Cutting weight for a speed trike:

I’ve read that the most important weight you can cut if you are a speed fanatic is rotating weight, including rotating weight on a 700c tire. This may be so if one considers only the trike. Trikes do nothing without an engine. My experience reveals the most important weight one can cut to increase performance on a speed trike is the engine’s weight, in other words, the pilot’s bodyweight. Theories of physics suffice only so far as fascinating topics of intellectual debate, but out on the road, the power and efficiency of the engine will ultimately determine the performance of the machine, not whether one runs a certain tire or wheel on a trike. ‘Nuff said – see ya’ On the Pavement!


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Steve Greene is a naturalist, philosopher, and teller of tales. He pursues absolute truth in all things, modifying his existence as supported by legitimate evidence. His ideological foundation rests on the respect of life, as he follows a path of health, serenity, and maximum functional longevity. He has authored eleven books, and is a noted authority on Death Valley National Park, human powered recumbent cycle touring, fitness and longevity, and professional law enforcement. Steve has not owned a petroleum powered automobile since 2008, as part of his environmental preservation paradigm. He eats an organic vegan diet, exercises regularly, and enjoys exploring the wilderness. Harmony with nature tops his priorities. To learn more about Steve, please visit:
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2 Responses to Cutting weight for a speed trike:

  1. DanTrikeMan says:

    Yep, I lost 64 lb getting ready to ride The Road to Margaritaville 5200 miles Trike ride! Start June 29th 2014
    Please watch my video’s

  2. Gary W. Bunting says:

    Very good wishes for a great ride and wonderful experiences, Dan.

    You the man!!!


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