Trikke

What's a Cambering Vehicle?

Trikke (pronounced trike)
Trikke three-wheeled cambering vehicles are human powered machines that utilise Trikke Tech’s patented 3CV technology to allow a rider to propel a chainless, pedal-less device forward without ever touching foot to ground. This elegantly simple construct provides a stable 3-point platform that leans into the turn with the rider while all three wheels remain in contact with the ground. A rider may reach speeds of up to 18 mph on flat ground, ride 50 miles in one day, and climb the steepest of hills (with practice!). Trikke’s design allows the rider to naturally engage his entire body throughout the ride. Legs are active for balancing and shock-absorption and arms punch for power-thrusts and hold on for stability and control. The Trikke 3-wheeler allows you, the rider, to feel the miracle of your own body and mind working in graceful unison. The bi-products of the ride are joy, health, fitness and a renewed appreciation for yourself and your life.

How it works

Trikke cambering vehicles allow a rider to utilise a fundamental physics principle known as the Conservation of Angular Momentum. While travelling on a slalom-like path, a rider moves his centre of gravity (his mass), from left to right (for example) while leaning the vehicle into a right turn; this movement of the rider’s mass is towards the centre of the turn, thus decreasing the radius of an imaginary circle which is formed around the centre point of the rider’s turn. This movement of mass to the centre of the circle acts in the same way that an ice-skater increases his/her velocity if he/she pulls in his/her arms (decreasing his/her radius) while he/she is spinning on the ice. Because of the vehicle’s design, a rider can learn to maximise the velocity generated from making each turn and then transfer that momentum into the next turn, and so on and so on. Propulsion can be so effortless that it feels like magic, or as strenuous as a full-blown sprint. Your choice.

How to Ride

In the simplest of terms, you rock & roll to make a cambering vehicle go. An experienced rider uses the entire body in a gracefully co-ordinated motion that leans the vehicle into each turn and transfers the momentum of each forward thrust into the next turn and the next. A Trikke ride combines the utility of human powered transportation with the thrill of carving deep surf and ski style turns. Like in other carving sports, everyone develops their own unique, individual riding style. Each ride becomes a personal expression session.

Can Getting Fit be this Fun?

Well, that’s what our riders are telling us! Sure, you’re losing weight, building muscle, toning your entire body, and making a healthier and happier you when you ride, but the key is – you’re having fun! Most enthusiasts who are writing in are telling us that the reason they are in the best shape of their lives is that their Trikke 3CV beckons them to go for a ride again and again because it is so much fun! It’s like being on a swing that’s moving down the road, but there are infinite nuances and combinations to try and experience with each carve. There are new levels of finesse that you will discover as you ride, and new combinations of different muscles used to send you jutting ahead. There are new hills that you will conquer that you never thought you could, and speeds that you will reach that before were “impossible.” All of this in a low impact environment, and ever-changing views…. More and more people are finding Trikke at the forefront of their active lifestyles.

Trikke as transportation

Cambering vehicles are an excellent human powered alternative for buzzing around town, around campus, or the neighbourhood. Lightweight Trikke products quickly fold and are easily carried into restaurants, trains or school. Best of all, it makes the tedious process of getting from here to there fun. Jimmy Evans (in photo at right from America) even chose to ride one across the country from Santa Monica to the coast of Florida!! And then he rode one across Europe as well!

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