OFF-ROAD Trike Solution (TerraTrike)

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TerraTrike Introduces World’s First Production “Fat” Trike

TerraTrike Fat Rambler 05TerraTrike, maker of the world’s most comfortable rides with their recumbent trikes, proudly announces a new option in their line-up: the Rambler “Fat.” At a retail upgrade cost of $625.00 for the tire option and then utilizing the sturdy Rambler 8 model ($1399), this limited edition “Fat” option features hand built Velocity wheels (using their tried-and-true Psycho rims) and 20×4-1/4 inch tires and tubes all around. The fat trike also only uses the Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internally geared hub to offer better ground clearance and the optimal amount of gears needed. The trike is available now in very limited quantities paired with the “Standard Issue” Army green Rambler 8 for $2024.00.

The Rambler “Fat” was developed to offer customers a better option for off-road and all-weather triking. The cushy balloon tires can be filled to 40 psi for smooth trails, or to as low as 10 psi to gain traction over rocky paths and dunes. TerraTrike recommends riders carry a mini-pump along to adjust the pressure and get the best performance across different types of terrain.

“We have seen a lot of Fat Bikes out there in the wild and some of the folks around here thought that it would be fun to make the world’s first production version of a Fat Trike,” said Marketing Director Jeff Yonker. “Fun was probably the understatement of the year as some of us were riding this thing in sand dunes and grass or down nearly any surface laughing hysterically.”

“The tires don’t have much of a tread pattern, but there are not a lot of options in the 20×4-1/4” tire size at this time,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Kessenich. “So it is not recommended for use in snow… Although it is pretty fun to try – all kinds of spinning and sliding!”

While this trike will let riders get off the bike path and into the wilderness, TerraTrike urges customers to remember that the laws of physics still apply – riding off of pavement or hard packed surfaces will change the handling dynamics of the trike.

“Be careful on steep ascents and descents and especially off-camber approaches and departures from hills,” said Yonker. “Wear a helmet, use your best judgement to stay safe and have a blast.”

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5 Responses to OFF-ROAD Trike Solution (TerraTrike)

  1. Without a rather aggressive tread pattern I would think the tires wouldn’t be of much use for off road riding. I don’t understand why they would install these tires.

  2. Steve … the following explanation in the post explains the tyre situation …

    “The tires don’t have much of a tread pattern, but there are not a lot of options in the 20×4-1/4” tire size at this time,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Kessenich. “So it is not recommended for use in snow… Although it is pretty fun to try – all kinds of spinning and sliding!”

  3. Jerry Forster says:

    I don’t understand the statement about the tread pattern. I’ve seen the Ice “Fat” with, what looks like, some pretty aggressive tires.

  4. I would like to see a 26″ wheel on these, an 11 speed Shimano Alfine rear hub with a two speed internal hub in the front (or a derailleur); the reason? Back country rides are often quite hilly. Who wants to be pushing his trike up and over obstacles, and have to get off and push up hills? More gears!! Low gears!!
    26″ Wheels that are designed for mountain bike tires. MTB tires come in all dimensions, and in lots of tread patterns.
    With these modifications, TerraTrike would have a winning package.

  5. steve says:

    Great suggestions Steve! Perhaps TerraTrike is reading what you expressed here, and will consider the move to 26 inch wheels like the other fat trikes now available. Tires are plentiful in that size, as you state. And yes, gearing is the essential factor that must be right on the money when pedaling off-road in tough conditions. Thanks for sharing!

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