My trikin’ buddy Ed Wade recently visited Arizona, and took his new Azub Ti-Fly along for the fun. The first photo below shows Ed’s new wheels. In the second photo, the Azub is hidden.
The fully suspended Azub is a joy to ride on bumpy and uneven surfaces.
I see Ed. Do you see his Azub?
Ed has two sets of tires, depending on what type of terrain he will be predominantly riding for a while. For rugged Arizona outback, his Schwalbe Black Jacks are perfect, with knobby treads and sizable footprint. For street riding, his Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires are smoother rolling, and do not make the typical whining noise associated with knobby tires on pavement at speed. Ed’s plan is to eventually have both sets of tires mounted on separate wheels, then he can change them out quickly and easily, without having to dismount the tires and remount the other set, using the same three wheels for both. This Azub has a Pinion drive up front, with only a single sprocket on the rear – no derailleurs anywhere to be found – nice! It’s hard for me to feel nostalgic for derailleurs.
BTW: any Arizona trike pilots recognize where Ed is?