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Old 09-30-12, 09:56 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-30-12, 10:55 AM   #2
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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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Old 09-30-12, 11:42 AM   #3
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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.
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.
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Old 09-30-12, 07:52 PM   #4
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That is one gnarly-looking trike. We need your own pictures of it, btw.
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Old 09-30-12, 09:33 PM   #5
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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)
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