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ICE Full Fat rear fender!

ICE has finally developed an awesome looking rear fender for their Full Fat trike – looks very stout, just like the trike – congratulations Inspired Cycle Engineering! Check out this video to see it, along with other ICE offerings:

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6 responses

  1. Down Wind Dan

    They are neat trikes, alright, but they all look so heavy.

    February 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

  2. It weighs about 50 pounds – one heck of a lot less than a 3,000 pound car! This is what I’d refer to as an ultralight vehicle! The key to overcoming weight is more power. In a car, it’s called horse power, but on a trike, it’s called human power – by doing more barbell squats with heavier weight, that 50 pound trike soon feels like a 30 pound ICE VTX. BTW, that heavy look serves an unexpected purpose: It makes the rider show up really super well when around car traffic!

    February 23, 2016 at 11:37 am

  3. Alonzo Savage

    ICE’s trikes are no heavier than the general run of trikes but the Full Fat is a beast of a machine.
    What surprises me though is the lack of thought that’s appears to have been put into the rear fender. This trike is clearly for OFF ROAD and as such is going to encounter mud. Looking at the pictures it seems to me that there is nowhere near enough clearance between the fender and the tyre. Five minutes on one of our local trails would see it completely clogged up. ICE live in England and should know about mud.

    February 23, 2016 at 12:03 pm

  4. I do agree that mudguard could get clogged up in mud very easily. I would install an aluminum tab to raise it just one inch more.

    BTW, María Joanne Dompierre -aka Liegerad Frau- has an excellent blog with articles and videos about trikes. It’s in German, tough, but just the videos are excellent. Check out her visit to the HP Velotechnik factory as well as the Hase Bikes factory.

    February 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm

  5. armadillozack

    As I have seen a video in the past of HP’s Factory, and many work stations where HP’s are assembled, I have to say they have a great work ethic, and also take great pride in their product.. I to have said that their trikes look as heavy as a rolling brick, But have found this not to be true, their frames are in fact not lightweight, but not as heavy as you would believe from the way one would perceive it from it looks.. It is a quality trike indeed, with many plus sides to it’s list of many credits.. I have not ridden one but from it many sales here in the U.S. I would have to believe it to be a very good working machine, and very much liked throughout the recumbent community… No one buys anything that they do not like, so having said that I would have to believe it not to be as heavy, nor poorly made as most perceive it to be…! Than again I can not remember anything that has been machined, and created in Germany to be poorly constructed in my lifetime ..!

    February 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

  6. Here is the link to Maria’s trike website:
    http://www.liegeradfrau.de/

    February 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm