Catrike updates the 700 speed-trike for 2018, improving performance and addressing owner-feedback.
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Bionx electric-assist on Bacchetta A26 recumbent bike
The Bacchetta A26 is the successor to the Giro ATT premium touring / commuting recumbent bike model. It is one of the fastest touring bikes made and A26 owners usually struggle to keep under a 15mph bike-path speed limit.
The standard interface to Bionx systems is to just pedal. This is because Bionx motors have a strain sensor that detects when you are pedaling and how hard, and the system multiplies your effort turning you into a Bionic Person.
However, it is always problematic to mount a battery, and it seemed moreso on the Bacchetta because we didn't want to force a rack onto it and we wanted to keep the weight low and central. At AlphaBENT, we have devised a nice battery mount for Bacchetta bikes that allows the battery to hang suspended just under the idler pulley. Advantages are:
- plenty of clearance
- low, central weight distribution
- clearance for all leg and foot movement
- universal design should work on all Corsa and Giro Bacchetta recumbent bikes.
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