Catrike announces the Eola, a new recumbent trike model for 2019.
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700c rear & 26" front wheels on an ICE Sprint 26
This trike has already been heavily customized. We put a 700c / 29'er rear wheel on with a road tire. It often sports a TerraCycle fairing.
But, big feet are now the problem. With the 700c rear wheel, the bottom bracket is a bit lower to the ground, and its owner, MK, finds that his generously-sized feet sometimes hit the ground. We have examined all the possibilities we could think of to solve this problem, and in the end, settled on larger front wheels.
26" was chosen as a size that would be relatively strong and still have a reasonable selection of tires.
The results are good. There is a bit larger turning radius, and MK reports having to think a bit longer about how to avoid the wheels when getting in and out.
However, the ground-heel clearance is impressive. The handling is good. It's smoother on the rough roads. And, according to MK, there has been no change in overall performance. Perhaps, the better rolling resistance is cancelling out with slightly higher weight.
[Note: the handlebars are folded back in preparation for folding it to put in the back of a Toyota Prius.]
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