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1 April 2017 - 8:16am
 
 

Recumbent trike racks 1/2 off

 

[Disclaimer: This item was posted on April Fools Day, 2017. It is not to be taken seriously, though, perhaps, half-seriously. The rack and the trike are real and not Photoshopped. The trike is a Terratrike (perhaps an older Tour) and the rack is based on HP Velotechnik design.]

Today only, AlphaBENT is selling recumbent trike racks that are half off.

These racks are for trike owners who know that "less is more".

They are specially designed for non-touring trike-riders who have half a mind to take something with them, but aren't quite sure. The novel design leaves one side available for mounting dynamos and other accessories.

Manufacturers benefit from the 1/2-off concept by only having to design half of the rack and production is half as fast.

The first partial prototypes are in and AlphaBENT is selling them to test the market.

The new concept ushers in an era of fractional sales of fractional goods in the Fractional Economy.

Adherents of the Fractional Economy Concept say the economy gets a strong stimulation because recumbent trike buyers can purchase their trikes as they can afford to.

"I can see a day coming when people will buy 60% of a trike one month and then buy 15% more when their next paycheck comes in.", said AlphaBENT owner, Hugh Kern, "I'm only partially sure that this is going to take off. A lot of people have been telling me that this is a half-a__ed idea, but, I decided to just run with it."

 

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Sideview of ICE Full Fat recumbent trike with Rohloff Speedhub drivetrain

This ICE Full Fat off-road recumbent trike with Rohloff 14-speed Speedhub and full packing rack system and will be used for exploring and hunting off-road in the Sierras.

JCS on his Catrike 700

Researchers in Britain studying elderly endurance cyclists have discovered profound benefits to cycling at an older age.

mid-light exposure of 2018 flags

Major recumbent trike manufacturers revise their standard OEM recumbent trike flags with safety prioritizing over self promotion.

Catrike updates the 700 speed-trike for 2018, improving performance and addressing owner-feedback.

Overlay picture of folding action of a Gekko FX-26 recumbent tricycle

US supply of Gekko FX26 folding recumbent trikes runs low. Remaining Gekkos are in short supply in the USA, but some still exist at premium stocking HP Velotechnik dealers like AlphaBENT

A technique for getting out of a recumbent trike if your body doesn't fully respond to your wishes

Miles shows how to get out of an extremely low laidback recumbent trike with limited strength, coordination, or balance.

Splined torque arm installed on GoSwiss 500W recumbent trike electric-assist pedelec

An explanation of torque-arms, torque-collars, and why we need them with pedal-assist electric motor systems.

Classifieds

Terratrike

24 speed, tadpole style recumbent trike. Includes flag, mirrors, combo light and mounts, seat bag, chain guard, speed and distance computer, water bottle cage, rear rack, trunk pack bag, bike pump, safety bell, and cover. Bike has knee saver adapters installed on cranks. These can be removed. Very little wear due to knee and back injuries. Trunk pack bags are not in the photos but include a main bag that sets on top of the rear rack and panniers on both sides that fold and zip closed when not in use.

Original cost $3000 + $55 cover.