Has anyone made a 2 wheel drive bike?



The_Aleman

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Bumping this thread, because I came across a blog about the new Christini AWD with 2XL Snowshoe tires.

I think it's gorgeous.

 

FurryOnTheInside

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Bumping this thread, because I came across a blog about the new Christini AWD with 2XL Snowshoe tires.

I think it's gorgeous.

It's certainly cool and mechanically interesting, but at $5,900 I know I'll never have one. 🤑
I'd get the gears full of sand in the first minute anyway. Maybe they should be shielded in some way.. :unsure:

Idk why I'm thinking about this lol.
I have an independent-AWD in the works already, and it's simple, just as Darwin described. 🧐
 

CrazyDan

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Theres always the option for rack mount gas engine up front driving a sprocket attached to a disc brake wheel.
 

The_Aleman

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Sure, it's easy to throw together 2 separate drivetrains on a bike and say you got "AWD" but everyone who's done it knows it doesn't work as well as you think it might. The different rates of acceleration, even if both drivetrains are "identical", make it inherently unstable (see Hurst Hairy Olds or Mosler TwinStar) with a bike, exacerbated on slippery surfaces. True AWD is a single motor turning all wheels. The Christini AWD system does this (with pros and cons ofc), and on newer ones it can even be switched off so just rear wheel is powered.
 
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