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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    My trike made the Home Page

    On FFRtrikes. They renamed the configuration I bought the "FFR Hyprlite." It's the first set of pics shown when you hit their page. My trike was the actual photographic model.

    I've had it about a month and am getting used to handling the bent. Like all my bikes I mainly use it to commute but it is a blast on a joy ride. I alternate riding it and one of my diamond frames since it makes a great recovery day choice. I use the motor extensively but also pedal - it uses the leg muscles differently than the diamond frames. I've gotten a solid 40 miles on one charge at average speeds in the low 20's.
    Korval is Ships
    See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page

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    Senior Member David Bierbaum's Avatar
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    Do you mostly pedal, pedal with assist, or totally spin the electrons? That thing looks like it was designed to be a motocycle.

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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
    Do you mostly pedal, pedal with assist, or totally spin the electrons? That thing looks like it was designed to be a motocycle.
    I pedal with assist. I admit the assist makes a huge difference keeping the average speed high. As I get more familiar with the trike I'm pedaling more. The gearing looks beefy - the smaller cog is a single speed freewheel. The electric RC motor is the size of a large coffee mug - quite small considering its output.
    Its design is evolved from the original trike that one of the owner's built to commute to his local college. The trike looks a lot larger in the pictures than in person.
    Korval is Ships
    See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page

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    Starting over CraigB's Avatar
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    That is one gnarly-looking trike. We need your own pictures of it, btw.
    Craig in Indy

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    Senior Member Terex's Avatar
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    I'm confused. What is the purpose of your trike? Do they have races for power assisted trikes up Pikes Peak? (your sig line)
    "It could be anything. Scrap booking, high-stakes poker, or the Santa Fe lifestyle. Just pick a dead-end and chill out 'till you die."

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