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18 September 2015 - 9:12am
 
 

Sun-Seeker full-suspension "Fat" trike

 

Sun-seeker showed a new full-suspension "Fat" trike at Interbike.

The display model was just that. We did not get a chance to actually ride it, but did spend some time examining it and asking questions.

  • Wheel size is nominally 20". However, due to the size of the tires, the overall wheels are comparable to 24".
  • Seat is a mesh on frame with adjustable angle. Seat stays are held with pins.
  • Components include conventional disc brakes and derailleurs.
  • Rear shock spring on the display unit was extremely hard. This can be either because the spring rate is very high, or because the preload is set high. Either way, a 160 lb downward force seemed not to budge it.
  • The front suspension employs elastomers. The ones on the display model were quite stiff. There seemed to be more give from the pneumatic tires than from the shock.
  • Overall weight was reported as 57 lb.
 

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