Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Recumbent
Reload this Page >

Full Fat Trike evaluation?

Notices
Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

Full Fat Trike evaluation?

Old 07-15-23, 06:10 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
DeadGrandpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Carolina
Posts: 1,221

Bikes: Too many, yet not enough.

Liked 319 Times in 205 Posts
Full Fat Trike evaluation?

I'd like to hear from anyone who rides an ICE Full Fat trike. I've been told that it's great for sand and snow, but other trikes are better suited for more common off pavement surfaces, such as dirt and gravel. The Full Fat was described by my trike dealer as "sluggish".

The reason I ask is that I came across a Full Fat, almost new, for a very reasonable price. My current trike is an ICE Sprint X Tour, which is a very fast and sporty, paved road ride, but I need something for the mountain gravel roads on which I used to ride my Plus bike (back in my two wheel riding days). I don't really question my trike dealer's bias, because his first recommendation was for me to install wider tires for riding the rough stuff, rather than buy a snow and sand rider that would be disappointing and slow. He said IF I decided that I needed a second trike, probably the ICE Adventure would be a much better choice.

Any other advice out there? Thanks.
DeadGrandpa is offline  
Old 07-17-23, 03:43 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,734

Bikes: too many sparkly Italians, some sweet Americans and a couple interesting Japanese

Liked 620 Times in 427 Posts
I can't help but if it where me the answer would be looking at the specs, do I need 10" of ground clearance or 6", monster knobby Jumbo Jim fat bike tires for sand and ice or just typical gravel and dirt tires, etc.
easyupbug is offline  
Old 07-17-23, 03:45 PM
  #3  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 1,280
Liked 384 Times in 289 Posts
How do you plan to get it to the gravel road? What is the weight of the trike that you will need to be able to lift?
Calsun is offline  
Old 07-20-23, 07:20 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
DeadGrandpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Carolina
Posts: 1,221

Bikes: Too many, yet not enough.

Liked 319 Times in 205 Posts
Thanks for your thoughts, folks. I have heard no one say that I will love the FF. I'm over it now.

Last edited by DeadGrandpa; 07-20-23 at 07:25 PM.
DeadGrandpa is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.