Catrike Road Recumbent Trike

Catrike Road 2008
The Catrike Road Tadpole 2008

Catrike Road Recumbent Tricycle

It is a smaller trike than the Expedition or 700 so it retains the portability advantage over these two newer Catrike designs. It is a few hundred less expensive too. The Road began life as the lightest trike in its price range, it still is (if you don’t count other Catrikes). The road comes in between the Catrike Trail ($400 cheaper, lower quality components 1” more ground clearance) and the Speed (3 lb lighter, less ground clearance, faster, $200 more).

The component group on the Road is nice, I particularly like the Shimano Dura Ace Bar end shifters a lot better than grip shift twist shifters on any USS recumbent bike or trike.

A Premium multi-purpose Catrike.

So, what’s not to like? It’s not a speed machine or the economy Catrike, but it will suit a lot of riders well.

It is great for the trail, commuting or touring the World.

Technical Data:

  • Wheels Front 20″ (406mm)
  • Wheel Rear 20″ (406mm)
  • Weight 33 lbs (15.0 Kg)
  • Wheel Base 39” (991mm)
  • Wheel Track 29” (737mm)
  • Total Width 33″ (838mm)
  • Seat Height 8” (203mm)
  • Turning Circle 16′ (4.88m)
  • Turning Radius 96” (2.43m)
  • Gear Inch Range 18” to 90”
  • Ground Clearance 3” (76mm)
  • Total Height 24″ (610mm)
  • Total Length 74″ (1880mm)

Fit & Ergonomics:

  • 37 degrees seat (from horizontal)
  • Seat width 14”
  • Bottom Bracket Height 15″ (381mm)
  • Rider Weight Limit 275Lb.
  • Seat Width 14″ (355mm)
  • X-Seam 39 to 46″
  • (Option Extra Long Boom Up to 53″)

Components:

  • 27 Speed Drive Train
  • Shimano Dura Ace Bar End Shifters
  • Shimano LX Rear Derraileur
  • Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Avid FR5 Flat Pull Brake Lever
  • Truvativ Touro 165mm Triple Crankset
  • SRAM PG 950 11-32 cassette
  • KMC X9 Chain
  • Standard Colors:
    • Silver Cat or Bengal Blue
  • Optional Colors:
    • Basic: MSRP $99 (White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Black)
    • Neon: MSRP $129 (Lime Green, Pink)
    • Sparkle: MSRP $149 (Orange, Red, British Racing Green, Blue)

Features:

  • Schwalbe Marathon Racer Tires
  • New Boom Clamp System
  • Ackerman Compensation
  • No Brake Steer
  • Self Centering
  • Clipless Pedals
  • Mirror
  • Computer Sensor Mount
  • Aluminum Rod Ends
  • PTFE Chain Tube
  • Ergo Seat
  • Double Bend Frame
  • Space neck rest

Catrike Owner’s Manual for the 700, Expedition, Pocket, Road, Speed, & Trail (pdf 2.95Mb)



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