Well the wife rode my actionbent trike today and it looks like she may have an interest in keeping my ab. So with that being said it looks like I'm in the market for a trike now.(I posted a post about a trike that was foldable with suspension earlier this week). If I were to basically change my preferences altogether since she is going to keep the ab and I'll need a carrier anyway(so I'll get a two trike carrier).
I'm 35 y/o, clyde, 6' tall, 240lbs.. and looking for a trike to evidently replace my AB .....The AB has been a good bike to decide whether trikes were for me or not but it has had some flaws. The terrain that I'll be riding is 95% paved with a split of that between roads/bike paths(60/40) and the majority of the terrain around here is flat. We will also probably ride the MS 150 this year and maybe do a couple of local club rides. My family also has a place at Gulf Shores Al so we'll probably carry them down there a few times a year as well. I'ld like to purchase a bike that I can enjoy for a while without having to do alot of upgrades or work to it. I'm not going to say that price isn't a concern but within reason would be fine. There are not any stocking dealers of recumbents let alone trikes so I'll probably have to just make a purchase and live with it. Given those specs what would you guys purchase? I was thinking about either a catrike expedition or a Trice QNT. The big thing I do not like about the trice is that it doesn't come with disc brakes so that would be an upgrade that I would do immediately. Now given that I don't want a $1k to keep me from getting a bike I'll enjoy that much more than another which one would you guys suggest if you were in my boots. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.