The Urbantrike is a three-model line of tricycles designed specifically for adults. They feature a 20-inch, 38-spoke freewheeling front wheel (as opposed to the fixies you rode as a kid), a steel tube frame design strong enough to support 230kg, a padded 18-inch vinyl seat, and can even disassemble to fit in a more mature form of transportation — your car’s trunk. Plus you can customise a number of aspects of the design from the handlebar height to the colour of the frame.
You’ve got three styles to choose from (in ascending size order): the Bailey, the Atticus and the Adairicus. The Bailey has a 7-inch ground clearance and supports up to 115kg. It is available for a $US395 Kickstarter donation. The Atticus is slightly larger with a bigger front tyre, chromed alloy rear wheels and a sturdier frame that supports up to 230kg. It goes for $US595. Then there’s largest of the three, the $US995 Adairicus, which is easy to spot on account of the double rear wheels and “automotive-grade rear hubs”. And for five grand, they’ll help you design your very own line of Urbantrikes.
The Kickstarter campaign got underway yesterday and is looking to raise $US38,000 over the next few weeks.