x 25. Other tyres can be specified if required , please ask
Seat Carbon Fibre, fitted with washable high density foam three piece cushion
Tyres Continental Sport Contact. Front 28 x 406 Rear 25 X 559

9 comments on “Windcheetah

  1. Anyone want a windcheetah Hypersport, I’m selling mine on Ebay this weekend. Location Brighton. I’ll list it from Sunday 24.11.13 with a starting bid of about £1000

    • Thanks for this important update Karl! Feel free to start a new thread on the “Reader Talk” page of this website with more information for our readers. Include links. If you have any related YouTube video of your new Windcheetah operation, please also include the YouTube link, which will stream the video live into the Trike Aslym material you write. There will be a Windcheetah post this Friday, November 9. Steve

  2. i have tried to contact them too with a view to ordering but have had no reply. Seems i’m too late for a new speedy so i guess i’ll have to keep my eyes open for a good 2nd hand one.

  3. Does anybody know if AVD is still in business? I contacted the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and got this reply: “Cheshire Cycle Components Ltd is dissolved, but there is nothing on Companies House for Advanced Vehicle Design only that the accounts are overdue.”

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