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Catrike 700 recumbent trike

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    Posted: 18 June 2017 at 4:33pm

This is the sports model from Catrike and is one of fastest production trikes in the world. Mine is the current frame model, the one which uses 20” front wheels and is a significant improvement over the older version with 16” wheels.  I bought it new Dec 2015 and used it for around 9 months, so maybe 900 miles on it. Extras include a 2nd mirror and the Catrike frame bags (only used twice) which fit in the space at the rear of the frame out of the wind. 

The spec is the same as current model apart from using an X9 SRAM 10-speed RD (now GX),  http://www.catrike.com/700

It’s in very very good condition. However the last 6 inches of the rear mudguard broke off due to the poorly designed stay attachments which cracked the guard but it’s still a serviceable guard. (Note no front guards were purchased.) The front Durano tyres failed (rusted beads, rather odd) and have been replaced with Marathon Racers but I have a pair of boxed unused folding Duranos if you’d prefer these fitted. It will be sold with a lightly used folding 28mm Durano on the rear wheel and with its original unused combi Shimano pedals (flats one side, SPDs t’other) . I will also include the original wrist rests and flag not shown, and front and rear reflectors, but the light attachments and bottle cage I added will be removed. The boom has plenty of extension available but you will probably need to fit a longer FD cable and gear casing if you have longer legs than my shortish 30” trouser leg length ones. I can sort this out for you if it’s a challenge.

Some photos here taken after I first got it up and running but I will get take some newer ones shortly, https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmuVLk0nWAz9nxj25nGEz98ZCe6X

These show a DIY black plastic throw over bag restraint on the drive side chain stay which I fitted to keep an over seat bag clear of the chain. This can easily be removed.

Catrike no longer have a UK dealer so a new trike would need to be a personal import. I estimate that with shipping, duties and VAT this would be around £3400 for the trike not including the frame bags. Price is a firm £2200. Delivery after payment is negotiable. Viewings welcomed.

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I gave the trike a careful check over today and took these pictures,

https://1drv.ms/a/s!AmuVLk0nWAz9gYolrUnrjD8uy-lZiQ

So time for a bit of hard selling. This is a truly phenomenal trike. The space vertebra frame and the internally braced boom ensure that power to the pedals gets transmitted to the rear wheel rather than being lost as heat in flexing the frame. And yet the long wheelbase and mesh seat provide passive suspension to keep the ride comfortable. Its 30 gears provide a gear range from 22 to 127 inches. This is the 4th trike I have owned and it’s significantly faster and more comfortable than the ICE Sprint 26 I previously had. The manufacturing quality is top notch, beautifully CNC machined rear drop outs and brake mounts, not to mention the Velocity A23 semi-aero rim on the 700 wheel.

An independent review can be found here:  http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=8971

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Any offers?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PaulM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2017 at 10:10pm
Final offer, yours for £2100. You really would have to spend double to get something new which was in the same league as this.
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