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Flags of 2018
Recumbent trike makers are revising their OEM safety flags for 2018 with a priority on safety over self-promotion.
Until this year, the only recumbent trike maker actually making a safety flag with safety as its primary focus has been ICE. ICE flags have been made of high-visibility material with a highly-reflective spine for many years. Even so, ICE owners have given feedback requesting better daytime visibility than the ICE strip offered.
For 2018, ICE has revised their flag to have more surface area and more nighttime reflectivity.
The lack of flag visibility has led to a booming aftermarket for safety flags led by Soundwinds and Purple Sky.
It seems that other manufacturers like Catrike, HP Velotechnik, and Hase must have finally gotten the message that safety flags should be about safety more than brand-name recognition, so all of these brands have drastically revised their flags for 2018 increasing visibility and nighttime reflectivity.
Greenspeed has also moved to a high-visibility color-scheme, but still has room for improvement in nighttime visibility.
Here are some interesting photos of the assortment. From left to right:
Catrike has discontinued the venerable Road recumbent trike model.
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Face-time with ICE. Ask all of your questions. Find out what happens behind the scenes. And, try trikes, trikes, trikes... including the fully automatic ICE Adventure electric trikes.
An inexpensive hitch-mount rack for folded recumbent trikes. For example, the ICE Full Fat big-tired adventure tricycle.
Azub will be at AlphaBENT on Wednesday, October 23 to show the latest Czech recumbent technology. Come to for test-rides, and bent-talk.
Catrike has made wider hubs with through-axles standard equipment on all large-wheel models. This change affects the following recumbent trike models: Expedition, 559, Dumont, and 700. The change promotes laterally stronger wheels and prevents movement within the dropouts under load at the expense of compatibility with equipment such as electric hub moters that are designed to the older 135mm dropout widths.
2019 Norcal FARA (Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance) Ride coming up June 1, 2019.
Join Kyle and Team FARA to kick this debilitating disease!
This annual ride raises much-needed funds for research to cure Friedrich's Ataxia (a progressive neurological disease.)
We raise funds for research by cycling. And, we raise hope by joining together in support.