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warren Posted - 04/18/2011 : 20:07:38
I'm still updating the buyers guide. There's not much new, but here are some interesting tidbits.

As far as industry trends go, prices have mostly stabilized, but some have gone up. The ever expanding trike models and manufacturers are now contracting with fewer models and no wave of new manufacturers like we had seen over the past several years. The biggest new trend I see is all the manufacturers building bent tube highracers.

Manufacturers with new models:

AZUB has a new ECO trike.

Bluevelo is now producing the Strada velomobile

Catrike has some new models with a different frame configuration to allow the seat to laid back a bit more. Here's one called the Trail:

The Sigma CLWB, which appears to be distributed by Cruzbike looks interesting.

Cruzbike also has a new MBB racing model called the Vendetta.

CYCLOTUR has a couple new SWB models. This one is the Enduro.

Edge Recumbents.com has resurrected the entire Burley recumbent line (!) This one is the Canto:

GoOne is now selling their FF Evolution velomobile. Sweet.

Hase Spezialrader has a new fairing + e-assist trike called the Klimax

HPVelotechnik has a new low cost trike called the Gekko fx

ICE is down to just three trike models, but two of them are fully suspended, with a very nice multilink front suspension.

Lightning added some CF hard shell seats to their P-38 and Phantom models and are calling them midracers. (see the Lightning site for pics)
Linear has released the Roadster SWB USS recumbent

LoGo trikes has a new model called the Rapide that looks nice

M5 has a new model called the M-Racer that looks nice.


I'll update this posting as I meander through the manufacturers.

-Warren.
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familycycle Posted - 05/22/2011 : 18:06:01
How about a recumbent four seater four wheel cycle from the Netherlands called the Quattrocycle?



I'm helping to bring these into North America. Here's the web site for it:

http://familycycle.somethingiknow.com/

Here's a Youtube video for it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQkETA41Eak
warren Posted - 05/12/2011 : 11:27:44
check www.zockra-factory.com
marc Posted - 04/27/2011 : 07:13:16
Hi,

don't want to sound chauvinistic but don't forget the Zockra, now available as 2 X 622(700) or 2 X 571(650C)



As far as the availability in the USA is concerned, I have no clue!

marc
warren Posted - 04/20/2011 : 15:17:25
It looks like a lot of the manufacturers are now making curved framed highracers. They do look nice.

Metabikes has revamped their lineup - notably with the MetaMorph

and the MetaThesis.20

Nazca Ligfietsen has a new dual 28" model called the Gaucho.

Optima has a couple new models, the Baron Elite with CF chainstays and boom insert:

and if that's too low for you, the Baron Highracer:

Performer has the Comp "special edition":

And a titanium high and low racer:

Quantum Toxy has a new folder called the "Flite":


More soon.

-Warren.




LunaticFringe Posted - 04/19/2011 : 16:57:45
Very cool.


Jeff in Tucson

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