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Adventure versus Monster TRIKE …

Take a gander at this! Almost looks like someone phaked the photo for an April Phools joke. Is it real, or is it an illusion? Is the Phull Phat really able to crush tiny Adventures in a single pedal stroke? Which one will take remote backcountry journeys to the next phun level?

ICE Adventure vs Full Fat

More photos can be phound HERE, on BROL.


4 responses

  1. I just hope we don’t start seeing monster trike competition. I don’t think I am ready for that. I still struggle with the monster trucks.

    April 1, 2015 at 7:43 am

  2. Obviously the wheel/tire size makes all the difference, but I just happened to spot the difference in the crankset. That big trike has one small sprocket up front. One wouldn’t be able to get up much speed out of it. It’s probably just as well. With those tires hitting a bump would probably result in being bounced up into the air a few feet. That could be interesting.

    April 1, 2015 at 7:51 am

  3. Jerry Forster

    I never thought I’d see steroids in Trikes. Move over Lance, you’ve met your match.

    April 1, 2015 at 8:27 am

  4. Appearances can be deceiving. This trike is capable of speeds higher than one might imagine just by seeing the single chainring up front. The chainring is a 34 tooth, and is married to a Rohloff XL-14 rear hub. There are no dérailleurs on the the trike shown, thus providing a cleaner shifting system while exploring unpaved backcountry conditions. The Rohloff internal hub can also be shifted at a standstill, so unexpected situations do not occur where the rider finds he is in too high of a gear for a last minute incline. The range of road speeds remains in this trike, although the jumps between one gear and the next are larger than what one would expect from a standard dérailleur system. Additionally, with full suspension, the new ICE trike may absorb irregularities better than might be expected for such huge wheels and tires. Rear suspension comes standard (along with the rear disc brake), but front suspension is a $1610.84 option. The Rohloff rear hub may set you back another $1794.63 for those seeking a drivetrain better suited for rugged backcountry use. The $5,456.06 base price for the standard ICE monster trike would therefore need to be adjusted accordingly for those who prefer more bells and whistles (visit the ICE site for even more goodies you can toss onto this colossus – click on the “build your trike” tab). Okay, I have work to do – see ya’ …

    April 1, 2015 at 9:11 am