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7 December 2013 - 11:17pm
 

Fun

 

Trikes are fun! Everyone loves them. Everyone can ride them.

This means that you'll be looking forward to your next ride instead of dreading it.

These are not your grandfather's trike, though.... Look closer. These are recumbent: which means you sit back in comfort. No pressure points on your wrists or prostate. No cricking of the neck.

Bottom line: "Fun" means this is a machine you will use well.

Take another look: At first blush, they all look the same... but, upon closer examination (and, this is why we encourage you to come in to see and try them personally), you will see stark differences:

  • How high is the seat?
  • How reclined?
  • Does it fold?
  • What steering mechanism does it use?
  • What wheel configuration does it have?
  • Frame construction?
  • Suspension?
  • What brakes?

There are no right or wrong answers, but there is a right answer for you.

We have every commercially available trike that is worth its salt. We'll help you sift through the options. We'll guide you to likely candidates. We'll listen to your feedback.

At AlphaBENT, we are committed to your happiness. We want you to get the right trike no matter what brand, how much you spend, or what options you want... and we won't upsell you and if you are looking at trikes or options that will have you spending more money than you need to spend, we'll tell you so.

 

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Information

The shop is open for business.

Catrike has discontinued the venerable Road recumbent trike model.

This event has taken place and the notice is simply part of our articles archive

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 trikes are adventure ready

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.

Catrike Eola lead banner image

Catrike announces the Eola, a new recumbent trike model for 2019.

Classifieds

PBW

Never fear going out again. Have confidence in your patch kit and your patching technique! Meet a goathead / puncture-vine and know your enemy. Morning snacks and caffeine provided. Workshop begins when the caffeine kicks in. Bring a flat tube to fix and tire conundrums and puzzles. Go for a ride on nearby American River Trail afterwards

PBW

Explore the elements of a tricycle drivetrain from the pedals through the cranks, chain, rear cog or cassette, and into the wheel.

Recumbent trikes (and quads), unlike two-wheelers, need to be properly aligned. Without proper alignment, your tires will wear out too fast, and there can be serious safety penalties.

In this free workshop, we'll show you:

brakes

Azub, Bionx, Catrike, GoSwiss, ICE, HP Velotechnik, Greenspeed

Join AlphaBENT in welcoming HP Velotechnik during their 2017 West Coast Tour.

PBW

Come out and learn about chains.

When to lube and how. Lube options. How to measure the wear on your chain. How to open quick-links (power links). How to use a chain tool.

We'll show you how to do all this and more concentrating on conventional multi-speed bike chains.

Caffeine and morning snacks provided. Bring a chain conundrum for our version of Stump the Chumps. Go for a ride on the beautiful American River Trail afterwards.

Where: 1114 C Street, Sac'to.
Cost: FREE

FSA, Patterson, Pinion, Schlumpf, Rohloff

Find out about options to standard drive systems: planetary gears, continuously variable transmission (CVT's), Capreo cassettes, Schlumpf drives, Rohloff Speedhub, and Patterson Metropolis 2-speed bottom-bracket / spider.

When are the different options appropriate? When are they on the edge? What works with what? How do you install?

We'll cover the highlights. There will be Show and Tell. Focus this week will be on the Patterson Drive. We'll put one on a test boom for a trike and see what it takes to do it.

Cost: FREE

Azub

Azub Open-House at AlphaBENT on the morning of 18 Oct 2016. Open invitation to try the new Azub Ti-FLY full-suspension trike, 2015 Trike of the Year TriCon, Azub Six full-suspension trike, and Azub T-Tris upgraded with 250W Neodrive electric-assist system.

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